Away with the Birds!
Birds are our constant companions; we see them in our gardens, backyards, out on our walks – they are all around us. In Term Three we will take birds as our primary subject matter as we have fun exploring the colour, tone, texture and attitude of our feathered friends.
We will look at the anatomy of features such as feet, eyes, wings and feathers, sketch from ‘life’, create sketches in graphite with colour wash, culminating in a final full tonal A3 graphite drawing of your chosen bird subject in the environment.
Linda Weil is a professional artist with over 40 years’ experience in drawing and illustration. Starting with a career as Artists’/Illustrator for a variety of national magazines, she now exhibits her work in a variety of galleries and exhibitions throughout Australia. Her engaging and detailed drawings of animals, nature studies and fantastical objects have won numerous awards. She has authored and illustrated ‘How to Draw Lifelike Animals’ and co-authored ‘The Art of Drawing Animals’ for the well-known international art publisher, Walter Foster, as well as creating unique drawings promoting Derwent pencils. Linda teaches regular drawing classes locally in Victoria, workshops interstate, and private tutoring sessions. A full resume as well as examples of her work can be viewed at: http://home.exetel.com.au/lindaweil