Girl with a Pearl – Studying from the Masters

Ruskin said something like “You haven’t really seen a thing until you have drawn it”.  Very true. I sometimes do sketches from the masters. Here is my sketch from Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earing.  No originality here on my part, but doing an accurate sketch of this sort of subject brings one to learn and understand much more deeply than merely viewing the image. You notice a lot more, such as the overall structure, the skew in the lips, the eye covered partly by the nose, the graphic of the eyes, the modeling of the eye socket bone,  the subtlety of the eyebrows, the open spaces between the marks. I don’t mind saying it took quite a while to get it this far – but worth it as a learning exercise.

Drawing The Face Semiahmoo Arts (for Ozzie & Ellen) Vid 1 of 6 {Dec 11 2017}

This is a 6 video demo series on Drawing the Face. It is about 2.5 hours long overall. It is a good intro, once over lightly. Best to start with video 2 of 6. Video 1 is just an overview that needs some editing and there is a problem with the link , anyway.


Past Workshop:


Life Drawing – Drop-in studio – Non-Instructional Sessions at Semiahmoo Recreation Center, White Rock-South Surrey May through Aug 2017.    (604) 536-8333  
Life Drawing offers many benefits,  pleasure, and FUN. Models are draped & un-draped. Bring your own sketch book and drawing materials. Everyone is welcome.
Member’s Price: $40 for 5 sessions        Non-member Price: $50 for 5 sessions.
FRIDAYS    Sept 16-Dec 2      10:00AM-12:30PM  

Drop-in tickets can be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office at South Surrey Recreation Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5pm