Pencilific: Learning to See, Draw, and Love the Values of Grey.

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: Chicosalt



A slideshow presented at Pencilific workshops, currently in Chico and Mendocino. Focuses on Betty Edwards, learning to really see what we want to draw, the principles of art and elements of design, drawing and creating satisfying sketchbooks.

A slide presentation created by Lori Stevens

Attributes needed to draw: Fresh eyes Time and patience Self-forgiveness Playfulness Openness to new ideas and approaches Practice thinking: Process and journey versus Destination

Play NO fear Laugh Relax Loosen uP Forgive Learn Make a mess and love it

What we are NOT going to do.

Recent Work

My Work

William Kentridge

Alberto Giacometti

Kathe Kollwitz

Michelangelo Buonorrati

Leonardo daVinci

Elizabeth Layton


B. Tritt.

U. Wathling

Il Lee

Pere Rius

Pere Rius

Cy Twombly


Il Lee

Miquel Bohigas Costabella

Cy Twombly


Seth Young

C. Saul

Teri Brooks

1. M. Allen

Practice creating value with marks 2.

Positive and Negative Space

Albrecht Durer: Grid Perspective Tool

A plate from Jean Dubreuil's 17the century manual, "Practical Perspective Necessary to All Painters"; here, an "artist's glass" is in use.

Franz Marc

Nine boxes using “L’s”- Two dime Black and White NO midtones Something with text but NOT readable Bold shape or shapes Emphasis on Form Sfumato Texture(s) you think you can handle Chiaroscuro Illustration A recognizable image

Saturday evening homework: sketch out your house plan forge famous signatures finish what you didn’t comb the beach for cool subjects Sunday: Three Dimensional Studies

Form, Value & 3D

About Edges

Renato Orara

Light, Shadow and Reflection

3” x 5” card

Proportion and Perspective



Physical Texture Visual Texture


Unity Kandinsky


Space and ba I. Hunter


Rhythm and Mov Phil Lewis


Jim Dine

Cath Riley


Loui Jover


Gillian Hurst

Simple beauty

JJulia Clift

what to do next??

HL Boyce

My Life and Art Maxims (always a work in progress...)

More homework: Establish a Pinterest board called “Drawing to Do” Establish a bunch of Pinterest boards Take a lot of photos with great composition Pick up rocks and look at them with drawing in mind Join The Red Elephant Project on

Thank you for joining me! Lori Stevens

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