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Negative Shape Drawing

A little known technique by beginners but widely used by experts is negative shape drawing. Since the positive shape (the figure) and the negative shape (the background) share and edge, you can draw either one. If the positive shape is giving you trouble, switch! Draw the negative shape instead. . . it’s a lot easier.

 


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Worksheet for Triggering Words

So hopefully you checked out the video for triggering words. Well, here is the downloadable worksheet. Enjoy. I’m currently filming and editing the next beginner’s video: negative shape drawing. Stay tuned!
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Use Triggering Words: Ka Bam!

My second video for beginners is about triggering words. Saying your art sucks does not help. Try to use words that are more descriptive and accurate to describe your drawings. These types of words (triggering) will help guide your hand to make the correct marks on to your paper.

I still can’t figure out how it’s becoming inverted and transposed on YouTube. It uploads just fine here.

Advanced artists I haven’t forgotten about you. I have one more beginner video and then the one after that is for intermediate to advanced viewers. Stay tuned!


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Trouble with YouTube and My First Video on Site

So I tried to upload my second video to YouTube and what happened? It views right side up on my computer and on my Facebook page BUT not on my YouTube or for that matter my Google Plus account. I don’t know if it’s a bug they need to work out or maybe I did something on my end BUT they do show up. Scroll down and you’ll see the video of my room. I tried to upload that same video to my Google Plus and it was upside down AND backwards. The same thing for YouTube…upside down and backwards. I figured out how to rotate the video so it’s inverted horizontally. WTF does that mean? The right is on the left and the left is on the right and the words are backwards! In fact, I just tried to get to my video and it was taken off!

So I decided to heck with YouTube. I upgraded and I’m going to host my own videos. The first one was coloring Ironman which is on the downloads. I embedded that video when YouTube was working! This is my second video. It’s for beginners and it’s about six minutes long. I recommend using basic shapes when beginning a drawing for two very good reasons. Find out what they are! The download for this video is on my download page.

At the end of this video are some more funny out takes because this filming business takes some getting used to. Anyway…it’s kinda funny. Enjoy!

 


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Classroom is Ready for Learning!

So my day job is teaching art (I gotta pay the bills and eat). Here is a glimpse of what my classroom looks like this year. I love going to the Dollar Store! Almost everything you see was bought there. It’s a teacher’s best friend.