Trinidad and Tobago
“I am a self-taught artist currently focused on developing my art skills and finding my aesthetic. I really enjoy the Art Prof Draw Alongs because I feel like I learn a lot about techniques and I see a different focus from what is usually available online.
I am also very grateful for the community aspect and I like being able to connect with other artists and art students. Not to mention that Prof Lieu both makes me laugh and inspires me.”
It was a really nice bonding experience meeting on common ground by drawing random refrigerated foods with her. I hope we can do it again together for the next Draw Along session!”
“There is always something fun to draw. Leftovers are useful subjects. Deepest darks are important.”
“The Draw Along this time was to draw an item that is in your refrigerator. I knew the second I opened the refrigerator door that I wanted to draw the fresh local corn that I had picked up the day before.
I always like choosing items to draw that I can physically manipulate in some way. This ear of corn was perfect because I could husk it to reveal the interior kernels, but also get a lot of drama in the silky corn hair and the husk.
The more I observed this ear of corn, the more I kept imagining that it was a punk rocker with a crazy hairdo. I loved drawing the dramatic motion of the husk, the silky hair spilling out of the top, and articulating the dense kernels inside.”
“The Draw Along was a very fascinating experience for me because I never knew what the outcome of the drawing would look like. I never expected these pieces to look so gritty, but that’s exactly what I liked about them.
This experience also felt as if I were in a classroom again, knowing I was drawing along with someone.”
Participating in the Draw Along gave me such good insights into art and also gave me the necessary inspiration and push to keep going.”
“I’m an amateur who was introduced to art a bit later in life and have come to enjoy learning about the materials, techniques, composition, history, process, etc. and trying to apply what I’ve learned.
The Draw Alongs are a great experience. The hurdle of trying to decide what to draw is eliminated, and the limited time frame forces me to try and stay loose, gestural – in a let-it-flow kind of creative mode. The constant feedback – visual and audible – is really like sitting in a formal classroom transforming the professor’s knowledge into my notes in my artistic shorthand. Good stuff!”
The Draw Along was great because I felt part of a ‘worldwide class’, all of us drawing at the same time, with the privileged chance of asking questions live. I learn a lot from reading the careful and detailed manner in which the Art Prof team gives feedback about the various pieces. I can see the commitment each of them devotes to this project, and that’s amazing.”
“My family took a vacation in Sandwich, MA this past summer and we visited Dexter’s Grist Mill, where we picked up the a sack of corn meal that was made at the mill. I loved the old fashioned sack that the cornmeal cam in, and thought it had a lot of personality.
I tried to see the sack of corn meal as a character: a sad, dopey sack of corn meal that was plump and chubby and would have difficulty walking if it tried to walk! I had so much fun positioning the sack of corn meal in different ways to give it a different sense of personality with each pose.”