|Kate watching Don Colley illustrating people drawing through his sketchbooks.|
I had a rare opportunity to be a student today at the Don Colley Workshop. We gathered this morning in the classroom at Daniel Smith, Inc.
But FIRST!! Look at the swag we got from Faber-Castell!
|Thank you, Faber-Castell and Dan Smith, Inc. for the generous box of drawing stuff!|
Don started us out with pages from his sketchbooks, demonstrating some fascinating techniques he uses with Faber-Castell marking pens. Check out his masterful technique through his video demonstrations here. Then we moved outdoors, to Alki Beach. Brrrrr!
|Don teaching at Alki Beach.|
|I am told that as long as your head and chest are bundled up you can go ahead and wear your shorts, no problem!|
It's 12:15 and our teeth are chattering by now, so we all walked down the avenue to Pegasus Pizza & Pasta for lunch. They fixed us right up, with delicious food and great service all at a big long table. Don decided to illustrate some basic measurements on the human head......his head!
|Not forgetting about the Seahawks game that we were all missing, Don puts on his game face.|
Tina and I still opted for another indoor venue.We got a nice hot coffee and a cinnamon roll to share at the iconic Top Pot Donuts. Ahhhh, bliss! Nothing better than being out on a sunny, albeit chilly, fall day, on or near the beach, learning something new!
See more of Don's sketches from today post workshop here.
Note: These are the raw sketches from our day at Alki. It will take me some time to try out all the new tools and techniques I learned today. When I do, I'll post them up and share my thoughts about working with all my new stuff.