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November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

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Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Friday, July 8, 2011

More Sketches

more sketches done with new info
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

Here are a few more sketches from my drawing class. With this exercise the instructor, Wes Schafer, suggested that we use line to help describe the contours of the body as opposed to relying solely on value. This was a new concept again and I had trouble getting the hang of it... it is way too easy to slip into my usual way of doing things. I'm quite happy with the drawing on the top left.

© Nicki Ault, 2011 

This is a detail of that drawing to show the lines used to suggest the roundness of the leg and arm and the gentle curve of the belly.


rahina q.h. said...

you should be happy with all of them Nicki... i am already seeing changes in your work:) and btw the Alone with the Sky painting is lovely!

Nicki said...

Thank you Rahina! That is great if you are seeing changes already... hopefully they are improvements or at least interesting developments.


suzanneberry said...

beautiful work nicki! i agree, you should be proud of them all! you're inspiring me to take some classes, lovely work.

Nicki said...

Hi Suzanne,

So good to hear from you! I need to catch up on your work... hope you are well and painting like crazy.

I'm not sure you need classes... you could actually give them and I would come and be your first student!


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I do love your sketches. Super.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara.