Expressive Inks Masterclass with Tracy Fennell Illustration Part 2

Another Saturday spent at The Studios in New Mills yesterday! Such a creative and inspiring time with Tracy.  After an interesting class last week, it was great to put into practice some of the techniques we learnt.  We had a beautiful model called Alannis, she had a fab collection of outfits for us to draw (including some rather fetching lace bunny ears – I wanted to wear them… as you do! :D).

We started off with a striking red coat and black hat…

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I always feel a bit wobbly at the start of the classes but I soon got into the flow of things (and so did the ink!) 🙂 Alannis, after break, changed into a floaty dress, complete with a red masquerade mask and a rose.  Tracy had various acetates that she projected on to the wall… some birds, butterflies and typeography.  It really helped to bring the composition together…
inks Part 2 Ms Bandit Wood Art 10 inks Part 2 Ms Bandit Wood Art 12All the painting/creativity was hungry business… We popped out for a sandwich and so we were fuelled for the last section of the class… Lace… well lace bunny ears and mask to be precise! 😀  Tracy talked us through techniques for drawing lace with the water in and dip pen – the results were very abstract and unique…

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I really enjoyed this section (the bunny ears were completely fabulous darling!! :))

 

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After a while, all the concentrating was getting a bit too much, so Tracy gave us a couple of exercises to loosen us up… Contour drawing, using the dip pen  – I just looked at Alannis and not at the paper (it’s not as easy as you think!)

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ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM, IS BUT A DREAM WITH IN A DREAM

Then we tried drawing with our opposite hand – my right in my case.  I loved it! the lines had different thicknesses and I felt that I wasn’t over thinking what I was drawing.  I love the less is more approach using this method…

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For the last pose of the day I decided to use this technique – I really liked it 🙂

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I’ve come away from the class completely buzzing and can’t wait to get creating at home.  I took lots of pictures which are on my facebook page I can refer back to.  Practice makes perfect 🙂  I’ve got a few more classes coming up at The Studios, how exciting! 😀

Ms Bandit Wood x

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