1. Paula Briggs
    October 17, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Wonderful drawings Sheila – really powerful! I love the scratchiness of the charcoal on some of them. They look like they want to escape the page!


  2. Sheila Ceccarelli
    October 17, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    Thanks Paula – yes the teenagers did really well and responded well to a step by step approach but also took complete ownership of their drawing process towards the end of the session.
    The key idea of contour drawing and then shadow, then shading worked well. It is also worth mentioning that when students lost the drawing they could bring it back quite simply by emboldening the contour and blackening the shadow.
    Thanks for the idea!


  3. Sue Gough
    October 18, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    Fabulous responses Sheila!


    • Sheila Ceccarelli
      October 24, 2013 @ 10:11 am

      Thanks Sue! – They loved working big!


  4. Margaret Christison
    November 3, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Absolutely inspiring! The wide range of mark-making makes for rich texture and the seemingly swift initial lines with follow-on layering result in strong drawings- tension/contrast/movement/rhythm- I love them! Thank you.


    • Sheila Ceccarelli
      November 3, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

      Thank you for your feedback and encouragement Margaret – I’ll pass it on to the students.
      Best wishes,


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