Monday, June 17, 2013

My Weekend Recap- Dina Wakley's Classes!

Good Morning Everybody!

I'm back home from a wonderful weekend taking classes with the amazing Dina Wakley!  It was a totally fantastic full three days of learning something new each and every day!  Wow too cool! 



One of my favorite classes that Dina's taught was "Faces."  Learning how to place the features of a face in the appropriate areas so they don't look like cone headed aliens... that I always seem to draw.  Here are a few pictures...

From a beginning sketch that looks like a female Frankenstein to some that I don't mind sharing!  Well, at least they look like humans anyway!

First Sketch

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Here are some art journaling pages....
 

 
 
 
Now for some class pictures...
 





 
 
We really had too much fun!  It was a BLAST!  Thank you Dina and Carolyn for such an amazing time!
 
 
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

15 comments:

  1. Inky fingers, always a good sign of have fun! Love the red head, so cool.
    Hugz, Z

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  2. This truly was a magical weekend!! Learning from one of the BEST teachers with good friends at The Crafty Scrapper!!!

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  3. Now for a really big challenge.....do a self portrait. I "forced" myself to do this a few weeks ago and I am glad I did it. I look like I am 10, but it makes me feel good that I accomplished it. And why do other peoples' faces always look cool, but when we try it we hate them? Good job Jimbo!

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  4. Looks like a great time! Fun, friends, and art, what's better than that? Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Looks like a good time was had by all! Who are the two ladies in the photo with you? I'm guessing that one of them is TexasBarb? Thanks for sharing your faces!

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  6. wow Jim, that looks a totally fun weekend, I love Dina's work.

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  7. Really like that red-faced guy (?) and the last two faces. How amazing to have such improvement in such a short time!! Are we gonna see any creations on your blog soon? Or, do you have to wait 'til after summer CHA?

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  8. That looks like a blast! I took a few classes with Dina here in NYC and had a blast. I never thought I could draw or paint ANYTHING and I took her bird class and actually loved ther positive attitude and I ended up with a piece I love and hung it in my room. NEVER would have thought it possible! Hope she comes back to teach this class, as the idea of me doing faces is even more scary! LOVE how yours turned out.

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  9. looks like you and everyone had a lot of fun! I think your faces are great... it was cool to see the change in your drawings.

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  10. Wow! That looks like so much fun!!! I so wish we had something like that around here where we could learn from some amazing artists! Looks like you are off and running with Dina's cool techniques. Love your faces! I have GOT to order your desk from ETSY. That is my next stop! Love ya! <3 Candy

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  11. Wow looks like you had a blast! Loving your journal pages and your faces are not bad at all! Hoping she comes to NJ so I can learn to draw something besides stick people. :)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  12. Loved making art with you...you are fabulous in every way. Hugs & smooches!

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  13. Aah Jim. You lucky bum! You came home with some awesome art. Totally worth taking the time for out of your schedule. Happy you had a blast.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  14. I had so much fun being in the class with you and kay and barb(who was always willing to offer me help)You and your friends made me feel welcome.And Dina was the best teacher and so much fun! Jim, I hope you feel really good - really soon!!!

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  15. So glad that you had a fabulous time! I love your creations! I hope one day to meet Dina in person; but until then I will just keep stalking her blog! Hugs to you!!!

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