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Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim

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Introduction

DRAWING IS FUN! If you don’t think so, then you probably haven’t drawn lately!

DRAWING IS SCARY. Okay, I know it is scary, too. You feel comfortable with collage or acrylic paint, but not with a pen or pencil. You might have tried to learn to draw from traditional drawing books or classes and felt frustrated, or worse, bored. Perhaps you’ve tried learning to draw on your own, but are critical of your efforts. (Note: this is not fun.) And yet . . . something inside is telling you to try putting more of your own hand into your work.

Let’s put fun back into drawing! I’m hoping to help you begin to see drawing as a pleasurable activity rather than as an opportunity to beat yourself up. Honestly, mark-making is one of our first pleasures ...

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