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Oak Park Art League

Oak Park Art League

My workshop on sanguine drawing at the Oak Park Art League was a great experience.  The class was full of enthusiastic, talented artists curious about the possibilities of traditional sanquine chalk as a drawing material.

I began the workshop with a short history and explanation of sanguine chalk as well as a demonstration on how to prepare the drawing sticks.

Preparing the sanguine

Preparing the sanguine

Rolling the stick

Rolling the stick

Afterwords we used the natural sanguine to draw from the nude for a couple of hours.  Varying techiques and applications were explored.  Below is a photo from the workshop.  I am really looking foward to doing another class in the future.

Workshop in action. Photo courtesy of Matt Baron

Workshop in action. Photo courtesy of Matt Baron

A previous post on sanguine drawing can be found here.  The following photos are a couple examples of my sanguine work:

Back study, sanguine on paper, 20cm x 30xm

Back study, sanguine on paper, 20cm x 30xm

Crouched female, sanguine on paper, 20cm x 30cm

Crouched female, sanguine on paper, 20cm x 30cm