Eaton Hamilton

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” – Lillian Hellman

Tag: drawing

Quick Sketches

It’s been more than two years since I was able to attend a sketching class, because of hand and wrist arthritis and general malaise, but yesterday it occurred to me after doing a workshop with the London Drawing Group (botanicals, watercolour) that I might find online ateliers with timed poses, as I’m mostly a figurative artist. I was lucky and found several. It’s so very good to exercise these muscles again, and I’m grateful to the hosts. As always, should you wish to purchase a print of anything you see, please follow the contact link. Here are some quick sketches, mostly one, two or four minutes:

Quick figurative sketches from online drawing sessions.

The Near-Sighted Monkey Is At It Again

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Lynda Barry has her class syllabus online so you can work along with her students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Go here and scroll down to the bottom, working backwards.

Pharting around.

 

It is a good exercise to make art.  i do it often.  It makes me think in poetics, somehow.  Does this happen to any of you?

Blind contours

 

I don’t look at the page, nor lift my hand, though I put a few deets in afterwards, in these cases just the hat stripes.JEH1

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JEH3Blind contours, Jane Eaton Hamilton, 2015

 

Colour the world/What is art for?

Did you ever wonder where pigments came from?  This is a lovely resource for a peregrination into artists’ colours.

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Jane Eaton Hamilton, Paris, 2014

The world in pigments.

Here is a video by Alain de Botton which I love very much.  What is art for?

What is art for?

New sketch

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(based on uncredited photo: if someone knows it, please let me know the tog)

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