Student's artworks by Olivia & Joyce
Expressing what is transparent is a challenge in painting. It goes without saying that students find this more difficult than others, especially when drawing transparent objects for the first time. In this sense, the picture of the transparent object expressed by Olivia and Joyce below shows how the students perceive the image of the transparent object and how to express the properties of these objects well.
In the picture of Olivia below, the movement of wine flowing over a wine glass was captured and drawn naturally. This lively expression makes the picture more three-dimensional.
In the past I've seen funny cartoons that give beginners a sense of how they feel about drawing.
Newbie who want to draw for the first time like this will feel this way when they see expert who are already drawing well. I did too. However, at some point, if you continue to draw, you will see that your simple lines gradually become three-dimensional and take shape.
If you continue this developmental process, you will find yourself getting more and more immersed in the world of painting. At that moment, your drawing skills will improve dramatically. I think that the role of facilitator is important for educators to help students discover this pleasure on their own.
Myungja Anna Koh