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Figurative Drawing Lesson Beginners

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36 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Aug 31, 2017

I believe that anyone can learn to draw with the right information. I have a four-part system to teach anyone who is truly motivated to draw. All you need is a HB pencil and a few pieces of paper and the drive to follow through on my plan and you will be able to create a likeness that eventually will include form, texture, shadow and spatial composition. For any age. A session is 30 minutes long. You can have back-to-back sessions to form a longer 'class' if you are not too tired. Focusing can be tiring at the beginning just like any exercise. Your stamina will improve with time and practice. I can also give you homework if you request it. I will teach you how to draw a human figure, or an animal if you prefer. I can also guide you through drawing Still Lifes where you will take some objects from around your house and set up a display and even lighting if you have clip-on lights (you can buy one or two at a Home Depot or IKEA if you want to progress in Shadow rendering at some point in the sessions). What you learn to draw is completely up to you.

Training & Qualifications


I have been an artist for 50 years. I began drawing as a child, and painting with oils at around 7 years old. My grandmother was a portrait painter and she started me off on shirt cardboards. I watched her struggle with tricks of the trade that most artists use, and by the time I was 12 I had determined that I was going to teach myself to draw freehand and with no tricks. No grids, no projectors, no tracing...I wanted to learn to really draw. And I succeeded. It was a matter of figuring out techniques and how to focus. How to really see. How to circumvent the mind telling us what we should see, or what we want to see, and find what is really in front of us. I later used my knowledge to help various people on their journey of self-discovery with a pencil and truly enjoyed putting them on the path to free-hand drawing. I would love to help you too!

Availability & Preferences


by appointment

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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Dec 18, 2017
Susan is an incredible artist. She created a stone carving from a sketch she did and the work is exquisitely detailed. I had a great time meeting her ...and seeing her studio, as well as picking out a stone. I would recommend Susan's art to anyone. Thank you so much! show more
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About Susan Conner

Hey there. I have been trading and bartering for 26 years as a free-lance sculptor in stone and painter. This Simbi program is a wonderful extension of what artists have been doing since the dawn of... time. It is in my opinion a sacred exchange which I am always grateful for. I am pleased to join this community. My work comes from a place of pathworking, and also from decades of professional experience. Lets grow together in this astral community of trust and love. Regarding my extant paintings: I am looking for an appropriate venue to trade my large number of paintings for language studies, primarily. I will be posting photos of these paintings that I have created over the years. I feel that I can start creating again in oil paint if I can find loving homes for these works on canvas. Like puppies or kittens born in my home, I want to find the right home for these treasures of mine. As a painter I need to do this to continue my evolution in 2Dimensional expression in color. Regarding my commissioned artwork: I truly enjoy sketching, painting and creating by pencil, paint-brush and all other modes of transportation of the image, symbol and concept across a page for your use. I have the ability to work with you, co-create with you, and perform in any style including portraiture. Just Ask Me. Regarding my Mothering 101: I have so much experience which I wish to share. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly, but mostly the great, the beautiful and the ultimate in joy coming from the journey of parenting. What an honour it is to share this with anyone who asks. Regarding my stone carving business: Quotes from my Site regarding the stone carvings: Welcome to the home of Conner Bernett Stone. Susan Conner worsk in the most ancient of media, creating decorative art for both corporate clients and individual art lovers. Susan loves to do custom work. You can find us at Art Markets in Montreal, Canada or at our other venues such as By Ward Market, Ottawa, and Fine Juried Art shows all over North America. Images “Drawn from Stone” to last for generations to come. Unique Works of Everlasting Art Every piece is one of a kind, carved from the most beautiful stone including granite, limestone, labradorite, quartz, and marble. You can display our works of art indoors or outdoors, and be assured that they will look striking in all weather, and under both natural and artificial lighting. You’re Invited to Connect With Conner Bernett Stone Contact us any time to ask about our work or to arrange for a custom piece. Stone Bas-relief carving – each one unique. Connecting with the client, so that the client connects with the piece. Envision a symbol of your company’s identity carved out of stone – your business’s spirit through your company’s logo in granite. My sculptures are always researched, designed and executed by me, and I am proud to declare them as the culmination of 25 years of stone artistry. The stone whispers its stories to me and I co-create with Nature. My work is both Fine Art and Poetry, as it presents its pure healing energy – light extending out from natural quarried rocks, and the quest of the imagination that collaborates with it. I am always open to new concepts and motifs, but also enjoy perfecting vintage images, as they evolve and flux with my personal and spiritual evolution. The path is the goal in stone carving. That includes connecting with the client, so that the client connects with the piece. We begin with a highly polished stone slab chosen for its color and beauty. We break it up manually into different sizes; each piece formed from the stones’ natural inclusions and veins. How do I execute my designs? I cover the stone with a protective sketching surface. Drawing on the design with a pencil, the next step is to hand-cut the areas out, exposing the stone surface that we want to sand away. This process is done free-hand with total artistic license to create as we work. When the larger massed out areas have been carved deeply into the stone, we remove our protective material, and using a diamond–tipped dremel, the finely etched details are added. This also is done freely. The result is always uniquely one-of- a-kind. show more

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