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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Two-point perspective, success!!!

Fist pump, fist pump!
After spending over 7 hours on Sunday working on my homework assignment of the two-point perspective drawing of a chair, vanishing points extended to sheets of newsprint taped to the back of my drawing paper, up and down from the easel to the table to extend lines of convergence, much agonizing over angles, etc. - I did it!
Today in week 3 of Drawing II we went round the room, critiquing the 20 drawings that students had completed. We got to mine near the end. Instructor says, "of all the drawings here, only Jean has achieved the perspective exactly right". Stars, fireworks, a hug from a lovely young student who told me I was the MVP - so wonderful.
Constructive criticism from the instructor was that the floor does not work quite right, and that I should tone it down and shade the back of the floor to one quiet tone.
Next two weeks, three-point perspective. Onward, onward.

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