Welcome to my new blog – I’m glad you’re here!

This new journey of mine all began back in February 2016 when I took a 3 week “Classic Drawing” evening class at The Colour Jar in Durham.  I hadn’t drawn in 20 years (literally), but I decided to rekindle my visual art drawing flame and get back into this as a hobby (especially for the harsh winter months here in Grey County).  I actually have a drawing from 1 of the 3 evenings posted on this blog (it’s located on my contact page if you would like to check it out).  It’s done in either charcoal or conte – I actually don’t know!  You may wonder why I would post that image (especially on such a prominent page), but I like to show skill progression!

I hadn’t drawn in 20 years (literally), but I decided to rekindle my visual art drawing flame and get back into this as a hobby.Stacey Wight (Staysee Design)

Bridal Fashion IlllustrationSummer Holidays ~ Travel Sketching on Location

From there, I took a 3 day “Travel Sketching on Location” class in July 2016 while I was on my week off from work.  We did pencil, ink and watercolour sketching at three different locations for 1.5 hours: The Garafraxa Cafe in Durham, Tim Horton’s in Durham and the Hanover Farmer’s Market.

Love at First Sketch ~ Bridal Fashion (Marker) Illustration

After that class, I was counting down the days until the next scheduled workshop – “Fashion Illustration” in August 2016 held at The Garafraxa Cafe.  This was a three-part series (2x/week for 3 weeks total. Each class was 2 hours):

  • Introduction to Drawing the Fashion Figure
  • Drawing the Costumed Live Model
  • Colour & Finish

We were to come out of the workshop with one finished illustration.  I chose to do a Bridal Fashion Illustration using markers.  (I happen to be a wedding photographer as well – see more images with this beautiful bride on my wedding and portrait blog).  I found the awesome pink frame in Winners.

All of these classes were instructed by Rhonda Abrams of the Durham Art School and I purchased my supplies at The Colour Jar.

So this begins my journey with Fashion Illustration…

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