Connor Patrick applied his brush to the paper, drawing a bead of pigment and water in a way that he hoped would create a smooth transition from lighter to darker color.
The first several attempts hadn’t worked out so well. The reds and oranges kept bleeding outside the hand-drawn lines and splotching together. But the sophomore from Albany, New York, is patient. This first assignment is a triangle with color shading to make it look three-dimensional, and the practice was a row of rectangles in progressively lighter shading.
He trusts his professor’s counsel that drawing and painting are not just a matter of talent. He believes he can master the skills. But this is not an art class, and it’s not his major.
To read the story, click here.
Originally published by news.nd.edu on December 09, 2020.at