Mr. Bally Sketching

Joaquin has finished “Sketching”, the first program in Mr. Bally’s art curriculum. Twice a week for one month he welcomed imaginary instructor Joe Bally (quite a character!) and produced a charcoal drawing on 18×24-inch newsprint paper. He used visual reference for most pieces, and often drew practice sketches before tackling the large format.

Fox (May 17)
Fox (May 17)

Wolf (May 22)
Wolf (May 22)

Preliminary sketches for Human (May 24)
Preliminary sketches for Human (May 24)

Human (May 24)
Human (May 24)

Turtle (May 29)
Turtle (May 29)

Abstract Galaxy (May 31)
Abstract Galaxy (May 31)

Kangaroo (Jun 5)
Kangaroo (Jun 5)

Preliminary sketch for Ten Little Subjects (Jun 7)
Preliminary sketch for Ten Little Subjects (Jun 7)

Ten Little Subjects (Jun 7)
Ten Little Subjects (Jun 7)

Abstract (Jun 12)
Abstract (Jun 12)

Preliminary sketch for Planet (Jun 14)
Preliminary sketch for Planet (Jun 14)

Planet (Jun 14)
Planet (Jun 14)

—Mama, can you see Mr. Bally?
—No I can’t.
—Do you believe that there is a Mr. Bally here with me, teaching me art?

—Yes Joaquin. He’s in the 5th dimension. That’s why I can’t see him.

—[laughing] HE’S NOT IN THE 5TH DIMENSION!

Sketching in the backyard
Working on his preliminary sketch for Human
Next to all his sorted drawings

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