For this weeks prompt try drawing the same thing over and over again! it sounds boring but as you repeat your drawing of an object you will begin to understand its structure more, be able to vary and experiment with your drawing techniques. Try different materials and stop worrying if the image is “correct”, it doesn’t matter!! you’ve got loads of drawings of the thing!!
Try a Cup or Mug, a house plant or shoe. don’t try anything too complicated and a stand along object is best, that way you can move it around to draw different views of it. try and fill at least one sketchbook page with drawings of one thing that you do in once day, or longer!!
Famous artists ahve often revisited the same object over and over, practicing their skills and managing to show different emotions and mods in images of the same object.
As ever, if you ahve any work you are doing in Lockdown and would like to share on this blog, just email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we will try doing some drawings without observing, lets see what just comes out of the pen or pencil when you are not paying attention! First of all here is a great guide from Brooks Chambers about how to get started with what he calls doodling.
For this weeks prompt you need some paper, pen or pencil, and an object from your pencil case or kitchen.
Using the artist Victor Nunes as inspiration, try placing your object on the paper and seeing what it suggests to you in terms of another object or scene, animal or person. Use the pencil or pen to add the lines and shapes needed to show that new thing. Use a Camera or camera phone to capture the image with the object there and then try moving it to see what else you can make!
It would be fantastic to see some of our WMCollege learners sharing their Arts skills on this National Platform for home artists. If you do submit work please also send it in to email@example.com so we can show it here as well.
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For the first weekly WMCollege Drawing and Painting prompt we will be Looking out the Window! Artists have often used windows as an opportunity to frame their view of the world. You can use just a pen or pencil or venture in to colour if you have paints of coloured pencils available. Don’t worry about using special paper, even a sketch on the back of an envelope is a piece of art!
Try first drawing the frame of the window, fill the paper you are using or the whole page of a sketchbook. Make the window as big as possible!
Notice the structure of the window. What are the shapes on the frame? Can you see the wood grain? How many panes of glass are there? Can you see any fastenings or hinges?
Once you have drawn the frame then turn your attention to what you can see through the window. Make sure you draw wat you can see, not what you know is there. If an object is cut off by the frame notice at what point that happens, halfway up the frame? Or near the bottom? If you can see plants or foliage notice the texture of the growth, do not just fill it in with scribbles, try and make your marks in the same pattern as the plant. Pointy leaves need pointy marks.
Lots of artists have used the window as starting point for their art. Here are some examples to inspire this weeks work.
If you would like to share you work with others please send an image to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in next weeks posts.