Lockdown Prompt 6

This week try drawing things you can see in your house:

  • Kitchen utensils, like a whisk or slotted spoon
  • A family photograph that you cherish
  • Your feet (or someone else’s feet)
  • Your hands (or someone else’s hands)
  • A necklace, ring, or another piece of jewelry—try combining them in a still life
  • A furry friend (working from a photograph is probably best)
  • A fresh bouquet of flowers (try colored pencils with this one)
  • The items on your coffee table
  • Your most interesting pair of shoes
  • Fresh fruit that’s been cut in half
  • House keys attached to a keychain
  • A cup of coffee and pastry from a local cafe
  • An interesting knick-knack off your shelf
  • Crumpled fabric
  • An object in a glass dish
  • What you’re wearing today
  • Your dinner that night…
  • … before you’ve prepared it (the ingredients)

Why not try some different techniques to make your drawings? see the link below for suggestions:

https://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/sketching-tips-beginners-81516497

Lockdown Prompt 5

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.

Monnets haystacks

Cezannes Apples

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 annas@wmcollege.ac.uk