This week’s topic is abstract drawings of water using watercolour paint.
Materials needed: set of watercolours, #10 watercolour brush, white plastic mixing tray (white plates or white plastic lids are fin), spray bottle, blotting paper (optional), pencil, eraser, sharpener, two containers of water (to mix with paint and to clean brushes), paper towel. You will also need at least 4 sheets of 9 x 12″ watercolour sketchbook paper (each of these sheets should be cut in half for a total of 8 surfaces).
This week’s topic is drawing leaves with graphite pencil. The project is inspired by this time of year when so many leaves are on the ground. The focus is on drawing from observation including shading and texture-making.
Materials needed: set of 12 graphite pencils (or a range of graphite pencils B, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B), eraser and sketchbook at least 11 x 14″, 3 or 4 leaves (look for leaves that might have insect holes in them or ones that have started to curl)
This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on using chalk (soft) pastels on coloured paper. The project is inspired by American artist Wolf Kahn and will involve created an abstract landscape with trees.
Materials: set of 12 soft pastels, a pad of coloured pastel paper, 12 x 16″, a rag, eraser and plastic palette knife.
This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on using text as source for design and composition.
Materials needed: sketchbook (14 x 17″), a range of graphite pencils (eg. B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), eraser and ruler. Also write down five headlines from a newspaper (print or online). Can’t find anything to use? Try: The Guardian
This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on drawing plants with ink and brush. Chalk pastels will be used to introduce colour.
Materials needed: black ink, brush (#10 watercolour brush or small bamboo brush), two small containers half full with water, chalk or soft pastels (2 colours is enough), soft cloth for blending, 2-3 cut flowers (buy yourself some flowers or use flowers from the garden)
We are pleased to announce the return of regular weekly sessions of Draw by Drawing on Wednesday mornings. The sessions will be held on a weekly basis until December 8. And then they will continue again in January. There will be a one or two Monday evening “pop-up” sessions in October and November as well for those who can’t make the Wednesday morning ones. More info about those will be on this site or our Draw by Drawing Facebook page.
This week’s focus in on drawing feathers with ink. Exercises will include drawing feathers from observation and creating fantastical imaginary ones with ink patterns.
Materials: black ink, drawing nib and drawing nib holder (if you don’t have this you can use any kind of black pen); sketchbook or loose paper and a couple of feathers (images of feather will be provided via screen sharing if you don’t have any).