Here are some drawing “assignments” and step-by-step tutorials to keep you busy!
“Crazy Bird” watercolor, pastel and crayon on cut paper.
Here is a short tutorial of the “Crazy Birds” project that I taught 5th graders in Beijing, China! The video shows... Read More
In this video, artist/teacher Diane Culhane demonstrates an acrylic painting project using both the positive and negative spaces. Have fun!
Diane is a painter and art educator living in Seattle. She... Read More
Here is a quick and fun way to make original paper dolls… a perfect thing to do with your kids or to nurture the kid inside you… because we’re... Read More
One of the labs in “Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists” is called Abstracted Minutia, in the chapter “Inspired by Nature. Following is a more elaborated tutorial than found in... Read More
How do you SHADE an animal that you’ve created from your imagination? There are two things I think about when shading imaginary creatures.
First, I imagine a light source, such as... Read More
Hello! Today’s tutorial is sort of a Take It Further option of Chapter 5 from “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals“: Abstract Watercolor Starts.
I will be showing you how I... Read More
1. Grab a small sketchbook or stack of drawing paper and a pen or a pencil (any kind). I used an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie... Read More
• Several different kinds of Washi masking tape (or even just regular masking tape)
• Mechanical pencil
• Smooth paper, about 5″x7″ (I use Fabriano Artistico... Read More
This little tutorial will hopefully dispel some myths about watercolor being “impossible.” Yes, it does have kind of mind of its own sometimes, but that’s part... Read More
This activity should take only about 10-15 minutes, depending on how many rabbits you draw. The supplies you will need are:
Here is a step-by-step process of how I might layer markers, colored pencils, and pencil when working in my sketchbooks (you can see more sketchbook drawingshere and here!)
I drew... Read More
When I posted the above flowers a few weeks ago, many of you expressed an interest as to how I made them! So following is a quick tutorial... Read More
This elephant is inspired by beautiful Oaxacan wood animal carvings. Here’s how to do it:
STEP 1: Doodle some scribbly elephants in your sketchbook. Pick the one you... Read More
For today’s assignment, please grab some paper and charcoal (or any writing utensil that you are comfortable using), and watch this video!
(Remember, “gesture drawings” are quick sketches... Read More