Friday, May 27, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/27

This is the end.
For now.
I want you, for your last daily sketchbook of the year, to grab a pencil and draw. From observation for at least 20 solid minutes (but maybe more).
I won't have that much cleaning for you to do today, but I will have some. I'm looking for quantity today, so give me that. Your time may be fragmented as you help me, but that doesn't mean you can't get that in as a minimum amount of time.
And smile. Always smile. Art is fun.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/25

Take a uniball pen.
Draw something you are looking forward to about this summer.
Do not draw it out first in pencil.
Do not reference a photo.
Draw from memory/personal knowledge.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/23

For today, use one of the below hand drawn type examples to create a phrase of your own. Don't think too hard on the phrase, if something doesn't easily come to you, just do your name.
Get the type to look as much like the example as possible and be as consistent as possible.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/19

It's the last class day before study drawings are due so you have one of two options:

1: work on one of the study drawings you will be turning in to me on Monday 5/23
2: draw multiple and overlapping hands (yours from observation) in your sketchbook with your choice of drawing instrument

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/17

Mindful Moment Mindful Moment Mindful Moment Mindful Moment Mindful Moment :)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/13

I'm surprised everyone loves those pens as much as they do. Well, maybe not. It is easier after all. 
You know what I'm talking about, so grab two things and begin drawing one of the two images shown below. 
DO NOT begin in pencil first and DO NOT begging globally. By this I mean do not outline the whole thing and then begin. 
Draw by dealing with a section at a time - including hatch and shading, and then gradually moving on. Your goal is to draw as close to the image shown as possible for a solid 14 minutes (please set your timer) knowing that you won't finish the entire thing. 

Oh, and those two things you need, an iPad and a uniball pen. 
Smile, be happy now. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/11

Step one: go get an ipad
Step two: get your watercolors out
Step four: add awesome watercolor to the same image you were drawing last time

Monday, May 9, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/9

Step one: Go get an ipad
Step two: get a pencil and eraser ready
Step three: click on THIS LINK
Step four: draw one of those great images in pencil
Step five: be happy, wait that should be the perennial step one :)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 5/3

In one of those really interesting moments of internet-ness today (which happens to be 4/19/16), I am going to interrupt our previously scheduled daily sketchbook/mindful moment to have you read THIS.

The funny thing is, that article was written more than two years ago. I would unequivocally say that it is just as - if not more - important as it was in 2013.

For today's sketchbook I want you to read THAT ARTICLE and give me your thoughts on it. You can choose to do one of two things.

Option 1) write out your response with a pencil or pen (print please) in your sketchbook, take a photo, and upload that photo
Option 2) type your response directly into canvas (this is the preferred option).

I'm not looking for an essay here, but I do want you to be articulate and thoughtful and take the time and length necessary to give this article its due.

Once you are finished you have two options.

Option 1) but your phone in your backpack - which will be on the floor, zipped up and out of site
Option 2) bring your phone up and set it on my table until the end of class

Yes, this means none of your own music. I will play the music for you today.
You are welcome :)