Simple OWL drawing lesson using kid-grade felt pens

[Film by Anna Thorsen] I teach OWL drawing for most, if not all, of my creative engagement workshops.  I use the OWL image as it is easy to break it down into simple geometric shapes on which to build form. I usually use china marker. But we don’t always have the “right” material. We have…

Mindmap Tutorial Week Part 3: Stream of consciousness mapping

I am diving into a much-needed new mindmap this week, so I thought I’d create a tutorial during my process! Tutorial so far: Introductory blog post- mindmap tutorial week Part 1: What is a mindmap? Part 2: the Big Vision TODAY: PART 3 OF 7: Stream of consciousness mapping In your journal start writing out…

Draw-a-sugarskull tutorial!

Pull out some supplies and enjoy this old drawing tutorial to celebrate the release of our by post street iPhone case featuring Calavera (sugarskull) Karl! Anna T Fabulous of by post street and Jenn Mickey of 1181 Lounge at by post street launch party, April 2013. Photo by Viranlly Aix Liemena

I love to draw! I want to show you how I do it! Coming soon: pay-per-view drawing tutorials!

 

Kat’s Drawing Tutorial: Gesture Drawing PART 4 of 4- abstraction. #artschool

In this 4 part tutorial, we move through analysis of form, to drawing details to abstraction through gesture drawing. See Part 1: INTRODUCTION See Part 2: GEOMETRIC SHAPES  See Part 3: ADDING DETAILS  Now we move to finding the image and abstract it through gestures.  What I mean by that is- you find the form in marks…

Kat’s Drawing Tutorial: Gesture Drawing PART 3 of 4- adding detail. #artschool

In this 4 part tutorial, we move through analysis of form, to drawing details to abstraction through gesture drawing. See Part 1: INTRODUCTION See Part 2: GEOMETRIC SHAPES  Now I want you to build on the simple forms you saw in your subject in Part 2 by drawing details.  Enjoy, relax, have fun!  There is no…

Kat’s Drawing Tutorial: Gesture Drawing PART 2- geometric shapes #artschool

See Part 1: INTRODUCTION  In this tutorial, we move through analysis of form, to drawing details to abstraction through gesture drawing.   In part 2 I want you to build on the intro where you drew on top of a photo, and draw the simplest form you see in a subject. Let’s use my latest…

Kat’s Drawing Tutorial: Gesture Drawing PART 1- INTRODUCTION #artschool

My favorite drawing technique: GESTURE DRAWING– finding the image in random marks.  Don’t worry if you don’t know what I mean.  In this drawing tutorial, I’ll slowly take you from this: through to finding the form, then enhancing the form and finally decontructing/reconstructing the form. In this introduction, I simply want you to look at…

Drawing tips: the principals of drapery #artschool

Some drawing drapery sites: http://www.creativespotlite.com/drawing/drapery-tutorial-1.htm http://fashion-design-drawing.com/Drawing-Drapery-Part-1.html http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/things/drawing-drapery-folds-clothes.html — See also: Kat’s portrait tutorial

Kat’s portrait tutorial PART 3 of 8: Draw with your eyes closed #braingym

Recall: PART 1: DOODLE WITH RED OR ORANGE Recall: PART 2: DRAW WITH YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAND Still using simple newsprint and a china marker, close your eyes and draw a face as you see it in your mind’s eye.  NO PEEKING!  Draw for 2-5 minutes, eyes closed, running your china marker along the imagined face. The…

Kat’s portrait tutorial PART 2 of 8: Draw with your non-dominant hand #braingym

Recall: PART 1: DOODLE WITH RED OR ORANGE Part 2: Draw a face (from life or from photo) using your non-dominant hand.  Do not cheat!  This is great brain-gym and forces you to let go of preconceptions and fears.   Relax and have fun! I’m using my left hand in this exercise.  The drawing style…

Kat’s portrait tutorial PART 1 of 8: Doodle with red or orange. Celebrate @drawingday!

In celebration of WORLD DRAWING DAY, I’m posting my portrait tutorial!  Let’s start with PART 1! You’ll need paper (I’m using newsprint today), any light colored drawing medium– e.g. pencil, crayon, pastel (I’m using red and brown china marker– my favorite medium), a subject– live model or several photos (e.g. from a magazine etc). When I start…