Have a go at the wide spectrum of exciting art workshops generated during lockdown.
Enjoy the marks you make on the paper and try to feel what your eyes see. 👀 In a sense draw with your eyes and feel the marks you make. Try your hardest not to look at the paper while drawing, this relieves the pressure on what
you are drawing. 🙈
Doing a continuous line drawing can be helpful and fun as it means you don't need to see the paper to find your place and can lead to some interesting shapes.
Play around with what utensil you draw with (pencil, ballpoint pen, brush, charcoal) as this will change the line style. You can choose to colour in elements of the abstract image if you like or just use it as a drawing exercise. This exercise can be useful to find shapes and forms for another more finalised piece of work.
All you need is a ruler, pen or pencil, paper and a six sided dice (you can use more dice if you wish)🎲.
The video shows you how to create a chart with four sections,
1. dice roles
You then fill the grid in with words that fall under the sections. You then role the dice three times and the numbers generate a subject for you to draw for example- beautiful tree walking 😍🌳🚶♀️You then draw the subject.This exercise is great for drawing but can be used for a multitude of mediums such as poetry, story writing and painting if you wish. 👨🎨🖍
1. On your walk take cuttings of plants you like, I recommend grasses, vines, flowers and leaves.🌾🌱🌸
2. You will need scissors and rope, if you have no rope you can use twine, string, wool or thread.
3. Find a nice tree that offers a space to weave in for example in between branches or in between tree trunks. If you don't have a tree to work with then anything that offers a space (that is safe) is great! 🌳
4. Begin by tying rope horizontally across the tree trunks. Make sure they are evenly spaced. There is no set number but I recommend six strings, just so you have a nice space to work with.
5. Make sure there is tension, if the strings are loose, tighten your knots or move the rope around the trunk.
6.Now it's time to weave vertically across the ropes you've tied to the tree. Take a long piece and weave in and out on the ropes that go across the trunks.
7. With the next one weave the opposite way from the one you just did (out and in). Continue this until you form a grid.
8. Cut off the excess rope if you wish.
9. Time to weave! Don't worry if things break or fall, just slot things back in or remove damaged leaves. You can use material if you wish, I put some jute strips in mine.
10. Now you have a lovely seasonal weave!