#365DaysOfArtPBQChallenge Week 2, Exercises 8-14
Welcome to the Week 2 wrap up of the 365 Days Of Art Challenge! If you haven't started yet, no worries! The link up at the bottom of the post will be open all year and be sure to check back to see what other fellow creatives have made with this week's exercises. Read more about the challenge here.
Without further ado, here are my 7 for this week… the good, bad, and ugly!
#8 Draw a collection of vegetables. I tried to draw vegetables that weren't green because I didn't want this exercise to be splotches of green. But wait… is a pumpkin a vegetable? I guess I should have looked that up before I drew it. Do you know what those brown splotches are? A potato and an onion! (insert hysterically laughing emojis here)
#9 WOW! Just kidding, I didn't draw the parrot. This exercise was to add the details to the feathers and leaves using lines. It really does make a big difference on the final outcome, and I wish I could have shown you a before an after photo.
#10 Experiment with different materials; the book recommended using chubby pencil crayons. I do not own those, but I dug out the only crayons that I own. They happen to be washable crayons just in case I decided I wanted to color on the walls, who knew! I don’t have kids, and I have no idea when or why or how I got washable crayons. Do you recognize some of the quilting motifs that I used on my I Wish You a Merry QAL quilt? I wonder why I'm so good at infinity loops, could it be I just love drawing them?!
#11 Oh no faces!!! Practice drawing the features on the faces. I tried drawing ears and they just look odd. Again all my people have concerned facial expressions. Note to self: next time try to add a smile in there!
#12 Add leaves and fruit to the branches of the tree. This was my favorite exercise this week! I was going to try for a spring and fall divide on the tree but I couldn't figure out how to draw fall effectively. So I opted to just have a green leafy side and a side with delicious red apples! Not the most realistic since most apple trees have WAY more than a couple apples on it, but still pretty. I used a combination of colored pencils and markers.
#13 Color the circles to create different color combinations. Pretty much testing colors with printed color stripes to find color combos you may not have picked before. I thought this was an interesting way to approach stretching color usage and color pairing. I'll need to think about a good way to use this with fabric. Used markers for all of my circles.
#14 The last one this week is to draw flowers. I apparently don’t know what flowers look like. However in this small little photo, it doesn't look quite as hilarious as it does in my book. I also didn't like how the demo flowers were so tiny so mine are BIG! Mixed the media again with crayon, colored pencils, and markers.
Now that we've all had a good chuckle, I encourage you to join in the fun and expand your creative horizons too!
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