WARM/ COOL Sunflowers

Originally posted on Tauroney ART:

Follow these steps to create your own warm/ cool sunflowers! :)

Please remember these two REQUIREMENTS while working:

  • Sunflower must be cropped off at least one edge
  • Each section (petals, center, leafs, background) must have 3 colors within it

Reference for the warm and cool colors:

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Sketching through Taiwan

Syed:

sketching…

Originally posted on Teach - Travel - Repeat:

We went to Taiwan in August & I bought a little sketchbook right before going.  I had a goal of filling the pages with sketches wherever we stopped and had a minute.  I started off strong.  I drew and painted about 4 sketches in the first 2 days and then the days turned busier and hotter.  Our first two days in Wulai were really relaxing and slower paced.  It allowed a lot more time to sit back and sketch.  I ended up only doing one sketch in Taipei.  I think it was mostly due to the weather: either super hot or pouring rain.

I’m not especially proud of my sketches because I don’t have a lot of experience with landscapes, but I am excited to be getting back into the hobby of sketching again.  frameShareFile

On our last night in Taipei we went to the Red House.  It’s an old historical building…

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Shape Exercises Day One

Syed:

love those shapes..very nicely done.

Originally posted on Grumplebee:

Shape practice took about an hour and a half today. In addition to the shapes, I also decided to practice some shading as The Art of Pencil Drawing has some demonstrations of various shading techniques to practice.

Upon taking a closer look at The Art of Pencil Drawing I found some really good information about what the various types of pencils with the are used for. Also what you can do with them at varying degrees of sharpness. It was a little overwhelming. But for now I’m just going to focus on the shapes. Unfortunately, the book also goes straight from some information about shading straight into drawing things that look pretty complicated. Luckily, The Complete Book of Drawing has some good information about drawing exercises.

I also practiced various over and underhand drawing techniques. I found various techniques worked better for making different shapes. As I remembered from last…

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School Blackboard #13

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Syed:

blackboard and chalk – can write poems, illustrate and improvise. nice…

Originally posted on Michael Huppatz Blog:

Another animal as the theme for this picture in my School Blackboard project. I decided on the subject matter of this drawing a couple of hours before I got to the school courtyard. The large origami crane on one side of the board is all straight lines, while the crane on the other side is in flight and shows us the natural curves of its frame. A few feathers escape from the flying crane and begin to turn into the instructional diagrams of the origami in the centre of the image. I wanted to have many more of these feathers turning more gradually into the origami, but I rushed my composition a little and I didn’t leave enough room to properly render this.

I had hoped that some students might have their interest sparked and try their hand at some origami, perhaps in their classes. The next day I saw a couple of…

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SIMPLE ZENTANGLE IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU

Syed:

remarkably reproducing a pattern, filling pages, trying to achieve perfection, notebooks tell stories if you unashamedly peek into them.

Originally posted on The Artistic Life by Emily Cromwell:

Zentangles are a great way for a person of any age to sit down, draw whatever comes  into their minds, and relax!

WHAT EXACTLY IS A ZENTANGLE?
If you haven’t heard of them before, the name can sound a little funny! A zentangle is a “patterned” drawing made through the use of intricate and creative simple drawings. Think of it as a quilt, if you will. Quilts are made up of several patches and those patches come in different sizes and shapes, and within those patches are different designs and patterns. That’s essentially what a zentangle is as well. It’s just a fun way to create a fun and up-lifting drawing!

“When you create in a Zentangle way, you create a beautiful piece of art. You also can deliberately create a mood, a focus, a state of mind.”

-Zentangle.com

A FEW PATTERNS TO GET YOU STARTED
I drew up six…

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