One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media (One A Day)

One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media (One A Day)

Veronica Lawlor

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1592537243

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Through 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity.

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it! Café musicians, pencil and marker VARIATION You might try picking two separate musical genres to see how you interpret each graphically. What are the differences between the sounds of the two musical types, and how do those differences affect the type of materials you choose to draw with, and the speed of your drawing? Drawing has pacing inherent in it: If you draw faster, you’ll get a different feel than if you draw more slowly. Dominick’s drawing at left has a quick, upbeat feel

overwork it; the idea is to discover what assortments of shape, line, and overlays work for you. Making a little ratatouille when you’re finished drawing might be a nice idea, too. VARIATION You might also enjoy trying a little abstraction with your bowl of fruits and vegetables, as in my drawing of mangoes below. Take the shapes of the fruits or veggies and play around with design. Repeat the shape, make it larger, make it smaller, let the colors run one into the other. I did this piece

sit at your table and make a drawing of a place you have always fantasized about visiting. Let the romance of your destination influence your color choices and marks. You might choose a landmark of the place, such as the Eiffel Tower, to help identify it for yourself. Or not—remember, this is a picture for you and you alone. Save it to bring with you when the day comes that you actually make the journey! * * * TIP Reading some poetry or quotes pertaining to your fantasy destination can

the farmer’s market in Portland, so I’ve called this exercise ‘Bountiful Harvest.’ Meaning, to explain, the harvest of all kinds that reportage drawing and illustration has brought me: my old friends and dearest Studio 1482 family, the wonderful group of artists who study with Margaret and me at the Dalvero Academy, and the new friends and sketching enthusiasts from around the world that I met in Europe and at the Urban Sketchers Symposium. Not to mention the joy I get every day from doing what I

portraits, pencil on paper Faces “I spent the afternoon at a Barnes and Noble bookstore the other day. During my break for coffee at the Starbucks café, I made some drawings of the people around me. Clockwise from top left: the whiny kid; the satisfied customer; the shy girl waiting to order; the eccentric dude; the quiet reader; the old woman in a wheelchair.”—Despina EXERCISE 17 Go to a local café and find a good seat. Order yourself a coffee, or latte, or whatever you like to drink,

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