Good morning everybody,
We heard that many of you have been busy either planting your own plants or observing plants grow in your back gardens or during your family walks.
Well, we have been busy planting too and had lots and lots of fun in different ways. Maybe you would like to have a go doing some of these activities or using them as ideas for your own plant fun.
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How To Draw What You See - Observational Drawing
Materials you will need:
1. First get everything you will need ready. Set your paper and art materials down in front of the item you want to draw.
2. Start by sketching the overall form loosely (like drawing an outline), and as large as possible, on the paper.
3. Once you have the big picture outlines of your drawing objects on paper, you can begin to add details - smaller shapes or parts within, shading, patterns, colours, hairs, spots, etc.
Remember to keep looking back and forth from the object to your paper, as you draw what you see.
For example, If drawing a simple an orange, you can can think about what shape does that orange look like to you (like a sphere or circle), how big are you going to draw the circle on your paper. When the you've drawn the outline think about how to show the dimpled texture of the orange peel - maybe using dots, where do you see most of the dots and where is that on your drawing. Think about the colour but remember that each colour has more than one share. Look carefully at what shade is the orange on different sides. You can experiment on a separate piece of paper - draw colours that are most close to the colour you need one on top of another. Try doing it gently and light or harder and dark.