Drawn Lines

April 2, 2018

Line is Building.

LINE is basic for BUILDING drawings.

 Remember mistakes are gifts to the artist, a way to stretch the mind to generate and motivate inspiration.

To make the sketchbook, take two sheets of 7 by 11, letter size any color paper, I like white. Fold the two paper in half and cut on the fold line, slide the 4 sheets together, fold, and cut on the fold. You have 8 small sheets, slide together, fold these in half, cut, slide together, you have 16 smaller sheets with 32 sides. Notice, scissors cut a line. 

Now, to keep the book together. 1) You can staple along the center fold.  Or, 2) You can sew in an easy, simple way. Don't panic,; this is a simple book. If you have a needle, or any sharp pointed edge, the scissors, make four large holes in the center fold. Then finding any string, thread, shoelaces, or twine, or thin wire you have handly, push through the holes. Leave a long end to tie. Pull the string through the holes and tie the ends together on the outside the book. I like to leave the strings dangle.

We used a 3D thread line to hold the rectangles pages together.

You can make a cover for this small book. Open book and place on a colorful piece of paper or any paper you have. Cut around the edges of the open book a bit bigger so the cover will fit when folded and covering the pages.

Now the last,  on the cover of the small sketchbook write your title and sign your name; this is a commitment for fun.  Lately, put numbers on your book's pages in the bottom corners. On page one, again put your title and sign like on the cover! This study of lines is yours to own! Writing and words are lines.

We are ready to draw!

On pages 2 and 3 draw the types of scribbles you see. The most common kinds of lines drawn are vertical, horizontal, diagonal, parallel, zig zag, cheese, curves, half circles, circles, scalloped, spirals, curves of force, smooth, rough, thick, thin, straight, meandering, broken, dots.

Assignment: take the lines drawn on your page; and with your pencil or pen and a piece of paper on pages 4 and 5, PLAY. Make a free-form, non-controlled, abstract, non-objective drawing. Your first work of art.
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Sue McPeak said...

Excellent quote.."Mistakes are gifts to artists". The book making lesson is such a good one for artist of all ages. And what a great way to start the lessons and building skills...Lines. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal Letter B...Books for Knitters...where knitted lines also are builders.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Fine Sue, art of all kinds is creating and build, knitting sure does. We knit all in other ways also, and we can enjoy doing which brings out the giving and fun in us.

Zulu Delta 45 said...

Hello, Nice Blog! Good Luck on the A-Z challenge! Zulu Delta

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Thank you, Zulu Delta 45, the same to you the first is always the hardest, it is said a habit takes 21 to become real.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I've learned much from my mistakes so your quote rings true with me. With only two years of art in highschool all of what I know comes from the Internet which is an excellent resource for helping to shape my limited abilities. This is simply a fun pursuit that I've come to love a lot over the past year. Thanks for sharing!

Curiou as a Cathy
A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'Bookstack"

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Cathy, I think we are always learning about art and the ways we see. As I get older the values become greater because of all my various schoolings, classes, workshops in all the mediums, so important for my life. Everyone needs to create. Your drawing are fun and delightful. Keep going.