April 1, 2018

A - ART is for everyone!

Art is fun and easy, we all have the ABILITY.

Each day a different assignment will be drawn into a simple sketchbook as a Line Drawing Project, I did years ago. These how-to-draw assignments will help you see lines that are around us and that we can copy.


If you do not have a sketch book, we will make one. Or, if you rather just draw on pieces of paper, a post-it pad, or any pad for making simple sketches. Remember, the larger the size of paper, the more time spent on making simple sketches. When done with our study, you will have a book of your ART!

To make the sketchbook, take two sheets of 8 by 11, letter size or 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 stitch. Don't panic,; this is a simple book. If you have a needle, or any sharp pointed edge, or scissors, punch/drill four large holes in the center fold. (donot use a hole punch, the holes are hard to balance with the lines) 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 line 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.

Make a cover for this small book. Open book and put a colorful piece of paper or any paper you have for the cover on the pages. 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 your small sketchbook write your title and sign your name; this is a commitment of fun. Lately, put numbers on your book's pages in the bottom corners. On page one, again write your title and sign like on the cover! This study of lines is yours! Notice writing and words are lines.

We are ready to draw. Get you pen, or pencil, crayons, pastels, chalks, and your sketchbook.

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Assignment for A: 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.

Send assignment via the 'ART for DRAWN LINES' message on this page. I will send the email address for you to send your drawing, for pages 2 and 3, which I will post on this blog.

Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artists and creative.

8 comments:

~Lee~ said...

I love your theme -- Art IS for everyone and everyone should have an opportunity to create & enjoy art!

Iain Kelly said...

Sounds intriguing, look forward to learning more tomorrow.

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Yes, Art is for everyone, and all of us can be artist - like learning to walk or speak. Art does rules and principles, which are easy and basic and applies to all art. Line is my favorite.

cheryl lennox said...

It makes me sad when people say they can't draw. I can't imagine not doodling and playing with art supplies. It's time for me to get off the computer and draw some lines!

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Cheryl and Lain thank-you, please come again--> love the company.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Your prompts are inspiring. Art sketching has become a favorite passion since last year's challenge and I'm delighted that I finally reconnected with this love.

Curious as a Cathy
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Alana said...

So happy to have found your site, thanks to A to Z! I'm bookmarking you so that I can come back for a nice long visit next week, when the kids are back in school, and I have my art journal open and ready for some fun!!

:) Alana (also posting A to Z, over at www.ofloveandlight.org ... You'll find a bit of art and creativity over there too, as well as other thoughts and ideas adjacent to creativity!)

Bobbie Kinkead said...

Alana, a special thanks to you for liking what I have done, and possibly say. I get into how we need to practice because we need to understand what is happening between our seeing, thinking, hand and fingers and the materials. ENJOY! Glad you are an artist!