Drawing Experiment: Combining Objects
This week I wanted to show you one of my favorite drawing exercises that I like to teach. This exercise is great if you are stuck in your head or don't know what to draw.
Take 2 or 3 random things and combine them into a drawing!
The reason why this is great for your creativity, is because it allows room for spontaneity, randomness and the flow of your creative mind. Very interesting things can happen then, ideas that we might not have even thought of!
You want to try not to plan too much or get your thinking/ planning mind involved too much. Your inspiration could really be anything! Last week I just happened to get the new issue of Vogue in the mail. I just sat down with magazine and flipped through to see what caught my eye.
I first noticed this adorable cheetah. I have to be honest, at first I doubted my ability to draw a cheetah, but I did it anyway. Mine doesn't look exactly like the photo, and that is the FUN of it. Every person's drawing is unique, so don't worry about it not being perfect.
Then, I was inspired by the flowers on this dress. Again, mine look completely different because I was trying to stay loose. I also used the lines on the wall as another element.
I'm not sure what exactly is going on in this photo but I thought that those bushes could make an interesting addition to the foreground!
And there you have it! A fun little exercise to do when you don't know what else to do! I hope this has inspired you to get out the sketchbook and try something new. Let me know what you come up with, I would love to see your combo-drawings!
Registration is OPEN for my "Getting Creative with Hand Lettering" e-course!
Class begins November 6th.
Hand Lettering is a great way to express yourself and create work that will make you stand out as an artist. In this class, you will not only learn how to draw beautiful hand lettering, but do it in your own unique style!
I will share with you where I get inspiration, how to use your sketchbook to explore, we will observe different styles of typography and I will show you and combine ideas to create something all your own.