There's something so satisfying about writing, drawing, or scribbling with a Sharpie marker. There's far more to the Sharpie than just writing on the side of your moving boxes. Why not use Sharpies to create art? In Sharpie Art Workshop that's exactly what author and artist Timothy Goodman has done. Below is an excerpt from the book along with some fun examples.
In art school I often found myself in class daydreaming and doodling and turning the teacher's assignments into a creation of characters. I did it mostly with letters that were meant for my learning purpose, but the real joy came when a teacher had a print out with some type of weird shape that pushed my imagination to create a little character. Maybe this is why I love this prompt from Paintbrush Playbook so much?
Let's start with a simple question: What is a stick figure? There's more to it than you think. Those fine lines and basic shapes are actually the "skeletons" of more complicated drawings. In fact, animators and cartoonists sketch stick figures first to get the look and feel of a character before adding more color, layers, and definition to make a sleek, 3-D image.
Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to mix pattern and color!
Anyone who has been to New York City knows that it's the city that never sleeps. While the entire city may be high energy, each section of the city has it's own feeling and vibe.
Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you decided to start the year by revving up your drawing skills? Scurry into some new drawing techniques with Drawing Forest Animals. We're even doing an Instagram giveaway for a copy of the book! To enter: head over to @walterfoster on Instagram, follow @walterfoster and tag a friend. Two lucky followers will be chosen on Monday, January 12th to win a copy of the book.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Well that might be true but when someone comes along and puts their own unique spin on something that we associate with being old fashioned, it's like a breath of fresh air.
Food lovers rejoice! We have the perfect book to blend your culinary delights with your artistic genius: Doodling for Foodies. Consider it a gourmet guide to channel all your good taste to the doodling page.
Darice McGuire lives, paints, and teaches acrylic and oil painting on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Darice's love for nature inspires her Hawaii and California landscape and seascape paintings. See more of her work in the new release The Art of Painting in Acrylic.
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