Arttango.com | Art education lessons and projects for K-5 students Learn Basic Drawing Welcome to Basic Drawing! Here are six simple, easy and fun lessons that will teach you how to use line, tone, texture, and shading with pencil and pen and ink. Skill and technique exercises will help you to develop drawing techniques of line and shading to produce volume and dimension and line expression. Through lessons dealing with a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, and self-portrait, your skills will be further developed and you will find that you are actually drawing and having fun as well! About Using The Right Drawing Materials Using the right drawing paper, pencils and pens is important. Small drawing tablet Purchase a small 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" spiral bound sketch book of at least 100 sheets of quality, medium weight, fine grain paper for your sketch journal. Larger drawing tablet Purchase a good quality 8 1/2" x 11" spiral bound sketch book of at least 50 pages of medium weight fine grain (textured--not smooth and not real rough) paper.
Introduction to Art/Drawing Exercises Drawing from life "Drawing from life" is the act of drawing what you see. Life drawing is considered fundamental to most other types of art because it teaches the student to observe all aspects of their subject. Life drawing is also easier to evaluate than more abstract art: If the student intends to draw a subject from life, then their artwork can be evaluated as how well it directly resembles the subject. The mental process The brain's visual system is large and complex, designed to reduce an image directly to a concept so that the person can then act on that concept. The eye sees the subject's nose.The visual system reduces the image to the concept "nose".The mind thinks, "What do I know about a nose? In learning to draw from life, artists learn to ignore the conceptual aspects of their subjects so that they can concentrate on the visual details. Exercises Copying an image using a grid Copying an upside-down image Blind contour drawings
ART LESSONS LIBRARY Looking for an art lesson? Click on any of the three categories below to show you my collection of lessons, posts and tutorials for each topic…. Color Pages for Mom - Free Printable Adult Coloring Pages free art lessons online instruction - learn how to draw, sketch paint Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials - Hodgepodge Welcome to our Hodgepodge free listing of chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages. This list of free tutorials is always being updated. Rather than 50, we now have 100+ free art tutorials! Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons. We love pastels. What type of chalk pastels to use? The pastels our children use (above) are Rembrandt. Handmade by Terri Ludwig. Dick Blick. Nana’s advice – start small: The student grade Alphacolor set is a good starter for $10.00. What type of paper is best for chalk pastels? Our very first pastel pictures were made on a roll of newsprint we had close by. How do I store chalk pastels? The small set of student starter pastels come in a plastic sleeve for storage. After we’d been using pastels for about two years, Nana gifted us with a wooden box with drawers for storage. Details in her post, Soft Chalk Pastels: Storage and Cleaning. Nana’s advice for beginning with pastels Where do you store finished pictures? Angry Birds art fun!
Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset