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The kids are back in school, and MAE is tagging along! This month’s MAE theme is Back to (Art) School. All month long, we’ll be focusing on basic drawing skills, with prompts that will challenge us to keep it simple, play, and have fun!
Since this month’s MAE theme is Back to School, we thought it would fun for us to take it back to the basics of art school. Each week, we’ll have a lesson based on one of the core foundations of drawing.
Week 36: Shape
Week 37: Color
Week 38: Texture/Dimension
Week 29: Line/Details
When learning to draw, the first step is to train your eye to see all things as basic shapes. For example, a school bus is made up of a couple rectangles, some squares and circles.
Once you begin to “see” the basic shapes in everything, drawing it will feel easier. If this concept doesn’t make sense to you just yet, I’ve got a some fun tutorials and resources for you. Read on to check them out!
Join us for our live tutorial on September 8th at 10am PST where we’ll be drawing some fun stationery supplies in Procreate!
Last week we held another live-guided drawing event in the club where we drew a beautiful bouquet of flowers using one of the BB Bonus Brushes (that members get for free when they join). We learned about Procreate’s dual-color brush features and how to draw perfect petals with a single swoosh of the Petal Pusher brush. Take a look at some club members bouquets below.
Josalyn Wilder | Sheri Edwards | Gail Fancher
Gypsy Thornton | Ashlee Goovaerts | Natasha
Cathy Hare | Lisa Bardot | Clay Black
If you only draw one piece this week,
Inanimate objects, like school supplies, make awesome characters! If you’d like to learn more about how to turn an inanimate object into a character, check out my Character Camp tutorial, How to Draw Characters from Inanimate Objects.
If you are wanting to learn more about how to “see” the basic shapes in things, the tutorials below are perfect for you!
This tutorial is perfect if you’re just learning how to illustrate. It will teach you a “recipe” for drawing anything you want, and then stylizing it to make it your own.
Similar to the Foundations of Style tutorial, this Sketching Birds tutorial will help you to observe objects, sketch them with simple shapes and then render them however you’d like.
If you’re looking for some art friends, look no further! MAE’s Facebook Group has over 16 thousand members who are all sharing + supporting one another in their art-making journey.
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Making Art Everyday is a series of daily, weekly, and monthly prompts and challenges to help you overcome creative fears and develop your art-making practice. Every month, we will feature a new theme that will allow you to hone a set of skills, practice drawing something specific, or complete a project.