Tag: Getting Started

  • Artist: Andy Warhol ” Red Cat Sam”

    Art innovator Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) He and his mother, Julia Warhola, both loved cats and had several of their own, all named Sam except for one called Hester. They were one of his favorite subjects in the 1950s, before he became acclaimed for his Pop Art portrayals of soup cans, Coke bottles and… Read More

  • Alhambra Geometric Design

    Al-Andalus was the Arabic name given to a nation in parts of Spain governed by Muslims (given the generic name of Moors), at various times in the period between 711 and 1492. The Moors were the most culturally sophisticated people in Europe. The Alhambra designs from the palaces in Granada are used as our inspiration… Read More

  • Artist: Modigliani “Bride and Groom”

    Amedeo Modigliani  (1884 – 1920) was a late-18th century European artist who never lived to see his success, but his paintings are some of my all-time favorites. He settled in Paris in 1906 and was friends with Picasso, Brancusi and Soutine. I love his portraits with elongated faces in soulful colors. Modigliani drew his faces… Read More

  • Artist: Picasso – Owl

    Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was one of the most famous and prolific artists ever. Picasso had tremendous diversity and abundance to his career. The owl drawing is from 1949; the owl is a reoccurring theme in Picasso drawing, painting and sculpture. Picasso had a great love for birds with his favorite being owls and… Read More

  • Alien Names – Happy New Year

    A fun project anytime of year is “alien names”.Materials:  8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, sharpie, colored pencils, markers. Step #1: Fold it in half lengthwise. With the paper folded, write their name in cursive with a pencil, adjusting to fill the paper as much as possible. The bottoms of the letters should always touch the… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Koala Bear

    Animal drawing is a favorite of kids and Koala bear with baby is always a hit. The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The… Read More

  • Wyrm Dragon Drawing

    The Rumriver Art Center is having a Dragon drawing workshop on Friday December 30th from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The Wyrm dragon will be one of the many we will be drawing. Wyrms resemble gigantic serpents, crawling on their bellies without legs or wings. Their lack of limbs should not lead to underestimation, as their snapping… Read More

  • Hawaiian Happy Tiki Drawing

    I was lucky to be able to visit Hawaii in 2012 and was inspired by their culture and art. I was especially drawn to their tiki statues. Ancient Hawaiian Mythology has 4 major gods, or tiki gods as they are commonly known, and many minor tiki gods, heroes and mystical creatures. The ancient Hawaiians even… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Goldfish Project

    There are over 100 different kinds of goldfish. They can live up to 25 years and have a memory of 3 seconds. In our goldfish drawing we used the oval shape, repeating lines and patterns to show texture. The scallops and curved parallel lines suggest the texture of skin and scales. The plants in the… Read More

  • Art Journal #106 – 2012 Season Planner Spread

    At the beginning of each year I like to welcome the New Year with a seasonal planner spread in my journal. Its  a fun project looking at 2012 and drawing our favorite items for each season. Materials: Art Journal, Sketching pencil, Sharpie, and your choice of pencils, markers, watercolors and more. Step #1: Open your… Read More