Today’s Special Assignment is to stop what you’re doing for just a moment and “scribble it.”
- Use any writing utensil that you like. (But if you use a pencil, “forget” that it has an eraser!)
- Look around and decide on something to draw… a plant, a chair, a stuffed animal, some people, your choice.
- Start scribbling, looking at your subject about 60-75% of the time. Glance down at your paper every few seconds, but spend MORE TIME looking at your subject than your paper.
- Keep your hand loose and work quickly.
- If it doesn’t look like much, don’t worry… it’s a scribble!
- You are mainly trying to get the proportions and “essence” of your subject. Scribble the INSIDE of your subject as well, to show weight and volume.
- When you feel finished, take a moment to look at your drawing and see if there are any major proportional issues you can fix with a line or two.
Okay, for those of you who DO THE ABOVE ASSIGNMENT, please leave a comment below for a chance to win this piece from the book:
“Miss Monster” is collage, pencil and watercolor and appears on page 75 (Lab 26: One-Eyed Monsters).
NOTE: You do not need to prove that you did the assignment or anything… I will believe you! But if you DO want to share it, you can do so at Drawing Lab flickr.
A winner will be picked at noon Pacific Time, Monday, July 19.
Thanks everyone for all of your nice comments on the previous giveaway posts!