Get Outside and Draw

3 of us sketching

As part of the Get Outside and Get Creative series I am doing this summer, I wanted to include sketching outside.  Grab a sketch book or a pad of paper (it doesn’t have to be fancy), and a pencil and find something outside that inspires you.  It could be a flower, a leaf, a feather, a tree, a rock, a scene and try to draw it.  Your sketchbook is just for you so it doesn’t matter what it looks like, it is the process of getting outside and actually looking at what you are drawing that is important.

daisy sketch

Look at the shapes that make up the thing you are drawing.  If you are drawing a flower, count how many petals there are, what is the shape of the leaf, look at how the leaf attaches to the flower.  You can change what you are drawing a little to add your own creative touches or to make it more interesting to the eye like drawing the flowers at different heights and in different positions.  When I go to a park with the kids, I like to bring paper, markers and pencils and watch the creativity happen.  (I have a big purse!).  Happy creating everyone.

I have been getting some great feedback from people taking my online art classes and it warms my heart!  Check out the free paint an owl class online.

Paint and Create an Owl-Free Lesson

owl painting

Learn to paint with acrylics and draw an owl using simple shapes in easy online videos.  This is a free online class and is a gift for you.

Are you ready to create an owl?  Click here for more details.

Paint and Create Animals Art Course

banner animals

Paint and Create Animals is a 6 lesson online art course for all ages that teaches you how to use different art materials and color techniques to create paintings of animals around the world.  Each lesson includes 2-4 videos of step by step demonstrations as well as sheets of fun facts and instructions.  Learn how to draw animals, use acrylic paints, water color paints and oil pastels to create beautiful paintings.

Are you ready to create? Click here for more details.

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