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Drawing week

Paul Klee

A drawing is simply a line going for a walk

Paul Klee

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Welcome to our drawing feature

This week we're focusing on the basics of drawing and how students can explore and experiment drawing in so many simple ways. Brava Art Press presents ideas on drawing art materials such as ink, charcoal, pencils, crayons, pastels and much more.

We also have information on different drawing tools like sticks, bamboo pens, string, paint brushes, mechanical pens and the way to set up to draw in the classroom or at home. It also provides ideas on what to draw, how to look at things and how to use ink and cheap pens to draw from nature, or any other subject matter/theme that might interest you, in an easy and relaxed way.

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Pencil drawing

Drawing with pencils is where most children start, but there are many opportunities to use a variety of image-making tools, pencils are a great beginning

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Drawing and painting art lesson

You can download a lesson plan from our art lesson resource. For the full text, just register (free) and you get all the relevant resources on the page the lesson appears.

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Pen and ink drawing

Drawing with ink helps students to develop confidence when drawing; they cannot erase if they make mistakes, so they have to accept their mistakes and make the most of them.

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Drawing with Ink

I used black pens, fine paint brushes and black ink and grey washes, ink mixed with water to create different tones.

Drawing is very important for different reasons. Designers create drawings to sketch preliminary ideas down when designing, so do architects and engineers.

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drawing from nature

Observation pen and and ink drawing of different foliage, leaves, branches, sticks and flowers.

Drawing with ink

Some fun activities for students

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Drawing from Nature, Pen and Ink Drawing for all Ages

This video contains information on art materials: ink, bamboo pens and sticks, and the way to set up in the classroom or at home. It also provides ideas on what to draw, how to look at things and how to use ink and cheap pens to draw from nature, or any other subject matter/theme that might interest you, in an easy and relaxed way.

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Drawing tools

In our classroom we encourage children to draw with different drawing materials like charcoal sticks, dry pastels, inks, paints, colour pencils, graphite pencils, felt pens and crayons. Our drawing tools are different kinds such as: bits of string, sticks found in the garden, paint brushes, mechanical pens, bamboo pens, yarns, and lengths of fabrics for outdoor drawing.

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Andrew Marr Reveals The Big Draw 2015 Theme

We love Andrew Marr's take on the importance of drawing and he demonstrates a beautiful rendering done in charcoal of Henry Matisse.

Drawing with Charcoal Pencils

Some simple techniques for bringing some three dimensional life to your illustrations.

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Soft pastel drawing

Students used a limited number of colours and they were encouraged to apply the colours in an expressive way, using little rubbings and most of all expressive lines.

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Drawing with Soft Pastels

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Drawing with thick graphite

Using thicker graphite allows us to give our drawings depth and detail. The extra depth and contrast we can achieve with thicker tools means that our drawings are able to appear more three dimensional, valuable lessons for all aspiring young artists.

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Using thick graphite techniques
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Using Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels are truly a unique medium, and it can take some practice to learn to work with them but persevere and you will be reward with luscious colours and beautiful textures.

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Drawing with Oil Pastels

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Combining painting and drawing

This project presents paintings and drawings inspired on seed pods found on our walk in the park and vegetables we found in the shop.

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Raquel Redmond

Brava Art Press

Raquel Redmond studied Fine Art and Design at The George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA. She has also studied Fine Art and Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland.

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