Drawing animals for kids!
Children draw something every day when they have free time. If you observe them, you realize that painting is a kind of play, not very stressful. When you become an adult and try to draw, just looking at a white piece of paper makes you feel terrified. As a person who draws pictures every day, I predict that anyone will become a painter if this fun as a child continues into an adult.
My eldest son, who went to college, painted his first meaningful pictures when he was two years old. Before that, it was just scribbling.
At that time, my son explained that he painted the sea and mountains. The description is better than the picture, so I took a picture.
When my daughter was two years old, I made the first meaningful picture below.
Anyone can tell that it is a fish.
As you can see from the two pictures, you can see that the expressive power of children is very different depending on their tendencies and personalities.
Personally, I think that my son's drawings are close to abstract paintings and my daughter is good at minimalistic drawings.
For these kids, my husband used to show me how to draw animals by drawing characters from the then famous TV character Sara and Duck.
I can imagine that if you are a family with children, you will be drawing hard every day in this way.
I often showed my child a book called Kim Chung-won's Painting Class, a book that was quite popular a long time ago in Korea to teach how to draw animals. This book is suitable for children's level, especially when teaching children between the ages of 2 and 5 to draw for the first time.
I recently drew a guinea pig with my child. As you know, if you want to draw with a child, you need to simplify things as much as possible so that they are easy to trace.
And I tried to simplify the guinea pigs to make it easier for children to follow.
The Process of making the Blue roses.
Today I want to show you how to sketch and draw a blue rose in a very simple way.
There are many different ways to draw a rose, and it will be introduced in various routes and methods on various YouTube and Internet sites.
The method I will introduce here is to show you for a moment how I finished the blue roses I drew today. I would be very grateful if you could watch it with interest.
First, make a simple sketch as shown below.
I made a sketch for practice in Photoshop.
Paint every corner with the main blue color. In my case, I use the watercolored pencils.
Paint every corner with the purple or orange color for middle shade.
Wet a brush with water and paint.
In my case, I set the part that receives the strongest light with white acrylic.
Then, the dark contrast is expressed
Below is the finished look.
If you photograph a sketch drawn in pencil, you get an image like the one below. The boundaries are vague and not clear. In this case, you can use it as a coloring page if you process it with Photoshop. Here are some simple tips.
If you want to get more clear sketch, and then you can go Image--> Adjustments---> Levels.
You have to adjust the value of Levels until you get more clear image.
And then select only the line of roses. (Select the layer with Shift + Cmd).
Next, click with Right-click on your mouse, and then go to Stroke Path like below.
Select the Brush tool and click to OK !
To check your result, delete Path with right-click on the mouse.
Here is the result.
Drawing Basics with Materials
The visual components of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Drawing, as a basic element of art creation, refers not only to objects that exist in the visible world, but also to expressing concepts, thoughts, attitudes, emotions, fantasy, and even symbols and abstract forms with lines in general.
When making these drawings, the most basic and most commonly used pencil is the Graphite pencil.
Around 1560, the Italian Bernacotti and his wife made the world's first wooden pencil by inserting a graphite lead into a wooden stick. Then, in 1564, a vein of high-quality graphite was discovered in England and the graphite was processed and pulled into a thick wire shape to be inserted into wood or rolled up paper. In fact, the origin is said to have started with the ancient Romans and Greeks marking symbols on roe deer skins with round-shaped blocks of lead. The English word for "pencil" is derived from the Greek word "Graphein".
The green ‘Castell 9000 Pencil’ was developed in 1905 by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell and is still loved all over the world today. Van Gogh, a painter we know well, was also a lover of pastel pencils. It was the first hexagonal pencil and a historical pencil to apply the standard of hardness.
The H at the bottom of the pencil stands for Hard and B stands for Black. So H, 2H, 3H..... In this way, the higher the number of H-leads, the harder and blurred the pencil lead, and B, 2B, 3B, … The higher the number of B cores, the more graphite is used, making it softer and darker.
Below is a description of the difference between intensity and contrast in a book where the techniques for drawing basics are well described.
There are 4 ways to hold these pencils.
1. The Tripod Grip: a grip using three fingers of the hand - the thumb, index and middle fingers. A child typically develops this grip around the age of three or four. Below is a poster and explanation of how to hold a pencil for children. The tripod grip is also sometimes referred to as the "writing grip".
2. Extended Tripod Grip : a comfortable way to hold a pencil for light sketching. Similar to basic tripod grip but is much higher on the pencil. This uses the same hold as the basic tripod, but the grip rests further up on the pencil. It is helpful to keep your hand from smudging your artwork.
3. Overhand Grip: It allows you to shade with the side of the pencil and is also a useful pencil hold for vertical drawing surfaces, such as an easel. The overhand grip is going to be really useful for various applications, but if you are doing on digital drawing with a digital pen or something like that, then it may not apply.
4. Underhand Grip: Move the pencil higher so it sits in the V of the thumb and palm, with the index and middle finger lightly controlling the tip, similar to eating with chopsticks.
When drawing on paper with the above technique, raise your wrist above the paper. Instead of using your wrist to hold your hand in place as you would when writing, you should have your hand slightly floating directly on the paper. Elevating your wrists will not only help you form straighter, smoother lines, but will also prevent dragging the edge of your forearm or hand over the pencil marks and smudging. Use both your wrist and forearm to draw. Once it’s time to put pencil to paper, get your entire lower arm involved. Move the pencil with smooth, precise strokes, starting from the elbow.
Myungja Anna Koh