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Draw with Both Hands at the Same Time

June 10, 2012 By Deborah Putnoi Categories: Drawing, Creativity, Education

Get both hands in on the drawing action! Choose two different pencils or pens. Put one in each hand. Then without thinking too much try drawing with both hands at once. What happens? What do you notice? Make some designs. Draw some shapes. Try drawing some different marks. Make a two hand drawing every day for a week and see what happens and changes over the week. Do your drawing look different over the course of the week?


No Fancy Supplies Needed

April 19, 2012 By Deborah Putnoi Categories: Drawing, Education, Supplies

Scrap paper is all around us. Grab the back of a to do list, or some junk mail and find any writing tool: a ballpoint pen, a pencil, a piece of charcoal, a sharpie, a marker, an old lipstick, or anything you can find that makes a mark. Then as fast as you can draw a FAST LINE on the page. Anywhere. ONE FAST LINE. 

Try another drawing. This time fill your page with a very slow moving line and watch it travel carefully across the page. Watch the line grow and change before your eyes.

When you are done compare the two drawings. What do you notice? How did you feel drawing each one?