Fun Art TutorialCrystal Calhoun
Do you ever these tiny urges that last for about ten seconds, where you feel like you could write a book, dance for an hour, clean your whole house and become an athlete? Well you’re not alone. I was feeling this way the other day(except it only lasted for about two seconds) and it got me thinking about art. I remember when I first started drawing. My dad had me start with dimensions, and then go from there. And then I had the idea to do a art tutorial from a picture I designed. I drew it with of course, the pioneers of the Oregon Trail in mind. Its more rustic and plain, like a lot f the things the people on the trail dealt with. I know its not exactly what they used, but it does remind you just how many things were different and how much their life( and lifestyle) defers from ours today. But without further adieu, lets get right into the directions below so you can produce a hand drawn masterpiece of your own!
Start out by making a simple ellipse shaped circle
After you finish that, get yourself a ruler and draw two straight lines down each end of your ellipse. Finish closing your shape by drawing a crescent moon shaped line at the bottom end of each vertical line
Now add some shading to give your drawing some life. Turn your pencil to the side so its point is lying at an angle against your paper, almost touching it flatly. Then lightly drag it across the cup horizontally (don’t forget to add a little bend so it doesn’t look flat) and blend it in with you finger. Make sure you do this in the same direction as your lines, not up and down.
Now you add your handle. This is the hardest part, but I know you have what it takes! I suggest looking at the handle of a coffee cup for a reference.
And lastly, add a little liquid in your cup but simply shading a slight moon shape in the front edge of your ellipse and adding some steam to give it a sweet touch
And you’re done!
Congratulations! Your completed work will not only give you the desire to do greater and more complex work, but it also shows you that you could do it after all, and it was easy and fun! Come back and tune in for more fun activities, articles, homesteading tips, and much more!