Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lesson # 1 awareness (Lines)

The most important ability you need in order to draw is learning to observe. This first lesson will make you aware of lines. Take a look of this page of lines (straight, curved, short, long). Use your imagination to guess what these 8 items are. Finish the drawings on your own sheet of paper. The correct answers will be in lesson #2 next Tuesday. Some of them might surprise you!


armand said...

Hi!,Mara,your post is very interesting as am an old fellow of 73,and trying to learn how to draw,your tutorials are welcome with thanks and gratitude,thanks for your kindness,may the Lord bless you for what you are doing for us.Armand.

Mara Mattia said...

Hi, Armand. I am so glad you like my art lessons. But I am even more thankful that you wrote to me because it gives me purpose. Thank you, and may the Lord bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Mara, thank you very much for this post. Can you tell me which materials are required for the rest of the lessons?

Mara Mattia said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your comment. You can just start with a pencil or pen, paper, and a ruler for the first few lessons. As you progress it will become clear which new materials to use for each lesson. Soon I will post a total materials list, but these lessons can be done with basic materials you are comfortable using, and each person doing these lessons may not use the same materials as you. I hope you enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mara,
Thank you very much for the tutorials. I have just been reading them, but hope to try to follow and practice soon. In the meantime, I just enjoy your beautiful art.