Can Create Art!!!!
a Better Illustrator
is a form of therapy. It can help keep you balanced emotionally. Here
is an excercise II learned in art college. It will help you to create
a quick composition.
a magazine with lots of colors, some paste/rubber cement, scissors
and a blank piece of paper or poster board.
out a lot of one color, a little less of another color, and a sprinkling
of a third from the magazine.
on some inspirational music, take the blank piece of paper or poster
board, and adhere the areas of color to it. Keep the way you feel
in mind as you go, or try to "paint" a picture of the music
will quickly be creating great art! Don't believe me? When you feel
that you've completed a piece(s), hang it up on a wall, stand across
the room, and look at it. You'll see shapes of color emerging into
a composition. It's a great feeling to create a personal work of art.
- The best
way to "look" at it is to let your eyes go out of focus, and
see the areas of lights and darks and they way they are working with
each other. A "strong" piece has a unique, asthetic way of
the lights and darks interacting with each other.
In art classes
we would then critique these, expressing what we felt was working for
the pieces and what wasn't. This allowed us to help each other create
more powerfully asthetic works. You can do the same with the pieces you
a better illustrator:
a simple line drawing - from an art book, coloring book or comic.
the drawing upside down.
looking at the paper you're drawing on, stare at the line drawing,
and let your hand do the drawing. "Use the force, Luke!"
doesn't matter how accurate the drawing comes out. The point of the
lesson is that with practice, in time your regular illustrations will
be much better. You will notice a HUGE improvement in the proportion
of your illustrations.
lesson exercises the right side of your brain, the creative side..