Virtual: Drawing Together Past

July 2, 2020
12:00a–12:00a

David Henderson. Detail of A History of Aviation-Part 2, 2010-2012. Dacron, foam, and fiberglass. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fabiola Menchelli. Exhibited in Edifice Amiss, 2012, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

Explore texture, pattern, and composition by creating drawings with objects at home. This relatively simple technique combines elements of drawing and printmaking.

To get started, you will need:

  • Found objects with a hard surface that is rough or bumpy to touch such as leaves, mesh, a woven basket, or textured fruit rind
  • Thin paper, like white copy paper
  • Crayons, colored pencils, pastels, chalk, pencils, etc.

Instructions

Step One

Place your paper over your chosen object’s surface and rub with your drawing implement.

Texture Drawing Step 1

Step Two

Keep adding more textures, thinking about composition and colors. You can layer the textures on top of each other, which gives depth to your drawing.

Texture Drawing Step 2
Texture Drawing Step 3

Step Three

You can leave your drawing as it is or use it as the background for another artwork.

Texture Drawing Step 4

Remember to share your creations with us and each other by tagging @maamboston or #MAAMDrawingTogether.

We will post our Drawing Together prompts every Thursday.

David Henderson. Detail of A History of Aviation-Part 2, 2010-2012. Dacron, foam, and fiberglass. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fabiola Menchelli. Exhibited in Edifice Amiss, 2012, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

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