Virtual: Drawing Together Past

July 16, 2020
12:00a–12:00a

Robert Baines. Car Bracelet (detail), 2009-10. Silver electroplate, collected object. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Loupe, NJ. Exhibited in Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies, 2018, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

Looking at any object up close helps to not only reveal its details, but also creates interesting abstract compositions. In this Drawing Together we observe "macro views" of various objects and draw them.

Instructions

Step One

Choose an object to observe and look at the fine details.

Macro View Drawing Together 1

Step Two

Think about your drawing: what will you focus on and what will you leave out? Try not to think about the object or its purpose. Instead, pay attention to the negative spaces in between the different forms.

Macro View Drawing Together 2

Step Three

Start sketching in with a pencil. Add shading and color if you'd like.

Macro View Drawing Together 3

Notice how looking closely changes how you see what’s before you, what do you observe now that you hadn’t seen before?

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

Robert Baines. Car Bracelet (detail), 2009-10. Silver electroplate, collected object. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Loupe, NJ. Exhibited in Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies, 2018, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

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