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Drawing is the most common gift for mom from children. But if the kids are not very worried about the quality of the work, then the older guys want to do it “excellently” so that they are not ashamed to give. In fact, it is not so difficult, the main thing is to think over the topic of work and carry it out in stages, gradually, moving from large details to smaller ones.
What to draw?
The question of the theme of the work most often perplexes, especially inexperienced artists. Here you can build on the occasion for which the gift will be made — New Year, birthday, March 8. And it can be based on the personal preferences of the mother. A drawing depicting flors, cute animals or soft toys will be a good birthday present.
If there is little experience in drawing, or if this type of creativity causes difficulties in general, you can stop at abstraction or landscape. These genres do not require a clear drawing of details, strict correspondence to reality, they are much easier to depict for an inexperienced artist. In this case, you can use any visual means — a pencil, watercolors, gouache, wax crayons.
To make a beautiful drawing as a gift for mom, you need the following.
- Think carefully about the compositional solution. Composition is one of the most important stages in creating a drawing, its correct construction will allow you to complete the work as competently and accurately as possible.
- Develop a sketch. To do this, you just need to use light movements, without pressure, to outline the contours of the future drawing with a pencil, without drawing small details. This is a kind of “canvas”, on which it will later be easier to draw.
- The final stage is adjustment, adding color, shadows, volume to the drawing. The main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise you can ruin everything.
If you choose the right topic for the work, you can consider half the work done.
The theme provides a basis from which you can build a composition, it allows you, if not to imagine the end result, then at least to understand what to build on when choosing a plot, style, technique for performing and designing a work.
What to draw?
You can draw a gift for mom with anything — with a pencil, paints, crayons, oil. It all depends on what is more comfortable, more familiar to work with. But in any case, you need to follow the phased work. In the case of a pencil, it is better to start with the image of simple geometric shapes, from which the depicted object subsequently emerges.
For example, when depicting a bear cub, you first need to draw ovals that schematically indicate its head, torso and paws. Then smaller details are gradually worked out — ears, muzzle, eyes, fur. The next step is to add color, shadows, and finalize the drawing.
Using a simple pencil, you can create a 3D effect by carefully drawing shadows and adding volume to the image. When working with paints (watercolor or gouache), the first steps are the same as when using a pencil. But you can make things easier. For example, when depicting a branch of cherry blossoms, you can skip creating a sketch and immediately proceed to the color embodiment of the work. To do this, black or dark brown paint depicts curved lines connected to each other — this is directly a branch.
The next step will be the image of flors. To do this, you can use this life hack. An ordinary plastic bottle is taken, paint of the desired color is poured into a saucer. The bottom of the bottle is dipped in paint and applied to the leaf with the depicted branch. You do not need to hold the bottle for a long time, otherwise the paint will spread and you will get just a stain instead of a flor. Flors should be arranged sequentially, in a checkerboard pattern, but not too often.
This method is one of the simplest, allowing you to create a beautiful drawing with your own hands, even for a person who is far from painting. In addition, you can remember the manner of drawing the smallest children.
There are many drawing techniques, it all depends on the materials used and the level of complexity of the work. Of course, for mom, any gift made by children’s hands is the best, but it must be done with the highest quality and accuracy, so that it would be nice to give. Young children most often use colored pencils, felt-tip pens or watercolors. There is a small selection of techniques, especially when it comes to children under 6–7 years old.
Starting from the age of 7–8, children can already understand how to mix paints to get the right shade, they have an idea of u200bu200bgeometric shapes that are the basis of any drawing, they have a more or less set hand, they can draw a relatively even, straight line. This means that it will be easier for them to perform a neat, compositionally correct and believable drawing.
When using pencils, especially simple ones, the most attention should be paid to the correct application of shadows, giving volume to the drawing with the help of light and shade, highlights, shades, etc.
Not as popular as the same watercolor, but providing much more opportunities for creativity — these are wax crayons. The use of an iron gives very interesting effects. This technique is called encaustic. It is quite simple, it only takes a little practice to fill your hand. In addition, you will need to stock up on a tol (so that the iron goes softer), thick paper and napkins — wipe the sole of the iron.
The device itself should be as simple as possible, the presence of holes, newfangled steaming functions is unacceptable. You need to work in the heating mode “kapron” or “nylon”. In the technique of “encaustic” it is best to perform landscapes, abstractions. They are very distinctive, spectacular, beautiful.
To get started, you need to prepare all the necessary materials, put a sheet of paper on a spread tol, turn on the iron. You don’t need to make a sketch, anyway, you won’t be able to work based on it. Encaustic is most often improvisation, and unexpected. It is impossible to predict what the end result will be. One can only roughly imagine what the end result will be.
After all the preparations are completed, you can start creating. A crayon of the desired color is applied to a heated iron. After it warms up (becomes liquid, but will not spread), the iron turns over, they, barely touching the paper, are drawn along it in a horizontal direction.
Then the sole of the iron is wiped, a new color is applied. The actions are the same as when working with the first color. Or you can depict hills by moving the iron in waves. To draw greenery, you need to attach the sole of the iron to the paper and sharply remove it. You can work out the grass in more detail using the spout or edge of the device, simply moving it over the uncured paint.
When the picture is finished and the crayons are dry, they proceed to the final stage of work. It consists in rubbing the wax with a microfiber cloth. After such processing, the drawing will acquire a beautiful sheen. Working with wax crayons is not limited to one technique. There are several of them.
- smoothing - when the sole of the iron is held, barely touching, over the paper in a horizontal direction.
- impression - you need to attach the iron and sharply remove it. Depending on how hard you press on the paint and how fast you tear off the iron, the print will be sharper or smoother.
- With a spout draw thin lines.
- edge depict long continuous stripes.
- Unusual, interesting effects are given by the use of a hair dryer. You can use both ordinary household and special — it is called embossing.
Stunning results are obtained by using several techniques, different materials in one work. Separate elements can not only be highlighted in a different color, but also made voluminous. This will give the drawing a charm, make it unusual, spectacular, attracting attention.
Also, do not forget about the correct design of the work. A beautiful frame, correctly selected both in size and color, will emphasize the peculiarity of the picture, complete the whole composition and become a worthy frame for the picture.