gifts for woman

How to draw a gift for mom?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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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.

Possible techniques

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.

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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.

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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.

  1. smooth­ing - when the sole of the iron is held, bare­ly touch­ing, over the paper in a hor­i­zon­tal direc­tion.
  2. 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.
  3. With a spout draw thin lines.
  4. edge depict long con­tin­u­ous stripes.
  5. 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.