You can draw wild designs using tools found in most kitchen drawers.
To start creating, simply gather some pencil crayons (multi-coloured), pens or thin tip markers (black ink is best) and plain, white paper.
Ready, set go and start making lines on paper using a black pen.
Make as many different types of lines as you can think of including lines that are wavy, jagged, dotted, dashed, thick, thin, curvy and curly.
Repeat each type of line many, many times, until you fill the entire paper with marks. Don't worry about the image and don't try to create a recognizable picture. The idea here is to make designs up as you go.
Next, use some colourful pencil crayons to fill in blank spaces, making sure to leave some white areas too. Then, sign your name and try another picture.
There is no limit to what you can do!
Swiss artist Paul Klee once said, "A line is a dot, out for a walk." Lines are the basis of most every drawing and can vary in width, direction, and length. There are many different types of lines. Horizontal lines run parallel to the ground or ceiling while vertical lines run up and down, parallel to the wall or trees. Diagonal lines are slanting lines. Angled lines are made from combining diagonal lines and curved lines are curly and are often used to show movement.
Now you know.
Lesson: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Illustration: Geoff Slater
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