April’s here, and with it comes not only showers but a new challenge! So here goes.
For this challenge you will need: (the specifics I’ll leave to you)
- drawing or painting implements
- a surface to draw or paint on
To begin, choose a historical figure who you know something about (or who you want to learn about). Choose a specific event in their life that corresponds to some aspect of their identity. Then seek to portray those two things in a drawing or painting.
The point of this exercise is to do it. The end result does not matter. Nor does your skill level by the way. This can be accomplished with stick figures if you so choose. So, begin and work until you finish. You can take your time, you’ve got all month and that means if you don’t like it, you can modify and change it.
I close this challenge with a note to you that is also an exhortation to me. Don’t try to be something you are not. Use what you have and be careful of deciding what your work will be on the basis of someone else. If I don’t draw or paint like Picasso, why would I set Picasso as the standard for this project? Or in a little more down to earth manner, if I don’t draw or paint realistic images, why would I suddenly expect to do so for this project? Be you! Play! Be a kid again!
Have a great time! – Kirk