INTRODUCTION and TIPS

drawing and watercolour

DRAWING

INSPIRE

DRAWING

Here are a collection of images and videos that explore the medium of drawing. Included are a range of works from traditional and representational modes of drawing to modern and contemporary practices that are more experimental and expressive and that cross over with other disciplines such as sculpture, installation art and  land art.

Also included are sections on beloved Illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Edward Lear, as well as sections on comic art and cartooning.

There's a myriad of styles and approaches to learn from and enjoy. Take a look and be inspired to start making your own drawings on or off the page. 

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Pencil sketches of legs, feet and the arms and torso of a male.

Study of legs, feet, and a young man leaning, Abraham Bloemaert, 1574 - 1651, Rijks Museum, Public Domain.

ACTIVITY

KEEPING A SKETCHBOOK

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Ideas Sheet on how to keep a sktechbook includes written suggestion and photographs of sketchbooks with drawings, paiting and collage in them.

INSPIRE

TIME LAPSE DRAWING

ACTIVITY

DRAWING IDEAS

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Drawing Ideas sheet includes text and illustrative images.

ACTIVITY

DRAWING IDEAS:

MARK MAKING

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Here we can see a pencil drawing develop with the help of time lapse photography. By Daisy Richardson.

WATERCOLOUR AND WATERBASED MEDIA

INSPIRE

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Below you will find a collection of  watercolour paintings. 

Included are videos and links to celebrated Watercolourists and artists whose practice incorporates this medium.

The collection contains a mix of historical and contemporary work.

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Sunshine and Shadow, Prout’s Neck. Winslow Homer
Sunshine and Shadow, Prout’s Neck. Winslow Homer

Seascape with dramatic light. The painting shows a high contrast between the dark rocks in the foreground and the silvery light of the foamy sea and cloudy sky.

FlowersDate: 1880  Artist: Julian Alden Weir
FlowersDate: 1880 Artist: Julian Alden Weir

Pale coloured vase containing bouquet of yellow, white and pink roses, the heads of the flowers are drooping slightly. There is a dark green jug behind the pale vase of flowers, it is partly obscured.

Study of sea and gulls. 1832. John Sell Cotman. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Study of sea and gulls. 1832. John Sell Cotman. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Watercolour with some quill pen and scraping out, depicting a view out to sea with a wooden structure surrounded by seabirds and a deep blue sky with blue water. Signed and dated by the artist.

Sunshine and Shadow, Prout’s Neck. Winslow Homer
Sunshine and Shadow, Prout’s Neck. Winslow Homer

Seascape with dramatic light. The painting shows a high contrast between the dark rocks in the foreground and the silvery light of the foamy sea and cloudy sky.

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WATCH

WATERCOLOUR MATERIALS DEMONSTRATION

Maria Doyle, an Artist Practitioner with Art in Hospital offers a short demonstration of ways  to work with watercolour paints and pencils.

As part of the remote strands of our programme found in our postal project, seen on Instagram and  Twitter, Art in Hospital have been sending in art materials to the projects and patients we would normally be working with in person. This video demonstration originally made for the patients Maria works with is also helpful to anyone interested in beginning to experiment with watercolour drawing and painting.

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Still frame from video demonstration on watercolour painting showing brush and paper with watercolour painting of flower forms.

ACTIVITY

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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READ | TIPS

HOW TO USE WATERCOLOUR PENCILS AND CRAYONS

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Drawing Ideas Sheet containing writing describing ways of working with watercolour pencils and aquarelle crayons in text and illustrations.
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