honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

Draw in the Now

People have been asking me for lessons so here is one for everyone with an internet connection.

Draw in the Now: Lesson One
Drawing lessons by Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.
Paleolithic connections drawing
To create drawings in the 21st century in response to drawings from 30,000 years ago
Preparation and Materials
Internet connection
Soft Pastels
Black construction paper or black charcoal/pastel paper
iPad or tablet with drawing app, in this case Paper53.
Find this video and set view to full screen.
Set one sheet of 11 x 14 black paper in front of you on a steady surface
Select 3 bright colors from the pastel box
Turn off all the lights in the room.
You will only have the light of the screen and the contrast of your selection of pastel colors against the black paper. You are not looking for detail.  You are looking to connect to the lines on the cave walls.
Sit down and play the video.
Let your hand holding the first color of pastel be guided by the lines on the drawings on the cave walls. Follow the contour of one animal. Relax, also be guided by the pace of the music.
Play the video again and draw another animal with a second color on top of or near your first drawing.
Repeat with a third color and a third viewing.
What happened?
How did it feel to draw in the dark?
Did you identify with the paleolithic artist? The animals? The darkness? The space and time between you and the original creators?

We are all artists and always have been.
You can draw.
Tags: chauvet, drawing, paleolithic art, teaching

  • Chickenoid Poster

    Adobe template for poster - test Visit my website. See my chickenoids. Daily ink drawings.

  • Summer Zen Chickens

    Floral combed zen chickens of Summer 2018 ink, watercolor and acrylic on 5x7 inch 140 lb. rough watercolor paper.

  • Old Master Copies

    Objectives To experience non-verbal learning by copying old masters. To learn art historical methods of modeling the figure To transfer relevant…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened