Following on from the success and fun of our inaugural drawing competition last month, this month’s drawing competition is going to be based on the video “Cup in graphite” which is at the bottom of this blog post.
All you have to do is watch the video and either draw from the screen, or preferably, set up your own cup in your own house and make your own totally original version. It must be done in graphite stick or pencil. Then post it to the Sketchout Facebook page (or email it to me) if you don’t have Facebook.
The winning entry will be given a Sketchout Gift Voucher to attend the Drawing Workshop of their choice.
You have just under a month from now to do this.The latest you can post your entry is Tuesday the 30th of August at 10 am.
I will announce the winner on Wednesday the 31st of August.
There is no age restriction for the competition but if the winner is under 11 years old they will need to be accompanied by an adult all day on the day of taking their free workshop.
Have fun and again, I’m really excited to see what you make.
See below for my top tips for getting the results you want!
- Draw big, much bigger than life size. This will give you space for detail of shading and reflection if your cup is reflective.
- Invest in some good quality pencils with rubbers on the end such as the Staedtler ones I use in the video. It helps to have a small rubber for precision erasing.
- Draw in a sketch book or on a sheet of paper stuck down on a board like I do in the video. If you stick the paper to the board around the edge with masking tape you will be left with a white border around the edge of the drawing when you remove the tape at the end. This helps to frame the work.
- Make sure to photograph your work from straight on and in good light.