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Drink and Draw (in lockdown)

Drink and Draw (in lockdown)

It seemed, that because we’re all home on Saturday nights during COVID, it was a great opportunity to have a global Drink and Draw – social drawing session.

So I did.

For 8 weeks in a row.

And it’s been AMAZINGLY GREAT.

All the live videos are still there in the Private Facebook Group and you’re more than welcome to join in. 

Huge thanks to everyone who’s joined the group – I’ve got some ideas for beyond COVID, so we’ll see what happens!

Artist goes global with virtual class - article

My #5minutemay Sketch Challenge!

My #5minutemay Sketch Challenge!

Just because there wasn’t enough going on, I got it in my head that I REALLY needed to do a #5minutemay sketch challenge. And of course, June wasn’t going to cut it – alliteration rules my life.

So I have begun! Each day in May I’m doing a LIVE video on my facebook page, of this 5 minute watercolour and coloured pencil sketch, in my A5 size Etchr Labs Sketchbook.

And because I LOVE local and small business, I’ve enlisted a bunch of local businesses to be the subjects.

But THE BEST thing that’s happened is that a bunch of people have joined in too. The ‘5 minutes a day’ thing does make it achievable (I hope) – and by the end of the month, that’s ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE MINUTES. I know. Basic multiplication, but pretty impressive.

This is where we’re up to:

 

Fill your book

Fill your book

Are you onboard yet? Are you painting and drawing regularly?

My mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting because … I have found that it simply makes life better.

I invite to you look for every opportunity to include painting and drawing in your life. Whether you are at home, or out and about, there is always something to capture in your sketchbook. When you start looking, you start seeing, and then you’ll never be the same again!

Watercolour is one of the handiest mediums to have at the ready.Draw coffee cupHere’s an idea.

Take 5 minutes when you sit down to a cuppa and paint your cup.

Look at it from a few different angles and choose what viewpoint to paint it from.

See all the components of the image – the rounded corners, the shadows, the reflections.

Paint it quickly so your hot drink doesn’t get too cold.

Take a photo for a reference in case you get interrupted.

You may not like your paintings to start with but fill page after page and you will look back when you have filled your book and see how you have changed as an artist AND you’ll be reminded of stacks of wonderful memories at the same time.

Don’t forget to date each page.

Then, it will be time to start a new book!

Click here to save $20 on Shiny Happy Drawing – a fabulous online course I’ve put together, that includes over 20 projects to inspire you to create!

DIY Sketchbook Webinar – May 2019

DIY Sketchbook Webinar – May 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined me for my Webinar today!

We had a RECORD NUMBER of attendees from around the world which is extremely exciting. 🙂

In case you missed, it, here’s the replay for your viewing pleasure. The password is just below the video.

Remember to:

  • take notes if you need to,
  • google if I’m ‘speaking Australian’ and you need to check something, and
  • stay til the end to get the link to this month’s Free Gift!

DIY Sketchbooks – Webinar Replay May 2019
Length: 1:00:14
Password: outandabout

If you want to learn how to draw with no stress, take this class.

If you want to learn how to draw with no stress, take this class.

That’s exactly what Brannan Lawson said when she finished the last module of Shiny Happy Drawing earlier this year.

Now, the long and short of it is that I truly believe that drawing makes life better – more colourful, more detailed, more vibrant.

 

So I invite you to join me for SHINY HAPPY DRAWING!

 

It’s 6 weeks of online drawing instruction, complete with videos and photo stories, projects, printable pdfs and a private facebook group.

Not only will I get you started with ‘how to draw’ you’ll learn how to make drawing a part of your day to day life. It’s all about learning by doing.

New lessons are released each Sunday for 6 weeks from Monday 1 October 2018 (but there’s no hurry as you’ll have ‘forever access’!)  And no matter when you join – all the previous lessons will be available immediately!

  • Week 1 – Why Draw?
  • Week 2 – Space
  • Week 3 – Big and Small
  • Week 4 – from 2D to 3D
  • Week 5 – Colour
  • Week 6 – Projects to fit into your everyday

Each week I’ll also be doing a Facebook Live video related to that week’s projects. Videos will be uploaded to the website afterwards. To accommodate different time zones (and my kids!), I will alternate times for these sessions.

The purpose of this online course is to challenge, guide and inspire you to draw more and often. All without freaking you out! It’s suitable for artists of all levels, but beginners are especially welcome.

 

Just a large scrap book or two, a couple of pencils and a ballpoint pen will start you off.

Of course, I’ll demonstrate with more things (and you probably have more drawing tools in your house right now), but it’s all optional.

Any more questions? Check out my FAQ list here.

The complete Shiny Happy Drawing eCourse is $132 AUD including GST. That’s about $99 USD and it should convert when you pay (let me know if you have a problem with it).

So welcome!  And let’s go!

PS. If you have any questions, please drop me a line and I’ll get right back to you – it’s going to be a lot of fun 🙂

 

Here’s what previous Shiny Happy Drawers had to say:

If you want to learn how to draw with no stress, take this class.
BRANNAN LAWSON

Fun – fun – fun! Anna presents the exercises in an easygoing, insightful manner. She puts you perfectly at ease with what you are doing.
ALICIA HARVEY

I loved how each project was approachable to me (a beginner) and how I got amazing outcomes! I never thought that would happen. Anna is an excellent teacher, even though these are videos I feel like I’m right there next to her learning.
ALEXIS GORHAM

Just try it! It’s great fun. It doesn’t matter if you want to show anyone or not. It’s training me to look for more detail in the things around me which I’m really enjoying. Also you don’t need to go and buy a whole lot of things. I scratched around the house and found a surprising amount of art supplies (mostly belonging to the kids). If I didn’t have something Anna was talking about, I just used something else.
KATHLEEN FLANAGAN

Love the short, informative videos, your friendly approach and the way you make it look so easy and achievable.
LAUREN WRIGHT

This class is fun, interesting, informative, and you learn so much. The subjects that we draw are easy to find. Jump in have a go, it’s fun.
KIM KATH