Day 1: Draw Your Beverage
Hi, my name's Kate Bingaman and Burt and this is 28 To Make. For this project we are going to be drawing our drinks. Hopefully, you stay pretty hydrated and you usually will have a drink that's at arms reach. And what I like to do, whenever I have a little bit of down time instead of checking my phone or my email, I like to draw what I'm currently drinking. And for this project all you're gonna need is paper and some pens or pencils or whatever your favorite drawing tool is. For example, I am currently drinking iced coffee and here is a drawing of iced coffee. One of the things that I like when I am drawing my beverage is again, it's a chance to just take a timeout from your day, slow down and think about either events that have happened during the day, you're kinda meditating a little bit, you're focusing on an object, you're focusing on your line quality. And then sometimes whenever I draw my drinks I also like to play with type. And kind of add the obvious, tiny sauc...
er, tiny cup, tiny spoon. That's the macchiato that I just am currently drinking. Other times with drinks sometimes I get on a drinking kick where I find myself drinking the same thing over and over and over again, hence La Croix, and then also more La Croix. And then more La Croix and more La Croix. And then before you know it just those couple seconds that you slowed down to make a drawing, you've realized that you've started to make a series. Remember, don't spend longer than 20 minutes on each drawing. And if you find yourself enjoying this process where you're able to take a break out of your day, for a drink break and a drawing break, continue to do this and you will see, kind of, the drawings accumulate. And then another fun longer term project is to gather all of your drink drawings together to make one giant print of all of your drinks. And I'm really looking forward to seeing what you're going to be making. Don't forget to share your work, and when you do share your work hashtag it with #28toMake. Thank you! (light music)