28 to Make

Lesson 11 of 29

Day 11: Photo Doodles

 

28 to Make

Lesson 11 of 29

Day 11: Photo Doodles

 

Lesson Info

Day 11: Photo Doodles

(upbeat music) Hi everyone this is Ryan Putnam with 28 To Make, and right now we're gonna make some photo doodles. They are super fun. What you're gonna need is a photo, I have a digital one here working off my computer, but you could use any analog type of photos, like from a magazine, you know, like, if you have a photo album still you could use that, you know, pull out those old photos. Use some marker, probably just a Sharpie would work best for those analog ones, but I'm working in Photoshop that works pretty well. And with this exercise you're gonna take your photo, and then you're gonna kind of draw on top of it, draw whatever you want to do. Here's an example, the Kraken, coming out of the bay, over the Bay Bridge. This exercise is really fun to add a different type of voice to the photo. The photo I have is very austere, and it's foggy, and it looks very, you know, tempered. Now, I added a Kraken and it's a Kraken over the Bay Bridge. You could do this to other photos, it do...

esn't have to be as detailed as that one. Here's an example of one with my son who is happy looking out this hole in the wall. So just adding some expressive lines actually very much bring out the intensity of his expression. Set against this kind of cement type of wall. And yet again, another example is on a still life where I took my son's chalk, took a picture and then drew over some tree houses over it. So you could use like still lifes, landscapes, photos, you know maybe, whatever kind of photo you want. If you're like a Drake fan, you could draw something over Drake. So these can get really fun. Super excited to see what you guys come up with, When you share it use the hashtag #28toMake. Let's see what you got. (upbeat music)

Class Description

Sometimes, we lapse into unproductive habits because we don’t know what else to do. That's why we worked with some of the best creators we know to bring these 28 daily creative project ideas to your inbox so you can get back in the habit of making


Week 1

Celebrating everyday objects through drawing with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Week 2

Exploring line, form, and texture with Ryan Putnam

Week 3

Hacking visual language and creative thinking with Lara McCormick

Week 4

Connecting to your context through observation and lettering with Erik Marinovich

Weekends

You'll get the same 2 videos every weekend, when you'll be encouraged to take in the sights and relax with Brooks Chambers


Who is this for?
It’s been gently optimized for designers, illustrators, and typographers, but it’s for anyone who wants give traction to their desire to create. 

How does it work?
  1. Sign up with the blue button above. 
  2. Watch your daily video prompt. 
  3. Make something! The projects can all be completed in 20 minutes, but you can take as long as you like. Also - do it your way. If the project calls for a drawing, but you've got some modeling clay on hand, feel free to sculpt instead.
  4. Reflect on your work for a few minutes. Did you love it? Hate it? Do you wish you could make one of these every day instead of doing the other projects? Do it!
  5. Share what you made with the world on Instagram using #28toMake. We really want to see what you come up with, and we're not alone.
  6. Repeat for 28 days, or until you stumble upon that thing that really gets you going. If you find yourself getting stale again, you can always come back. The videos will be emailed to you daily, but you can watch them on this page whenever you want.

Reviews

Margaret Agnew
 

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

LAra TAmalunas
 

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Nicola
 

Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.