Day 2: Draw a Houseplant
Hi! My name is Kate Bingaman-Burt, and this is 28 to Make. For this project we are going to draw our friend, the houseplant. So, why not draw your houseplants? Everyone has houseplants, and what I like about drawing houseplants is that it really gives you a chance to pay attention to these objects that surround us every single day. So, for example, all you're going to need for this project again is paper and your favorite drawing utensil. And this is only going to take you 20 minutes. Again, this is a wonderful time if you're sitting at a table and you see a plant, and you have some down time. Just grab your pens, and grab your paper, and start getting friendly with your friend, the houseplant. There's a couple different ways that you can draw your houseplant. This is an example of one that was just sitting on my kitchen table. And then I decided to kind of have fun with patterns at the bottom. This pattern did not exist on my kitchen table, but I wanted to draw it any...
way. That is your prerogative. If you like patterns, then add patterns to your plants. Another thing that I like to do when I do houseplant drawings is I like to give plants as gifts. Sometimes I will draw a drawing, and then also give the drawing to my friend along with the houseplant, too. It customizes a pretty popular birthday gift. It makes it feel a little bit more personal, too. And a lot of times your drawing is going to out live the plant. I would say probably 95% of the time. Sorry, plant. Another thing if you have extra time, you can add color to your plants. And if you really find yourself enjoying this project, which again should only take you 20 minutes to do for each drawing. Start gathering all your plant drawings together, and make a print of your plant collections. I'm excited to see your plants, and don't forget to share your work with the hashtag #28tomake. Have fun! [Upbeat Music]