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Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

Lesson 3 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

Lesson 3 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

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Lesson Info

3. Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

Lesson Info

Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

(lively music) Hi. My name is Kate Bingman-Burt and this is 28 to Make. For this project, we are going to be drawing album art. Kind of like fan art, I guess, in a way. I know that when I was in high school I loved drawing my cd covers but now that I'm a little bit older, I still love drawing music. It's a hard thing to kind of break. We all have a lot of emotional connections that we place on music and songs and memories, and drawing your favorite album art is a really wonderful way to think about your relationship to the songs that you are loving and also help get better at drawing as well. And you don't have to have an album or a record album to do this project. You can look at the artwork that's on your iTunes if you want to, Apple music, or if you happen to have the vinyl, it's a really wonderful kind of touchpoint to draw from. So, for example, all you're going to need for this project, again, is your favorite drawing tool and some paper. This is an example of when I was trying...

to collect all of the Talking Heads albums. I was drawing them as I was getting them. So this is just an example of a black and white line drawing and then a little kind of statement that says closer to owning all of the Talking Heads on vinyl. Another example of what you can do with this is to add color. So this is Built to Spill and then my notation at the bottom is one of my favorite lyric lines from one of their songs. So it says no one wants to hear what you dreamt about unless you dreamt about them. And that's really true. Don't tell other people your dreams unless it's about them because it's kind of boring. Another thing that you can do to kind of kick it up even a little bit more is to draw a collection and add some color. So this actually ended up turning into more of a visual diary entry where I went through a record collection and I picked out albums that had specific memories at different points of my life and this didn't take long to do, but it was just a different way to execute the concept of drawing album art. So, again, each project should only take about 20 minutes, and I'm really excited to see what type of music you're listening to and what type of music you have chosen to commemorate in a drawing. Remember to share it with the hashtag 28 to Make. Thank you. (lively music)

Class Materials

Sunday Reflection Questions

Sunday Reflect Questions

30-Circles

Day 8 - 30 Circles

Tangrams

Tangrams

Visualizing Sound

Visualize Sound

Postcard Templates

4x6 Postcard Hard Copy template
4x6 Postcard digital template

Ratings and 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.

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