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Drawing the Everyday Every Day

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Mark Making Tools for Drawing

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Drawing the Everyday Every Day

Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Lesson Info

5. Mark Making Tools for Drawing


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1 Class Introduction Duration:01:36
2 Finding Inspiration Duration:08:03
4 Types of Paper for Drawing Duration:06:12
6 Dedicated Space for Drawing Duration:05:03
7 Drawing Demo Duration:21:04

Lesson Info

Mark Making Tools for Drawing

So there's so many different ways to make marks I really encourage you to go to an art supply store and just go to town just try bunches of different types of color pencils of different types of pens just experiment every single art supplies store that's worth anything we'll have blank sheets of paper where you can experiment and you confined the type of tool that works best for you when I first started doing my daily drawing project I lived in mississippi and art supplies store was actually very, very limited and so I actually use the pen that I wasn't really too into but actually got the job done when we moved to portland I was able to go to an art supply store and try out a tana different pens and I landed on my very, very, very favorite pen of all time, which is the favorite castle artist put pen and I I used the super fine point and I also use the brush point and I just recently started using the soft brush point I seriously buy these by the box and I cannot get enough of how smoo...

th they draw, how dark the lines are and also how they don't bleed either remember I said I don't like bleeding pens like these do not bleed on any material that you put them with and they also play well with other mark making tools to it's a really good base they go over water color they play well with with markers they play well with color pencils, it's just a really good utilitarian pen and I also wanted to give a little tip if you're going to do the brush, pen the tip, sometimes die down and you can take a pair of tweezers and you can pull out the tip and you can flip it and you have a brand new tip which is not marketed anyplace else. It works totally well and you get twice the pen for your money, so favorite castle also has colorful brush pens to so I like their markers quite a bit, but then I also really just like simple like paper mate flare, colorful pens, those air fun for accent colors. I'm a big fat fan of the big red kind of marker like teachers marking pen that's always a really good one and then I also like highlighters quite a bit, tio, just for that extra papa fluorescent highlighter really is a fun accent color to use with whatever it is that you're going to be making. And then as far as color pencils go, I'm a really, really big fan of the favor castle color pencil to they're a little bit more expensive, but I really love the way that they blend I like the way that the mark feels on the page and I'm very sensory whenever I'm drawing like I like the smoothness of it in favor castle is really nice and smooth other color pencils worked just fine teo china markers air fun it's a little bit more of like kind of ah thickness if you want to have a little bit more tactile texture to your drying china markers they come in primary colors and they also come in white so that's kind of a fun addition teo your tool box of stuff and then I just recently started picking up water color which again like this is something where I don't really know what I'm doing with water color but I know that I want to be using it so I just dove into it and started incorporating that with my drawings and I really have been enjoying it and I actually have two sets of watercolors one is a travel set like this actually really like these little pods and I can travel with this really easily and then I splurged and I got the big mama set that has all the diff callers but really you can get a lot of colors if you just mix some of these together too but it's it is kind of nice to have all the different little pods of color to experiment with tio they are windsor newton yeah windsor newton newton water colors and then I just have a simple a simple selection of watercolor brushes and again like that. So I'm still trying to figure out what I like best here, because this is still sort of new for me. I like this. This is just you track. It looks like these air, just generic kind of store watercolor brushes and there totally find for me, my grandmother, when she was doing watercolor stuff, she swore by windsor newton number seven brush, but those are expensive, but that was her number seven was her go, too, so one day I'll get a number seven yes, so that those air, those air, my mark making tools, and I just encourage you to keep exploring and again it's, so important to actually go into the art supply store and just spend some time plane with the different tools it's really difficult to buy a pencil or a pen online, because you just don't know what you're going to get. The best thing to do is to try it out in person and to see what's going to feel best in your hand and whats going teo excite you into drawing more?

Class Description

Get off your computer and play! Drawing the Everyday Every Day is your guide to exploring your creativity and integrating a drawing habit into your daily routine.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to develop themes for your drawings
  • Options for presenting your content: zines, prints, instagram, etc.
  • Ways to add color to black and white drawings using Photoshop

Kate will inspire you to explore the everyday by simply drawing what's around you. It is okay if it is completely about your own experiences – in the particular lies the universal.

It doesn’t matter whether you think you “can draw” or not, everyone has a story to tell and you can learn how to tell yours and get drawing inspiration from Kate Bingaman-Burt in Drawing the Everyday Every Day. 



Love, love, love Kate Bingaman-Burt's art and innovative ideas, and this class was just great. It's very brief--you can watch all the videos in one morning--but the effects last for a long time. This course totally revitalized my illustrations. I was stuck in a sort of "cute" mode until taking this course. Then I started using different materials, approaching my illustrations in a different way, and doing exactly what Kate says: drawing the everyday, every day. This hit the refresh button on my style, as well as my desire to draw. My only request would be a little more step-by-step on how to get the background completely white in PhotoShop; Kate demonstrates, but it's a little too quick for me to catch the process. Maybe Kate or someone could give a step-by-step followup here? Otherwise, if you need fresh inspiration, a kickstart for a drawing habit, or just a good pep talk, this is a great course! it's as valuable for inspiration as for instruction.

amy greenan

As an experienced artist, I really enjoyed this class a lot! I found a lot to be inspired by and appreciated Kate's easy, conversational way of presenting the material. I loved seeing her process, her workspace, and favorite materials. I loved hearing about what inspires her. Sure, this was maybe less a "how-to" kind of course, but there is certainly a LOT to take away from this hour and a half or so. I watched course live, so didn't pay for it, but I would recommend this as a good, small investment in your creative toolkit. (I would have just bought it myself except that I just lost my job and trying to save every penny I can!)

Emmon Scott

I'm writing this review not immediately after watching the class, but a year after doing so -- and the impact on my life has been tremendous. Upon taking the course, I began drawing an everyday object every day, and have kept it up for a year, missing only a few days here and there. At some point, I expanded this to also sketching a great work of art every day as well (usually from an art book I got from the library, and sometimes on a trip to a museum). I don't spend a lot of time at this -- I just do it on breaks from work. The result has been my seeing a lots of things I would otherwise miss -- little details in every day things that I'd never otherwise notice. And that, in turn, has given me a greater appreciation of life, of the the visual world, as well as the amazing art works humanity has created. Looking back, I particularly value this teacher's point that your drawing doesn't have to be perfect. For me, that's been hugely helpful. I haven't fretted or been stuck or given up -- I simply draw, and in doing so, ALWAYS notice and appreciate details of whatever I'm drawing, whether it's my coffee mug, or a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe. PS: The drawing has impacted my editing of photos and doing any kind of visual work. I'm much more tuned in to details than I used to be. I may or may not draw better, but I definitely SEE more. And for me that's a wonderful and enriching thing. Cheers!