New Home Forums Course Ideas & Outlines 10 Steps to Travel Drawing

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    Jessica Antonelli
    Adventurer
    @jescantonelli

     

    1. Identify the 3-12 specific transformations that need to happen to get your customer to where they want to go (the ultimate transformation).

    Begin with the end in mind
    Edge-cate yourself
    Contrast
    Relationships
    Every day, draw
    Add variety
    Toolkit of tricks
    Interior shapes and space
    Viewpoint
    End with the beginning in mind

    *This is a list students can refer back to on every drawing they do. Take the 1st letter from every word and it will help them remember the 10 steps: BE CREATIVE
    **This is also a list students can apply to the big picture of their journey. Each adventure is an artwork in itself

    2.Write a brief description of each of those milestones.

    Begin with the end in mind: 
    Set an intention for your artistic adventure, as well as with each drawing that you do during this course. When you begin a drawing, it’s important to consider the final composition—if not anything fancy, you at the very least need to make sure the sketch will fit on the page. Work big to small by lightly sketching in the big shapes, then work down to details.

    Edge-cate yourself
    Edges in drawing are the boundaries between objects or spaces. Vary them! We also have mental drawing boundaries, so Get comfortable being uncomfortable, in practice your product is always 2 steps behind your ability to critique it. Stay on theedgeof your comfort zone, and push yourself to learn more

    Contrast
    Use a full range of light to dark values to create the illusion of 3D form on the page. Turning up the contrast with intense shadows and enhanced values is one of the absolutely most important factors that can make your drawing look more believable.
    As you are traveling, comparing and contrasting the new environment around you is a great way to soak in the nuances of the sense of place. Take notes of the smells, sounds, and moods of the city and how it compares to your home. Catalog culture sock. create the color palette of the new city

    Relationships
    In drawing, we begin with big shapes and guidelines to help build a scaffolding around our drawing. We then construct the drawing by considering how each shadow, highlight, line and space relate to the guidelines we have created. Every mark on the page should be put down in relationship to another mark on the page—no wiggly piggly marks for no reason.
    On your art adventure, relationships with locals and other travelers is the icing on the cake, and can lead to all kinds of fun. Drawing pictures of people is a great conversation starter, and will make you really popular at a dinner party, even if you don’t speak the language

    Every day, draw
    Recommended Routine: contour hand drawing drills for accuracy. La practica hace el maestro :Practice is the teacher. Even if it is on a napkin at dinner, draw daily

    Add variety
    Bring interest and realism to your drawing with a variety of one or more of: line quality, value, texture, color, pattern, etc.
    Make sure to do a variety of things on your trip. Even if all you do is get massages and draw in the spa, get all the different varieties of massages 😉

    Toolkit of tricks
    elements & principles of art, pencil trick, proportions, exercise sequences, etc. Use pinterest/evernote or bookmark your resources. Do the same for your travel: airBnB, couch surfing, art workshops, etc. Where to find wifi and a trusty map

    Interior shapes and space
    Learn to see your subject in two modalities: by breaking it into composite shapes, and by looking at the space around and in-between the object to see negative space.
    On your art adventure, take some time to introspect, and maybe explore a new space on your own.

    Viewpoint
    Perspective: linear and atmospheric, it’s place in art history. Worm’s eye view vs. bird’s eye view point and their effects on the viewer. All objects and people in the drawing agree-are from the same perspective

    End with the beginning in mind
    Use any issues you had in your last drawing to inspire the next. Self-reflect and self-assess. Plan your next art adventure based by evolving from what you’ve learned in the last one.

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    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Cool, Jessica. I love the way you loop out into the environment, physical and psychological, and then focus back in on the drawing. It’s a constant spiral back and forth, incorporating self, others, place, and artwork.

    I especially like the note that critique ability is two paces ahead!

    #14232

    RebeccaLaChance
    Adventurer
    @RebeccaLaChance

    Be Creative!  How clever…and can I say, I’m really loving “Edge-cate yourself”.

    #14546

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    This is an awesome outline. Talk about a practice in inner and outer awareness. Not sure if this is your cup of tea, but I would imagine offering your participants a really simple guided relaxation practice that brings them into their senses before beginning might be helpful for some.

    I know that’s something I’d want…

    I can tell this is going to be a really fun course for people to go through!!
    (and for you to create)

    #15862

    JoAnn Turner
    Adventurer
    @JoAnnTurnip

    This sounds great! Very clear guidelines, that will have big results. And I love how you’re bringing in the transformation of becoming more aware of how you travel, how to alert to the place you’re in, and how that will unfold in your drawing and in the trip. Excellent!

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