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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Laying A Scene

Guest Artist: Ethan Brown

No matter what kind of art you make, drawing is an important skill worthy of study, and rewarding in its own right. Ethan Brown will take us back to the basics for a night of casual observational drawing that will help you deepen your engagement with your familiar environment by intentionally slowing down your focus. Remember line, form, value…? Gesture drawings and continuous contours? These old chestnuts are still among your most trustworthy companions and they’d love to see you again, no matter how long it’s been; even if you’ve never formally met!

We’ll use homemade viewfinders and value scales as simple tools for planning our compositions. We’ll also talk about how formal elements affect the mood of a drawing, and how an implied or lost edge or even a single line can give information to your viewer, or inspire their imagination. Come rediscover your surroundings with us!

Suggested Materials

  • Plain drawing paper
  • Pencils, pens, charcoal, ink, markers

Zoom Meeting ID: 991 2763 7103

Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.