A drawing inspired by the contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin is created with the art supplies we usually use in our art room. In this drawing we can work on the topics of still-life, representation of space and composition.
To create the drawing follow these steps:
- CHOOSE from eight to ten photocopies of ART SUPPLIES objects
- Trace the picture on your drawing sheet with a pencil overlapping the photocopy and the drawing sheet on a window. Use tape to attach the papers on the window’s glass.
- Overlap pictures one on another tracing the whole objects.
- When you finish to copy the objects with pencil draw the outlines with a BLACK PERMANENT MARKER.
- Colour just some areas of the drawing with felt-tip pens in SOLID COLOURS in the style of Micheal Craig Martin.
- Colour the background with a solid colour.
Here you can watch a video created by Chad Brown. In his video-tutorial this great art teacher and friend shows how to do the drawing step by step. He also explain interesting facts about Michael Craig-Martin.
In another video Chad proposes a similar work. The process is more difficult because the objects are copied from real objects in a life drawing, traced on tracing paper and painted with acrylics, but this activity could be suitable for high school students.