The best way to get back into drawing and painting after a hiatus, in my opinion, is to do a quick contour drawing.
I used to have so much fun doing these simple technique building activities with my
Drawing students of all levels;
the trick is to not look at your paper when you are drawing something (look at the object)...and to take it a step further, make one continuous line by not picking up your drawing tool.
Here, I did peak at the paper for composition sake,
and then used simple gouache paint and fine tip markers for pops of color.
|Can you follow the line in each section?!|
Wouldn't this look pretty in a little girl's room!?