August 10, 2020
It’s time for back to school, but that doesn’t mean the activities page will stop. In fact, we’re adding some new features in the coming weeks and months.
See the Light LIVE!
One thing I’m particularly excited about is our new weekly live art lesson. Every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Eastern (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific), I’ll be doing a short (15-20 min.) drawing lesson on See the Light’s Facebook Page. We’re going to keep this simple, so that all you’ll need is a pencil and paper, but it will be good practice and good motivation to learn more. If the response is good, I’m planning to add some traditional media (watercolor, chalk, etc.) lessons in the spring. So please watch and share with your friends.
You can access it at See the Light’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SeeTheLightShineArt/
For this week’s activity page, we have:
- Two new coloring pages
- Art lesson: See the Light LIVE – How to Do a Blind Contour Drawing
- Art Lesson: How to Draw Realistic Clouds
- Make the walls of Jericho fall with black-light chalk
- Shipwrecked Chalk Drawing
This Week's Drawing Lessons
See the Light LIVE
How to Do a Blind Contour Drawing
I talk a lot about contour drawing as a great way to learn how to draw what you see (draw by observation). Last week I posted a video of how I drew a portrait largely by contour drawing. This week I’ve posted our first See the Light LIVE episode, which is a demonstration of how to do a blind contour drawing.
Here’s a link to the reference photo I’m working from:
The second video is the first episode of Drawing with Chalk, a series I did a few years ago on how to work with chalk or pastels. I’ll be reposting this series here in full over the next few months.
Drawing with Chalk:
Episode 1 – Drawing Realistic Clouds
Clouds can be a challenge. Often we end up drawing what I call “cotton balls in the sky.” In this lesson, I’ll introduce you to the medium of lecturer’s chalk (but you can also use pastels) and show you how do draw clouds that look real.
This Week's Bible Story
See the Light’s Shipwrecked tells the story of Paul’s shipwreck on the way to Rome. Enjoy Gloria Kohlmann’s chalk drawing and commentary as she recreates the shipwreck with a black light surprise!
Downloadable Coloring Pages
This week’s coloring pages include a drawing of a cute kitten in a box. The second is a cool, abstract pattern, but don’t miss the butterfly that’s hiding in there!
The artists are credited in the captions in case you’d like to check out more of their work.
Right-click the images to download.
Special Art Lesson: Draw the Fall of Jericho
This week, I’ll show you how to use fluorescent chalk pastels to make the walls of Jericho fall down.
And if you’d like to buy some fluorescent pastels and a black light, you can order them from See the Light Art. Just click the buttons below the video to go to the product pages.