Make a Modern Drawing




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Even with the most limited drawing skills you can make a neat drawing totally worthy of that coveted space on the freezer for everyone to see.
Materials needed:
>The Internet
>about 30 minutes of free time

Have fun!

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Step 1: Think for a Minute....

Find things that interest you and write it in one area of the white paper
Things I find interesting...
-lines with dots
-cell phones

writing in different sizes will make the drawing interesting.
Make sure you will use the whole page.

Step 2: Internet

look these things up on the internet to find pictures of them to imitate...
do your best and draw big. simplify complex images with outlines of them or just put your paper on your monitor and trace them (lightly!).
put them on the paper and connect them!

Step 3: Draw Lines

now draw radiating lines from some things and draw shape patterns in other areas. you want to draw on the whole page!
fill it up with nonsense. scribbles- the word "onomatopoeia"...
circles, x's, the shape of a paperclip, jab at the paper with the marker. make it interesting. make some outlines stronger.
this is really art- I'm totally serious.

Step 4: The Once Over...

look at your drawing....
color in areas. make sure that there are no gaping holes. color in areas that look wierd. having sark and light areas will make the picture interesting.
By the end you should have very little clues that you wrote your ideas on the page.
the patterns will make the picture interesting and people will really be interested in your art!

Step 5: Voila!

your new modern art drawing is ready to be under a magnet on the freezer.
Or posted out on your cubicle.
Be proud! You are an artist and you just drew some lines and wrote some words!
Great job. Have fun!

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    73 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Wow!!!!! It's so cool!!!! I tried it and this is how it turned out.

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    7 years ago on Step 5

    This is mine, first try and took about 1 hour. I split it up, i didnt do it all at once xD.


    8 years ago on Step 5

    Very cute! I think this is a great concept and you've got some creative skills there!


    11 years ago on Step 5

    I appreciate the instructable, although, I am a little disappointed to see this done so easily. I think I've lost my romance with art.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    Art is an expression from the heart, it can be complicated or easy, it's what you make it. If this was too easy for you try making a challenge for yourself to make it more difficult and I promise ot will be rewarding. the fact that this is so easy for you just means your mind wants more! feed your imagination and let the emotions flow through your chosen artistic tools. Like I said the only reason you were disappointed in the ease of this project is because you obviously desire your art to be a challenge... SO use that to create AWESOME things. :) good luck and happy tinkering.


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    That's why I love art so much. Because it can take years to finish or seconds. Just depends on how you look at it, and as 'they' say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


    9 years ago on Step 4

    Amazing tutorial! Tried it and turn out nearly the same, thanks!


    10 years ago on Step 5

    WOW thats the only word I can think of at the moment. I'm an artist my self and I love this type of modern style with a hint of abstract mixed into it> Great job I will use this technique for my art. WELL done. 5 stars!


    11 years ago on Step 5

    this is one i did like a long long time ago. then i saw this and i was like !! craziness. i'm currently doing one, and i plan to make it huge. lmao

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, awesome thanks! :D I didn't know that i could ever do it myself. :D


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I wanted to try but didn't have a pen and paper handy so I did it in ms paint I like it

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    this is what i came up with... this is a great way of being able to express ones self through artwork.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    this one is really fun! I love the backgrounds you did - the dots and stripes and letters and zigzags.