Category: Jemma’s Free Tasks

Task 13: Learning from an Artist

Learning from an artist is a practice we should engage in early on when learning to draw and paint. Not only for technical reasons, but to see their practice…

Task 12: Painting a Self Portrait

Painting your own portrait is an exercise in truthfulness. It will force you to examine yourself in a way you normally wouldn’t. Creating a painting of your photos, explored in…

Task 11: Portrait Photography

We are looking at Portrait Photography with the aim of having our own study to then work from for our next artwork. Photography is a crucial tool in…

Task 10: Paul Cezanne Painting

Welcome back! This week I want to look at Paul Cezanne with you… the main reasons for this is that his art is considered as being of great…

Task 9: Still life & Oil Pastel Basics

Before we leave this task and begin our next phase, I think it is good for art students to do some experimentation. This tasks involves completing a still…

Task 9: Colour Values and Still Life

This task is broken down into 2 parts so that you can explore colour further before you take on your full colour still life art work. If a…

Task 8 Part 2: Colour Fruit Bowl

TASK: Make a drawing of a bowl of fruit using either colour pencils, pastels or paints. You are at the stage to begin experimenting with your colours when…

Task 8 Part 1: The Colour Wheel

Colour theory is a tricky subject for artists. The problems arise as soon as we start putting paint on our palette. What about hues, tones, tertiaries or warm…

Task 7: Self-Portrait in Charcoal

Drawing self-portraits can be a great way to practice sketching techniques as-let’s face-it-there is no shortage of material when you draw yourself! Sketching or drawing yourself can be…

Task 6: Portrait Proportions

Hi there, This week we move onto PORTRAITURE!   Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must…

Task 5: Knife, Fork and Spoon using Graphite or Charcoal

Let’s finish off still life with a tricky one! Metallic objects with shine can really test your observation and use of tone…so a great one to bring together…

Still Life Tasks: Perspective Drawing

Task 3 and 4 both involve still life drawing. Being able to draw in perspective is an important aspect of drawing to understand. Leonardo Da Vinci said of…

Task 4: Still Life Using Graphite

Back to graphite we go… So we are beginning to bring together all of the skills we have learned so far. We will soon be moving away from…

Task 3 Part 2: Still Life Using Charcoal

The final part to this task is to use all you have learned with universal forms and observation to produce a final still life drawing using charcoal. This…

Task 3: Universal Forms in Charcoal Time Lapse

Watch the time lapse video to see how to add simple shading and tone to each of the universal forms using charcoal. How it is done: I like…

Task 3: Universal Forms in Charcoal

Learning to Draw: TASK 3 For this task you are continuing your skill building with using tone. By using Charcoal this time, you will not only be trialling…

Task 2: Graphite Intro

Tonal Scale and Universal forms Check out the resource above to support you with this task 🙂 The aim is to add a tonal scale to Universal Forms….

Sketchbook Ideas

Weekly Tasks

Every week we will be posting a new task in our Learn to Draw and Paint for Free Blog! Keep your eye on it and take part in…

Task 1: Right side of the Brain

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