a 21 day challenge to create small artworks of PLAIN GREEN BOTTLES.

if we were doing this true academy style this would be very structured. Something like 3 months pencil drawing, then you might be promoted to 3 months of charcoal drawing, then promoted to 3 months of monotone painting, THEN you might get promoted to colour - wahoo!!

the point of this exercise is creative development - what can one do with 6 green bottles? I've done these jolly bottles for 2 weeks im bored, what can I do to zhuzh it up? and that my friends is exactly the point. what can i do differently? how do I make one bottle stand out from another.

so I'm thinking:

2-3 days observational drawing

then develop this to 2 days contour drawing

2-3 days monotone painting

then 14 days of painting development

keep them small so that they're do-able - paintings maybe 20 x 20cm and drawings 10 x 10cm, no more than an hour each day.

load up your workings/artwork each day - HAVE FUN!!

I've uploaded some photos, but of course it would be better to set-up your own bottles (no labels)



You need to be a member of Amanda Brett Watercolour Network to add comments!

Join Amanda Brett Watercolour Network

Votes: 0
Email me when people reply –


    • Thanks chief x

  • 8756538072?profile=RESIZE_400x

  • 8754652453?profile=RESIZE_400x

  • Thanks Amanda. What's the difference between observational drawing and contour drawing please ? My observational drawings would likely include contours x

    • Good question, an observational drawing is based on you observing and then drawing each shape value etc. A contour drawing is when you only look at the subject and do not lift your pencil from the paper. 

    • Ok thanks

  • 8750147100?profile=RESIZE_584x




























































This reply was deleted.