What is Draw It Books and how can you get involved?
The purpose of Draw It Books is to encourage and inspire people to be creative. Through art Draw It Books promotes a culture where people can express themselves and learn. Young or old we can all benefit from creativity.
Draw It Books offers resources, articles, and videos to support you on your creative journey. So, feel free to explore the website and enjoy being arty. Read on to get some ideas of how to get started today. If you want to learn more about how it all got started please visit the about page.
Just get started and create some art
Remember, art is good. It’s that simple. Always keep that in mind. Just get creating.
Enjoy the process and enjoy what you create.
When it comes to art sometimes the key is to think less and do more.
Just stay safe and support others on your way.
Get some supplies to make your art
Draw It Books provides a range a books that you can use to start creating your art.
As well something to do your art in, or on, you are going to need some art supplies to create your art with (Pens, pencils, brushes, and paint etc.).
You can shop online or visit a local art materials supplier to get some equipment from them.
How is Draw It Books different?
Typically in books, either:
- The author provides all the words; and there is only some or no pictures in the book.
- The author and illustrator provide all the words and pictures.
- The illustrator provides all the pictures; and there are only some or no words.
In Draw It Books the words are provided and YOU PROVIDE ALL THE PICTURES!
Some Draw It Books are blank and some have text in to help you come up with ideas of what to create.
Remember, you can create whatever pictures you want to go inside.
Make some time and space to be creative
You have to make time and space to be creative. It won’t just happen. You have to find a way to juggle everything you have going on and find the time in your day and a space where you can set up and be creative.
Parents/guardians: Help your kids figure out how to do this.
We want enough time so we can get into what we are doing and still be able to do anything else we might need to do (School, dinner, bath time etc.).
We want a space where we can be clean and tidy.
If possible, it’s nice to have a place where we can start and stop when we choose.
Study and practise new skills and techniques
Learning new skills and techniques makes you versatile and adaptable. Learning new skills and techniques can even help you get better at existing ones; because learning new things challenges us and helps to grow.
If you find learning a new skill difficult, that’s totally fine and normal. Maybe:
- Think about how you could do it differently.
- Do some studying and research on the technique to see if you are forgetting something.
- Take a break and get your energy back.
- Do something else for a little while and come back to it.
- Get someone to watch you and see if they have any suggestions.
- Go to some art classes.
- Watch some tutorials.
- Change the speed at which you are working (Maybe you need to go faster or slower).
Creativity is how you develop the skills to go from spectator to participant
Being creative is an active process. Watching people be creative is more passive.
That is what Draw It Books help you to do; become active with art.
In all creative arts you can either be a spectator or a participant.
The skills that you learn from being creative allow you to be better at a whole range of things:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
Stay healthy so you can keep creating
Art is fun. Art is so much fun in fact that you you might find you don’t want to stop. But not stopping is going to make you tired. And being tired all the time isn’t great for your health. Be sure to:
- Work in a well lit and ventilated environment.
- Get outside when appropriate to get some fresh air and sunshine.
- Eat and drink well.
- Take breaks and sleep.
Take the time to look back at what you have done
Taking the time to look at what you’ve made is just as important as coming up with the idea and bring it to life.
This is where you can take pride in what you have done and help your confidence to grow.
Then you can move onto the next piece of art knowing that you have and are developing your ability to create and turn your ideas into reality.
Look to others for inspiration
Sometimes you might not know what you want to create.
So, just look at other people and see what they are doing.
There are so many great artists in the world and with the internet and social media it’s easier than ever to find some cool ideas.
Or you could always ask those around you what they would like to see you create.
Showcase your work and show it off
Once you have finished what you wanted to create show it off.
Take a photo and share it online. It would be great if you could tag @drawitbooks #drawitbooks #drawityourself in what you do and then Draw It Books can share it in what you do too.
Better yet you could host a party or an art exhibition. You could do this at home or in a local venue. There are lots of creative spaces all over the place where people are happy to host creative events. Just ask around.
Then other people can share in the art you are creating. You never know you might inspire someone else to be creative too!
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