Objects & creatures

Allow around 5 minutes for each exercise.

1. Draw something easy

“Regular and irregular shapes can be turned into something else by simply adding a few dots or lines, for instance, a rectangle can be turned into a pencil. Different objects and creatures can be drawn in very simple ways, using basic shapes and lines.

Draw an object or creature you feel confident you can draw.”

2. Try different styles

“Try to identify the features that make that object or creature recognisable. Draw it again several times. In each version, try to exaggerate one of the features you identified as important.

Which of your drawings do you like best? Why? You may find that your favourite isn’t necessarily the most ‘realistic’ drawing.”