Weekend Art Challenge – Art Materials

Welcome to our weekend art challenge on the theme of art materials. We thought it would be the perfect September art challenge. With everyone getting back into the swing of things after summer holidays, for the new term.

Our featured image is shared this week by Elena Statham and Iryna Labunska, we loved them both so much we felt they both needed to be in the top spot today. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will be able to see both images in full, especially Elena’s as we cropped into the beautiful brushes at the top of her painting.

Everyone has been so creative this week, Julie Smalley’s cartoon is superb. We also love Charlotte Drapers painting of her art materials – absolutely stunning. We have added them both below, along with all of the other exceptional paintings and drawings emailed to us and shown on our Facebook Group page. We are sure that you will be as impressed as we are.

Keep up the great work and stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow!

Weekend challenge Art Materials. This is a selection of materials I have on my little art corner. This challenge totally stumped me initially as it’s not something I would choose to draw off my own back. However it’s been great to task myself with something new and has actually proven to be quite inspirational!
Charlotte Draper
Sometimes I feel sorry for the eraser. Useful, certainly, but in a negative kind of way. Do they mourn their role, perhaps? And let a tear or two slip? Well, they belong to my family of favourites anyway.
Julie Smalley
This week’s challenge I have a mix of materials,  Pastel sticks which I recently discovered and love the softness and blending of them. I tried drawing the pastels with the pastels! The ink bottles are painted with the ink  and the pencils with the pencils! I love the fresh colour of inks  and shading with pencils.
Pauline Burke
Weekend challenge – Art Materials
A bit rough and ready, but here goes.
Clifford Herbert
Brush inside a jar
Latha Bhaduri Prabakar
My weekend challenge ‘Art materials’ a very quick sketch of my artist hand, holding my favourite medium.
Lynne Bagnall
Art materials in WaterColor
Madhavi Yelnurkar Chopade
For this weeks challenge I used a mixture of mediums. The background is a blend of a tan & white chalk blended together. The bulk of the drawing is coloured in with watercolour pencils. The rulers and art pad are outlined with a fine tipped black pen. There’s also a mixture of a graphite pencil and a metallic blended pencil as well.
Nina Phillips
The invaluable wooden manikin and a long handled watercolour brush. Drawn with a B6
Jackie Groves
Weekend Challenge – Art Materials: pencil drawing completed for my beginners drawing class fits nicely for this weekend’s challenge.
Liz Browne
Although there are lots of exciting mediums to use, for me “at the moment” it has to be pen and ink. I find the way in which you can improvise with it really interesting, even a misplaced scribble can become something interesting, especially when drawing things from nature , for example trees allow a lot of freestyle techniques. That said it commands a lot of respect, and I can see it’s going to take me a lot of practice to master. Hail the mighty pen!
Ian Dance
Pencil sketch and gauche, done a while ago but meets the challenge!
Chris Rye
My favourite brushes and colours – for weekend challenge.
Iryna Labunska
Sumie on washi paper
Elena Statham

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