Daily Sketch #16

Art can be realistic, abstract, or a mix of both!  

Realistic art represents actual people, places or things.  

Abstract art is about shapes, textures, colors and lines. 

In this activity, you will draw a realistic and an abstract drawing of an object in your home.  

Select a decorative household object with an interesting design, like a jewelry box, a lamp or a perfume bottle.  

Make a realistic drawing by drawing the entire object from observation. 

Now, make an abstract drawing by zooming in on a small detail of the same object and drawing just that detail.  

What differences do you notice between your two drawings?  

Show someone your abstract drawing: can they guess which household object you drew? 

If you would like to share your work with us email artwork@studioinaschool.org. We will share your creations on our ‘Studio in your Home’ page.



Photo: Robin Holder