Daily Sketch #86

What does the word “feeling” mean to you? We can feel the texture of something, such as an object that is bumpy or smooth. We also experience feelings or emotions. In this activity, we will explore both!

Find an object in your house that you like to touch. Run your hands over the object. How does it feel? Is it furry, fuzzy, bumpy, smooth? Keep one hand on your object, and with your other hand, pick up your pencil. Close your eyes and draw how the object feels. As you move your hand around the object, move your pencil around your paper without lifting it. When you are finished, the entire drawing should be made of one single line.

Now let’s draw the other kind of feelings: our emotions. How are you feeling right now? Fill the space around your drawing with lines and marks based on how you feel. What does an excited line look like to you? A drowsy line? A silly line? There is no right or wrong way to do this.

Now you have a drawing that conveys the feeling of an object and the feelings you have inside. What was different about making each part of the drawing?

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

Written by Pamela Lawton

Images by Caterina Kenworthy