angela marise johnson

Here are some recent drawings I sketched out for SCBWI’s drawing prompt “luminous”.

angela marise johnson

angela marise johnson

There is something about using a single word to make artwork that is fascinating. Here are seven “rules” for making art from drawing prompts. I have discovered that these things make the process interesting in itself:

  1. Look up the word and savor it’s etymology 
  2. Write any thoughts that come to mind and remember to daydream.
  3. Make little drawings at first. There is much value in starting small.
  4. Always make yourself a frame to draw in. I keep a 5 x 7 rectangle around to trace from.
  5. Shade lightly and gradually get darker.
  6. Don’t be afraid to make many bad drawings.
  7. Make what you want to see in the world.