You might have seen how I’m keeping myself busy while we’re in Lockdown, going on ‘safari’ in my apartment, drawing alll the little animal figurines all over he place. Take a look here (and download the free colouring pages here)
But going on safari at home doesn’t have to be all about animals, you know. In fact, I’ve done a couple of apartment safaris before. The first was way back in 2007, where I drew all the mugs in our flat (and turned them into a teatowel design).
Sound like fun? Why don’t you try going on your very own lockdown safari? Here’s how:
The #MyApartmentSafari Challenge
Step 1. Choose one thing
What do you have a lot of? Teacups? Chairs? A lifetime’s collection of beer coasters? A cupboard full of tinned beans? Well, now’s your chance to get them out & to look at them properly, possibly for the very first time.
Step 2 Pick a style
The great thing about sketching or photographing many examples in a specific category of object is that the whole event becomes more interesting than the quality of each object or sketch. So even though some of my sketches were not that good, & sometimes I’ve had to try to get it right a few times, they become an interesting idea all together. A bit like this
In other words, choose one way of recording your objects, stick with it, & don’t be a perfectionist! Here are some ideas:
Sketch each item
Photograph each item in the same specific location
Arrange the items in order, like size, or rainbow colours
Place each object in a strong light, then trace the shadows.
I can’t wait to see what you saw on your safari! Tag your pics #myapartmentsafari.
Need more inspiration? Head over to our Making Friday page where you’ll find more of my #myapartmentsafari colouring pages to download