Art Before Breakfast: My Cabinet pts.1 & 2

Before the holiday season began, I started sharing some videos of drawing exercises, drawn (as it were) from my book, Art Before Breakfast. What with drinking too much holiday punch, trying on too many new socks and sweaters, and launching the new term at Sketchbook Skool, I abandoned the series — but only temporarily. Let’s keep going, shall we?

Today, let’s return to my bathroom. Last time, I started a contour drawing of the contents of my bathroom cabinet, all those unguents, potions and salves that keep me looking so boyish and fresh. If you’ve forgotten, here it is again:

Now, let’s fill in all the information that sits within those contours. This is made a lot easier by the shapes we already drew. I’ll show you how to use them as guides to add detail. Open your eyes and uncap your pens!

If you’re new to drawing or are struggling with the basics, I hope this series will be helpful. (Here’re the past episodes, in case you missed any.)

On Fridays, I work through an idea from Art Before Breakfast. It would be lovely if I could imagine you out there drawing along with me. This particular exercise comes from page 31. If you decide to do it too, please share with me how it turned out! (Share the results on your own blog or on Facebook and post a link in my comments section. Use #artb4bkfst on Twitter or FB).