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DIY Colouring pages for beginners - Something for the kitchen

teacher avatar Doris Charest, Contemporary Fine Art Specialist and Instructor

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8 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction to making pages for the cook in your life

    • 2. The tools you will need

    • 3. Finding designs

    • 4. Drawing for the cook in your life -Part 1

    • 5. Drawing for the cook in your life -Part 2

    • 6. Drawing your snack - part 1

    • 7. Drawing your snack -part 2

    • 8. Drawing your snack - part 3

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Colouring pages are fun and easy.  This section will show you how to create a page for the cook in your life.  Create a page unique to that special person and give them a gift no one else can give them.  Each page will take an evening or two.  Most of all it will be fun to make.  


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Doris Charest

Contemporary Fine Art Specialist and Instructor


Doris Charest - Biography


BED University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

BFA University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

MED University of Alberta, AB

Mixed media is Doris' favorite favorite form of painting . She loves exploring with textures, shapes, and a more contemporary look. Nature and the world around her inspires Doris. Her love of texture won her the Allessandra Bisselli Award and a First Place in a Still Life show with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Look for Doris Charest's work in the American Magazine: Sommerset Studio (Summer, 2007) and British Magazine: Leisure Painter. Both feature a three pages of Doris' artwork. She won the Sylvie Brabant award in 2011 for her work in the art community. In 2013 she won First Place for he... See full profile

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1. Introduction to making pages for the cook in your life: Hi. Welcome to making your own coloring pages. This is a section for the cook in your life or maybe a wannabe cook. We're going to use basic tools that we find in the kitchen, and we're going to create a calling page. And then on the second section, what we'll do is create your snack. So we're going to use your snack as a basic coloring page. Now that's creating a little bit of a mystery, but I don't want to give everything away. Just keep in mind. This is related to food in the kitchen, and it's a really fun pains that you can create for your mother, your after grandmother, somebody that will just enjoy the fact that you made something specific for them. This is something you can do easily, and you conduce you one drawing per night again because it's very easy. So have fun doing this sections, and I hope your family enjoys what you make for them. 2. The tools you will need: So why art making art is one of those activities which I find helps me relax. The way we draw on the way we create is a self reflective practice. That means it teaches us about ourselves, and it's a mindful way of getting to know ourselves through our art. We see how we interpret the world. We're seeing how we see the world ourselves. Now what happens when you do something that's reflective and meditative and relaxing. So we're using drawing and coloring, and we observe, and we surrender to that creativity. Time begins to fly. You don't worry about the end product, and in this with the coloring pages, we won't worry about the end product because whatever we do, it'll turn out great. So when we're creating, we're forgetting all the things that are going on in our lives. We forget all the worries we have. We forget our problems, and for that short time we're creating, we relax and that's good for us. What we need to relax Here are the tools you need a pencil, a permanent marker, an eraser and a piece of paper or two or three or maybe more. Let's watch a video that tells you all about the tools. So here's an ordinary pencil, a ruler, an old calculator that doesn't work anymore. A lead and a pen. Um, well, they're actually markers. One is a kind of a micro um, liner, and you can buy those at any art supply shop or any kind of shop that sells. Writing supplies creates a fine line. Then you can get a tip that's like a brush, and it creates a larger line. Now, on the other end is a skinnier line, but again, thicker than the micro. A pencil. So again, a fat line. When you lean, your brush, those air. All the options for the writing tools now here is one done with the big tip, so it gives you a bold look. Here's another one with a bold look with lots of lines. Now here's one. Using the fine tip with the micro. A pen. Here's the bears, and that's a very fine line, and the cat is a mix. It's using the fine tip of the brush tool, the brush pan so there are lots of options on the kinds of sizes you want. So fine lines, thick lines and medium lines you get to pick 3. Finding designs : choosing designs, finding designs in unusual places. Designs are everywhere. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. We're going toe. Look at a quick video that shows you different ideas on where to find your designs. So here is a basic drawing, and what I'm going to do is choose, like patterns and designs that in different places from different things that I'm going to add to my actual phone. Um, drawing. I was gonna say photo, but it's actually a drawing. So I have stickers from the safely store, and they have a nice little curvy design. So in that area, I'm going to copy that design to put in that space. That's an idea for you. Start looking and different magazines, different things that you can use to add. Now, here in Canada, we have the Canadian tire money, and it's got a really nice design on the bottom that goes just like this. I'm going to show you it's curvy, and then onion side there's another design, and then there's lines that go that way. So in that shape right there, I'm going to use that design and repeat it and fill the whole space There are ideas for designs everywhere. It's just a matter of being able to see them. You'll never look at advertisements in the same way. Now, also on this little bag for the fan that's there. There's a beautiful design that goes like this, and I'm going to feel the second shape in there with that design and add it there on this thank you card. There's a beautiful butterfly, but in there, when I like is the shape that does this. So you can. You fill irregular kind of shapes, and it almost looks like the dot on a butterfly, and they get bigger as the shape gets bigger. So that's another idea for you, and that's an easy one, just like that, and you feel the whole space and you can add designs inside if you want. No. Another idea is this drawing of asparagus tips that's in our local magazine, and it has a shape just like this, almost like a fingernail shape, and I in that space, I'm going to add that design just like I said. There are designs everywhere. Now look at those carrots. I'm going to add a similar design in that space so pointy triangles and then just add more just like that and overlap them just like those carrots are right there. And that's another idea for a design. Now what happened here is I added, ah, few lines just like that rope. And here I added, Dills designs right there. I'm showing you after the fact, because what happened is my camera stopped and I kept drawing and they didn't know it stopped. So here's another idea. Copyright free designs so you can get books from the library with all kinds of designs or on the Internet. The copy right free is what you look for so very old designs. 4. Drawing for the cook in your life -Part 1: Here's a unique idea. Drawing a project for a cook. All cooks love things that they can put in their kitchen, and you can create something for that person. The idea is to go through the drawers in the kitchen, look around, see what you confined, and let's gather all those elements together to create a drawing. Let's watch the video. So I looked in my kitchen. I found a potholder, a pizza cutter, a spatula, a pies, spatula, our palate. That's your what you call it. Anyways, I thought these would look great, and I incited. I didn't want to draw them. So all we're going to do is traced. Um, I've arranged him sort of the way I want. First I trace my potholder. Nice, interesting shape. Then I trace my pie spatula. Don't forget the little spot Bought him there, then the big spatula. See how easy that issue don't have to draw thing. All you have to know how to do is trace. So now for the pizza cutter and we'll go in there and around I lied. You do have to draw a few things. I'm just going to draw the shape that holds the wheeled, and then the little bolt that goes there and you can fix it if you want. I'm not going to draw the space that's between the wheel and the holder. I'll just leave it like that. And then I repeat their shapes off the potholder, and that creates a nice, um, effect. It kind off squares up the space, and that's all there is to it. I'm sure you can do this. Look throughout your kitchen and see what you confined. Now we're just going to draw with a felt marker. The basic shapes I remember. Once you start doing this with Marker, it's a done deal. It's hard to fix errors, and I'm going around and overtop some areas, and we'll just trace these. I speeded up the camera a bit because I don't draw that fast, even tracing. I'm not that fast. And then the potholders do. I want to go over and create a line I can't decide just yet, so I'll just leave it till I can decide and then keep going on the potholders. Do I want to go across? I can't decide that either, so I just keep going and trace Now is the decision time. I think I'll make a crisscross here. They'll make an interesting area for a design, and that will be good. And one last line. And the knee racer. Like I said before, I'm no good at following lines. So there's always pencil marks to erase, and this is the basics of what you need to do. Don't worry. Just take out those pencil marks, and here we go. A beautiful shape. Three shapes, four shapes, five shapes, more shapes but basic shapes that are easy to add designs to. So do this part now, and I'll see you in the next section. 5. Drawing for the cook in your life -Part 2: drawing a project for a cook part to filling in with designs. Let's watch the video. So here's the basic shapes, and now all we need to do is fill in with different designs. I'm going to repeat the wheel shape and then I'm going to start with rectangle, So usually I try. I don't always remember to put circles next to rectangles and rectangles next two squares, and I tried not to repeat the design, so it looks all the same. And for this time, the cook in my family. I should actually say Chef is my sister, so I'm going to add in designs that she loves. So she loves strips and she loves flowers and she loves plants. I'm going to try and incorporate as many of those in this for her so that there's something in there that she really likes. Strangely enough, she still likes polka dots. So that's why there's polka dots everywhere. And then the filler kind of designs are the ones that I like. And I like ah, lot off rectangles within rectangles, circles within squares and that kind of design. Remember, perfection is not the key. The idea is to have interesting designs that your person can really to this person. My sister loves the her plants and her vines, and she's got a really green thumb as well as being a good cook. So I want to put something in there just for her to make it special. This is a good way to make something special for your special. Someone could be your sister, your friend, anybody that you want to create something really interesting for. I'm actually thinking of later redoing this, using different utensils for a friend of mine. She loves making desserts. So there I would pick any designs related to making desserts instead of a pizza cutter. I would pick something else and that kind of concept. Maybe pick a lacy tablecloth. There's all kinds of ideas out there. It's all up to you, a little bit of a flower for my sister and her green thumb, and then other designs that I like to shouldn't all be about. The person should be a little bit about designs that you like creating, and I'm just adding a bit more as you Comptel. I speeded up the video just so that it's quicker for you now for the top, adding a negative space. A blank space really adds to the design. So there what? That's what I'm going to do on the top area on adding stripes and then a few more off thes curvy designs but going in the opposite direction. And so here we go time to erase all those pencil lines that you missed and you end up with a wonderful design. Look, that wouldn't any cook love that do this part now and we'll see you in our next section. Even more things for you to draw. See you then. 6. Drawing your snack - part 1: here's an idea for you. Draw what's in front of you. Draw your snack. So, for example, if you're having a doughnut and coffee or donut and T, that's it. That's one of your topics. You can draw anything, and any topic will do for coloring pages. So let's watch the video. See how this one was done. So I'm going to set up the cup on a napkin and the doughnut decided. Remember that when you're planning how toe organize your items overlap off objects is really good. So you just make sure that your two objects overlap, so the doughnut will go in front of the coffee cop and not so much one on one side of the napkin and the other on the other side of the napkin. That makes for a disjointed subject. Now, when you're drawing this, you start with basic shapes. So an oval for the top of the cup, two parallel lines on each side and then at the bottom of the cop. It's not a straight line. It's a curved line. It's a line that matches the top curve. Now we're going to add the handle, so look carefully now. One trick is to squint at your object and kind of figure out what the proportions are, and you add your handle and the curve you can redraw any time at this stage, you're not committed to just drawing, uh, the drawing itself. It's a good time to erase and get everything right the first time. As long as you're working in pencil, you're safe. So here's the beginning of the doughnut. I'm sticking to basic shapes for this design, and this is a really fat doughnut. It's got barely a little hole in, and, um, it looks almost like a tire. Now we're going to add the napkin when you and a napkin consider how the design will look. Do you want to divide it up so that the design is interesting at in the background and so is the napkin. Now, I didn't like that composition, so I'm going to start again. I've explained everything how to make the cops on going to speed it up a little bit, but here you have the oval for the cup. Notice that's a little higher on the page, and then you have the parallel lines. The composition is really important. How you're going to put that cup on the page along with the doughnut, and it's a good time to make sure your lines are all right. So we're adding my handle. It's a little faster this time simply because you've done it already. Make sure the curve is right. It's the same as the top curve. And now you will add, uh, Dillon knocked. But remember that you can tweak any time. So at this stage you can erase. You can change, you can add things, and I'm adding a little bit of the shadow that's in the cup, and that's going to make the design a little more complex and maybe a little more interesting to now. I'm going to just finally add the doughnut one more time, and here we go. We add the doing up a little circle for the middle of the doughnut, and we're sticking to basic shapes again. We're not drawing every bump on the donor. We're sticking to the basics because we're going to add designs within each element, and I'm adding a few bumps. But barely any and the curve, the top curve of the doughnut and the bottom curve of the doughnut should be similar, not necessarily the same. Same, but very similar. That's how the curve works. Here we go, a little more curve because the top is a little more curved and then little or crooked curve. And here we go there now, with the cop being higher up on the page, it's just going to make it that much easier to create a design. So now I'm adding the napkin and see how the way think place is positioned. It's just that much more interesting. So I have approximately 1/3 of the top of the paper that's going to be wall design or table design. And then almost then the rest is the cup and the napkin in the doughnut. So overall, this is a way better designed than the very first drawing I did. So here we go. We have the doughnut, the cup and the napkin in the proper design. So do this part now and we'll see you in the next part 7. Drawing your snack -part 2: drawing your snack. Part two, Here's a hint. If you're not sure what kind of designs to use, go back and review the section on finding designs. This is really easy. So let's watch the video. So what I've done is I've taken a black felt marker, and I have drawn in the basic shapes for the doughnut. Now, my camera didn't work very well. It kind of didn't record the first section. So I had start again. So you can see at the bottom that I had done part of the design, and then I found out it they hadn't recorded. So I started all over again just for you. And I'm just going to redo what I have done. So you know what? I've, uh, hat before and just how I didn't. So what I'm doing is just repeating shapes just like this and just covering it and having similar shapes on the top of the doughnut. Now, if you're shapes are not perfect, you don't have to worry. It's not about perfection. For this, it's about creating interesting designs, So I'm repeating each design and adding other elements. Such is that little circle in there. I really like combining rectangular elements with circular elements makes it interesting. The contrast in itself brings attention to your eye, and now I'm just going to add some lines, some curvy lines for the side of the doughnut whips I forgot apart. So here we go. All done now, and some circles or dots some more circles, and I'll fill in that whole area with a similar pattern. It's important not to change up the design too much in a whole section. You want to be able to read your design so that I see this bottom part as the lower part of the doughnut, and so similar designs make it so that I can read it that way. If I had changed my designs along the way, it would read differently. So now I'm starting on the cop, and I like the curvy line concept. So I'm doing that now, and I'm turning it into a vine. And, as you can tell, I speeded up the camera. Normally, I don't draw this fast. I'm actually a very slow worker, and but it's so boring to watch somebody draw like that. So I speeding it ups just so that you know what's going on. And I've decided on organic kind of designs for the cup, just like that, and similarly for the handle. And it's almost like that's like a reptile skin or a dragon skin. And then I do the top right here and I'm going to add rectangles because in the Cup I've had circular elements. Now I want to create a contrast. So next to it, I put a rectangular design so large rectangles with little rectangles and just follow the pattern and create that pattern. So now I'm slowing down just the way I normally draw, so you can see how I'm not very fast. If you make a few errors, don't worry about it. You can fix them later when you're working in photo shop, and I kind of like it when there's not perfection everywhere, it makes it just so that at least it looks like a human being made it. So do this part now and we'll see you in the next section 8. Drawing your snack - part 3 : Now for the final steps of drawing your snack, you're going to need even more designs. So look, thumb up before you get going and remember to add your favorites. We all have favorite designs. Let's watch the video. So here I have the design as we left it and we're going to add some more designs. I created, like a linear pattern at the bottom, and now I'm adding the type shapes. I've speeded up the video again. Normally, I don't work this fast. Like I said. So every other lying. I have this angular V type shape, but more like an arch, and I've gritted out rectangles where the napkin is so that it looks like a checkered tablecloth. I thought I'd be more interesting than something plane, so I'm just going to draw the design and then feel in where the design should be inside the squares. So I really liked the grid that's there. I think it will help offset the cup and the doughnut, so deciding is the hard part. So I'm checking my books and trying to decide what to do. So I've decided I'm going to add a swirl, maybe fill that square with a swirl and do every other one just like that. It's often really hard to decide what kind of designs to do, but it's not. Once you decide, go for it. What you can do is make copies of your original design. Ah, the cup, the doughnut, the napkin and try different kinds of patterns because I could do this shape of cup donut and napkin in a different design tomorrow, and it would look different again. That's the fun part. Or give your friends of the basic design and tell them, Fill it in for me and see what you get. Different people, different designs. It makes it really interesting. So here I've added the circles, and I'm adding a few more designs in the top section cause it looked too boring. So I'm repeating the rectangle and adding a circle. Now look at that. That looks really good, looks way better than before now. The arches. It's the same thing. I'm going to repeat and add a little leaf pattern because I did add a leaf pattern in the cup. Sometimes it's good to repeat. Part of the design makes it more harmonious. So here we go I'm just adding fee. How fast I am when I am on video. That's adding that and making it more interesting. Now you would need to be careful not to have too many designs. You need some areas for your eyes to rest. Um, at the end, I race all the pencil lines and to make sure that when I make copies off this project, I don't see the pencil lines mixed in there. So just erase the pencil lines. This is a very crumbly eraser. And here's the final design. So this is what I want you to do now is complete the design, fill it in, and then send it to me. I would love to see what you've done. So good luck with this part, and we'll see you in the next section.