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Watercolor Sketching Everyday Adventures - Groceries and Bags

teacher avatar Jessica Wesolek, Artist/Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Your Grocery Bag


    • 3.

      Another Grocery Bag


    • 4.

      Grocery Bag Finish


    • 5.

      Looking a Wine Bottle Straight in the Eye


    • 6.

      Get Some Perspective


    • 7.

      Yes You Can


    • 8.

      Got Milk?


    • 9.

      A Box and a Jar


    • 10.

      Trays and Packages


    • 11.

      Food Coloring


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About This Class

We either love or hate going grocery shopping, but we generally love the results. Our grocery bags contain delicious foods, but also a lot of potential art lessons. In this class, we will unpack our grocery bags and put things away by drawing and painting them in watercolor.

This class will teach you to draw all the containers that groceries come in - including the bags we bring them home in. In the process, you learn to see the basic shapes that make up most things. You will also have fun giving your imagination an outing. 

The class is for all levels - appropriate for drawing beginners but also a creative exercise for people who know how to draw, but can't always think of what to draw.

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Jessica Wesolek



My name is Jessica Wesolek and I am an artist, teacher, sketchbooker, fine art photographer, and retired gallery owner living in the fabulous art town of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

My classes are about the art of sketchbooking, watercolor painting and drawing - in real life and digitally. They are for all levels because beginners will be able to do the projects with ease, and accomplished artists will learn new ideas and some very advanced tips and techniques with water media.

I teach complex ideas in a simple way that makes sense, and is easy to understand.

My career in the arts has been long, varied, and eventful. My educational credentials are from the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley and Parsons School of Design. When I got out of school, I promised myself... See full profile

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1. Introduction: - wearing the time of our stay at home locked down. One of the only places we could go if we went out at all was to the grocery store, so I thought that would make a lovely subject for our stay at home Travel Journal. 2. Your Grocery Bag: our first excursion this time is going to be to the grocery store. And it was one of the few places you could actually go out and go to during our stay at home adventures. Um, or maybe you had someone else go for you and bring the groceries in either direction. Either way, the groceries probably ended up in a shopping bags, and so the shopping bag is a really cool icon thing as well, and you can use it in a lot of sketches in a lot of race. But I spend so much time when I started page like this, just diddling around and you know, where is it going to go and how biggest that one. How big is this one? And by the time I get a big mess that I like too much time has gone by, and I couldn't have done that very well on video. And so I have my two grocery bags almost drawn, but what I'm going to do is put this into procreate on the iPad, get on a layer above it and show you exactly how I went about doing this. The cool thing about the iPad and procreate is that they're very, very close to a sketchbook page and a pencil. And I can also do things like this just like I always teach you. Turn the book. So you got the right angle. I can do it on here a swell. And so I'll be doing it, Um, during this demo and you just be following along on your regular paper in your book that you can turn and so I have Ah, I've picked out a kind of a drawing pencil out of the brushes and procreate and to do our Ruffin the way we do it, as if nothing was there. And so we went shopping to the grocery store. We brought with us our pat of butter and our roll of toilet paper and paper towels as drawing guides. And as we approach our whole grocery trip and what we brought home, we're going to use those to help us draw it. We need to draw. It's gonna be really fun. So go bag on the left, starts out by being a butter pat like last time. And so we put in a diagonal line anywhere at any angle. Of course, I'm tracing my bed cause I already figured out where I wanted mine. So we have that line right there. And that's how we start any box or, uh, or butter pat O r. Other thing that is shaped like this, which is awful lot of other things. So we are going to put our lying going that way and drop our true verticals from either end . I'm drawing sketchy so that I can find my right here, and I dropped one from this end. Also, the one on the left has to be longer. So so first, so good. The next lines, I'm going to add, uh, one back from here. Pretty much a chosen angle and one back from this corner Don't have to be a long is that one. But what it does have to do is be parallel to that one. Just like our true verticals dropping here were parallel to each other. This line of slanting it means it's Powell over here has to slant and has to do it at the same, um, angle. So now that we have this, we can do a parallel line to that line and have back overtop, and it's because it's parallel to this that's going to determine where it hits that line. So we're going across here, and now we have the whole top next thing. We're going to drop a true vertical line down from here at least that for, because you can feel this coming already. We don't have a line down here and it's coming parallel to this one. So I'm just eyeballing it here. There's it's hard to work on the iPad when it's flat. Now we have outside done one more side in our whole base of our bags done. So That, of course, is the line that's going to go here. That is parallel to this one. And why do we know they're parallel? Because if this bag is flat, we're looking at a just a rectangle in a rectangle has two parallel sides and two parallel sides. And so we know that that's the truth. And therefore, if we open that bag and we turn it all around, that truth doesn't change. And so we know that the top that brought him here gonna be parallel in these two sides and these two sides and the you know, the whole thing. Okay, We're going to get fancier, though, in a minute. So I'm gonna put my bottom in here, and that's parallel. And I'm going to grab my eraser. Gonna get rid of that. Then I showed you there. I don't know. That race is very powerful here. No work a little better. Okay, Just get rid of my excess. And I have what would have been a pat of butter if it if this line was up that high, but is now going to be a grocery bag. So what else do we know about grocery bags? We know that there's a fold here and that the bottom is still flat, but there's a fold that helps you to flat in the bag. And so that is going to be kind of Ah, triangle that we're gonna make from that corner to the middle, Matt corner to the middle. And then that fold line is going to come right up the center. And of course it is going. We're going to see a little more of that back side, so it doesn't have to be exactly in the center. This could be a little thicker, and I mean a little fatter in this A little thinner, but that's the fold. And because it's folding what's gonna happen up here? This isn't gonna be absolutely straight either. So we're gonna make that a little bit of a Oh, an echo of this. It's not as much, of course, but because this folds in further. But this site will not be just straight. It'll be more like that. And what does that mean? That means this site has to do that too. And from this angle, we'll see that that way. Okay, Now we know that if there is a fold line in this side of the bag, there's a full line on that side of the bag. I'm gonna get my racer again. I'm going to get rid of the confusing part here and here. We're doing pretty well so far on this shopping bag. Okay, I'm gonna put handles on my bag just to be obnoxious, and I'm gonna I'm gonna kind of ibo where I did when I was doing this. I can't whips depend. I kind of eyeballed where I wanted it, sort of there and there. And then, of course, the top of its gonna parallel that line and then these have a little bit of not signals. But what? And usually they're folded over so that you have Ah, some kind of strength of hold onto They never hold. But you think so for a while. So I got that handle on that side. And then right back here would be where the bag is folded as well. Starting to look really like a shopping bag isn't yet. What a miracle. Now we want to put the handle on the front here, and we wanted to put it in a realistic place. And so what is true is that the handle on the front will be the same distance from here. From they handle here will be the same distance from this edge is this one is from this edge. And the best way for us to try to figure that out. Another parallel line. Okay, from that 12 here and that 12 here. And so now we know that our hand on this side is the verticals. They're gonna be there, and they're gonna be here, and that the top is gonna be again parallel. So there's our handle there in here, and I forget what they look like. I think they're just tabs that are, um, glued on their with not very good glue in my experience. So now we have a shopping bag with handles on it, and you don't need handles. Maybe you like the ones without, but what we gotta have a gotta have happened here now is some cleanup. Uh, you're gonna Inc over and clean up in everything, too. But we just don't want I confusing things. Now. My eraser is too big. We don't want I confusing things and soured and just get rid of messiness. We are not going to see that line, because why? Because handles in front of it. So let's get rid of that. We're not going to see that back corner because of that, either. And we're not going to see this part of the bag. We clean that up, this is glued over this site, so we're not going to see that edge of the bag. And we don't need these parallel lines anymore because we figured it out. I have to go back in. Ah, fix the over, erase. Um, handle here. Okay. And that's not quite parallel. So fixed that. Fix that, and now get the razor again and get rid of us in here because we don't need it anymore. We know where handle is, and really, we're just don't a bang up job of making our rough sketch of our grocery bag. I really believe that practice makes perfect. And so the next video clip in the class is going to be drawing the other grocery bag in this set. And so it's going to be going over the same steps again of drawing a grocery bag, which we all know, are these steps for drawing blocks of any kind. Oh, there could be some because I'm babbling all through it. There could be some tips or insights, but if you think that that idea is boring, go ahead and skip the next clip and go to the one following that 3. Another Grocery Bag : So just for the sake of doing it again, just for the sake of going through the steps again so they seem easier and easier. We're going to do it over here on this one, too. In this time, I want them to kind of set as a pair on my table top. But you don't even see there yet. But I want them to set like that. And so I'm gonna make my originating line this top slant. I'm going to make that go the other direction. Now, proportion is a little important here because if you got two bags and they're both sitting on your table and they're not very far away from you, they're about the same amount away from you. Then you know they're going to be about the same size. I love my little ruler. Real life foran here too. So I really see how wide is that bag and it is 123 and three blocks. And so common are you? I'm gonna do it again now because I resized it. Okay, Now it's measuring four on the magnification. I have it. So I need four here and I got it. Look at that 1234 So they are a match course there. I did this before, right? So now we put our too true verticals. They're going to drop down straight down to who knows where and be parallel to each other. Like so. And then we'll put our bottom line in here, Turn it so I can always drawn the direction I'm happy drawing in. So now we got the front of the bag and these steps you can a songs, you know, where a next line goes. You don't have to do him in this very same order. You just have to build a structure knowing that you guys know something to do next. So does something we're going to do next is do our with flying hair because we know there is another one from the other corner and we know that it starts at this corner, and it's parallel to that, so we know where to put it. So those other clues you're always have to have before you make sure you make your next line is like what? Where does it go? Well, now we know. So from this back corner, well, we're gonna make the backs of that corner by making. Now we got this and we got this and we know where that's supposed to be is parallel. So we're gonna put it in there, and now we know where the corner is. So it's something like a crossword puzzle. You know, I don't know how you do them, but I always try to go in. And I put all the words that I might know. And so I have a place to start. Um, for the next thing, when I have a next thing to do on lies happy. So we're dropping Are vertical line from here with the brush instead of the eraser? Um, and its length is whatever, because we're gonna determine that by the placement of our bottom line. And we know what where that is, because we had to repair along to that one. So we're doing that. And then again, we know that there's a fold at the bottom of a grocery bag and then a vertical line. Were it folded? I'm being scribbling here because my point is to just show you where things go or not to be unique, because this will be cleaned up Okay, so we got this much. Now we're gonna do handles again. I'm looking at my my under layer here, and I don't like where I put the handle last time. So I'm just gonna choose that and choose that they could be, however long because then I'm going to choose where I want that handle, and that is parallel line to the top. And then we need the bottom of that to be parallel to it. Then we didn't do that very well. Parallel. As I said, Okay. And you can tell when you do this enough. You can tell when something's off, and that's the beauty of it. So when it's off, you just correct it. Listen to your inner guide, tell you that isn't parallel. And then you just make a parallel no insult intended by the inner guide, Okay. And then, just like on the other side, I need guidelines to tell me where the handle on the front goes. That line is parallel to that line so that we know it's strata grosses straight here and now we know that the outside edge of our hand on this side goes like that. And like that this parallel to this and another one there and the two sides of their parallel to the two sides. And then these guys end in a kind of a glue town. But we got to remember that, Oh, that the bottom of them would also be a parallel guideline. So that means that guy's got to come down further than I have it. So it's just it's a constant, like puzzle. You just searching out where things go and that should not be a sharp on that corner. But that's part of clean up. No, I don't need these guidelines anymore. Then I got to get rid of him and I don't need those. And I do need a line shows of the back of the of the bag in there. And now we have another grocery bag. Oops, I forgot. Got a fold in a little bit here, and that V should be right above this fold line, obviously. And this one comes in, not a lot, you know, just a little. And then I'll get the eraser and get rid of that straight line, cause that wouldn't look right now. And there we go, 4. Grocery Bag Finish: now. Did you ever notice the grocery bags have kind of a Serie it'd edge, Kind of like little weekly edge? There's a good reason for that. If it didn't if that was a sharp kind of paper, guess what? Everybody putting things in and out of this bag would be full of paper cuts all over their knuckles. Okay, so I am gonna put it those non cutting little Wrigley's along the edge. And it's just a bunch of little visa or little use, however you want to think of it, but it's a sure sign they're actually V shaped so that the tops air soft. But, um, however you want to do it, and this will be cleaned up on cleanup. But when you do that and you really get your grocery bag look, especially if you get rid of the line that's behind their you know that straight line will be gone when you do this. Okay, so we have our two bags from the grocery store on. I want you to clean your drawing up, you know, put strengthen your your clean, well placed lines and then kind of lightly erase anything else. Don't think this yet there's a good reason because the bigs aren't empty. When we get home from shopping or when insta card brings up, they have stuff in him, and it's really fun when you're when you're drawing grocery bags to be having stuff stick out of him. And so you know, one of those things always sticks out of my grocery bag is a wine bottle. It's part of the essential diet of me, and, uh, there we go. And when a wine bottle or a bunch of salary or asparagus or whatever sticks out of a grocery bag, what's gonna happen? You're not going to see the grocery bag behind it. So we're gonna be able to do things like this if it's still in pencil. If it's not still in pencil, we wouldn't and we'd be in big trouble. So what you're going to do is just clean these bags up really nice, and then get out your imagination and figure out what you got at the grocery store and will be unpacking some of that onto our table top. And we'll be learning to draw more things using butter pats and some toilet paper rule shapes. Maybe you bought toilet paper would be great if it was, like, available right 5. Looking a Wine Bottle Straight in the Eye: believe me when I tell you that I don't just throw these classes together. I really give a lot of thought to what is the most fun and the simplest way to explain things. And so here is what I came up with. I started to fool around down here just for myself in and I thought, Now this is really cute and it would get it will give you an idea of how my brain works. If anyone actually wants to know, it's pretty scary. The the idea of this lesson is that we're going to unpack or grocery bags, figuratively speaking. And we're going to learn how to draw all the kind of containers that groceries come in and we've already done grocery bags. So done. Deal. Check it off. But the rest of these were learning to draw. These will run you through some real serious lessons about finding the basic shapes and making them go together. And so I thought how to do it, you know, and I thought of a pantry and then stand them all. They're like we're looking right at him, and that gets easy but really boring. And so what? I thought we would do is we would use a pantry shelf up here and we would talk about what is this thing when you look right straight at it and then knowing its components, we'll come down here and, well, adjusted a little bit for how you would see it if it was sitting on a table. So I may just make a fool of myself here. I don't know, but I won't know until I try it. And we see we're not starting with the easiest thing we're going to start with. I think the hardest thing, um, and that is a bottle. And the reason that a bottle is a hard thing is because the rest of these items we can do our trick that we do where we make a line. And then we know where to put another line in relationship to it, because it's either going to be parallel or an ark that's parallel or just a parentheses. Sorry, it's gonna be a simple concoction or the hardest thing we've been doing. This those turn ellipses, those ovals that are a circle in perspective. And so Ah, bottle is different because about all have symmetry. Cemetery means that it is. I'm looking around for a bottle. Well, look at this. Here we have a bottle. Cemetery means that the two sides echo each other. This is a lot harder to draw for your low brain, my little brain, then to follow something. So if we had this line of the such of the bottle and we had our pencil on paper, it is easier for our brain to see that edge and follow along and make another language parallel to what we've been doing. That doing that doing them. What is not easy for our brain is to flip that line. And, ah, there are tricks to help and everything. But if you just sit down and you just try drawing the one side of a bottler vase or anything that has that symmetry and ah, you're on the other side, you're in trouble and you know you're in trouble, and then you try toe to correct for it. And you try Teoh, make this land like that line. And you can do that After years of practice, you can pretty well do that. And I've all it. But it does take practice because your brain doesn't want to think that way, doesn't want to reverse. So we help it by setting up a center line in the first place. And that has to be a true vertical, cause if you're gonna have symmetry and both sides are going to be the same, you're gonna base it off of something right in the center and that something has to be a straight line because otherwise you're gonna be want from the get go because you're working off this line as a guide. And if it wasn't straight than obviously, whichever way it was leaning, that side would be pretty screwed up. So we're gonna just We're gonna do a, um, a wine bottles a little easier than that curve on that period, but and we're gonna do one down here. So anyway, a bottle is going to start with a straight vertical line, and then you're gonna close your brain off totally to the second side, is gonna forget it's even there, and you're gonna be working with the left or right, Whichever one you want to start with, you're gonna be working with half of the object. So I'm going to come down here with what I know to be the shape of a wine bottle and bring it down to the shelf. I'm not seeing any rounded bottom or anything, because when we put this over here, we got a table with their groceries on. And if we're looking across the room, that's our pantry, and we're standing up pretty much looking straight on everything. And that's the concept here. I want us to see the thing as a flat object, and then we're gonna understand its structure. Better to do it as not flat object. So when you get to this point right here Uh huh. There are two ways to go on. One of them is to just go with your eyeballs. And what you're trying to do is watch that space right there and make the space the same over here. So watching that with that middle line, which is a straight line, you're watching a relationship between a curved line, a straight line lots easier than trying to create a relationship between a line this curve in that way and one that's curving this way you can practice and you're going to see what I mean. Your brain just starts aching and getting romantic and everything. So I'm watching this, and I'm looking at that space trying to make a judgment. Is this space about the same? No. I hope you went out and got one of these puppies. Um, I don't know. They're so inexpensive there to run the Amazon for, like, nothing. Um, I love it because of these little measuring squares. And so you can always grabbed us and you go in. There you go. Uh, that lying is too little boxes away from the middle. How'm I doing over here? I'm going fat. You see that? So I know by the checkpoint there that I need to be a 22 over here into a rear. So I'm doing well and had it down softly. Short wine bottle that maybe it's battle something else. It doesn't really matter. All bottles air interesting. And they're all different. Okay? And I need a little more of a neck on this. And at the top of a wine battle is kind of a seal on a cork, which is a rectangle. Nothing to the. And if it has a a label, straight line, parallel line. If you put lettering out it. That's piece cake, too. Your guidelines would be just straight lines parallel to each other. So if you were putting wine there, this is Oh, there's a foil thing initially with that ceiling of the cap, so that's not bad. That's what a wine bottle would look like if you were looking at it right straight from the side. 6. Get Some Perspective: Okay, so different when we I'm gonna show you this bottle straight from the side. You see? Straight line, straight lines. Okay. Now watch what happens if if we want. If we look right straight down at it, I don't know how to get this TV line. That's funny. Set it down. But this the lands is still over here anyway. Of a circle, top of the camp is a circle. So from the side, you just have straight line, straight line, straight line at the bottom, and your two sides that match. But if we are gonna look at it at an angle, what's gonna happen is that circles could become an oval. And it's a fatter oval. The more you're looking at it from the top down, and the more you're looking at it as an angle watch that change, see, gets narrower all the way till it's a straight line. Let's do it again. See the circle circle come all the way up and it's a circle. And as your eye angle changes, the circle changes becomes that ellipse oval thing that we fight with, and as you as you get further and further away, it disappears altogether. This is a extremely important thing to remember every parent period. Lemon did it. It was sitting right here. Did it. So we're going to come down here. I'm gonna make that change to the wine. Battled. It's down here and you can see that I was messing around drawing that, um, yesterday, actually and anything? Yeah, I'm just going to keep this going because it was a fun process. And I hope that when you're doing it, it gets to be a fun process to, But anyway, I know that my top is a little oval. I'm making a judgment call of how it would look when I'm looking down on this table. I'm now looking down at the table. I'm looking across the table, and so these air, there's no form. There are formulas here, But trust me, and I want to go there. You're gonna just make it look right, you know, But once you start, you're gonna maintain that same angle. So there is the foil on the top of my wine bottle that is protecting the cork. Now, I got a little curve here instead of that straight line. It's up here because why my top is curved because I am starting to look over the top of it , all right, and I I am not ringing it here. It was drawn yesterday. I weaned it, though, when I drew it, cause I've been doing this for more years than anybody wants to talk about. So I'm just making into my the bottom edge. I'm seeing that as around. Also, I don't know if I dare do this or family to make a lot of trouble, but guess what? Bottom by the bottom of the bottle is also circle. So as the bottle is gonna sit at an angle to see what happens right, the circle is an overall, so it's front line is curved, so our front line is curved. And then we got it easy. All we got to do is just follow. There's the level that the wine is in there. Here's the top of ah, I label, not a straight line. It's not really curve because I'm not looking way down on it. Just no curbed parallel, parallel to that parallel to that in this should end up being parallel to that. If everything worked out right here in business So what was funny to me? I was I was working on this last night. It was just about my little personal happy our time. And so I thought I had heard that I had heard that bringing your groceries in using alcohol was a good idea during this fire is crises thing. And so I thought I would use the alcohol by having a glass of it. And I thought, Well, I'm about to show you out of how to draw a glass while we're at it. So we're starting with that same top only it's bigger because it's ah, top of a wine glass. OK, now we're going all the way back to our capital you and here she is. She helped us up with a lot of other things. She can take a lot of shapes, and then we got a little stem here. See how easy this is, right? Because we're just in the center is now like doing the bottle. And the reason is that we we had this in our head. We knew how to do a U. And so read We gained some mileage there because in the middle and the bottom is just you. Purple stem. That's too fat. And there we go. And then there is a base which is smaller than this, but it pretty much echoes the same shape. And again, do you just loosely letting that pencil and your wrist find that round it out if you need to. And I'm gonna put wine in in that shape, we would just But exactly if it was full just but exactly be the same as that, obviously, if the blind was down here and be smaller, So now you have a wine glass. But now I have a reality problem because I still have the cork on here. And so I'm gonna take the cork off, and I have to take the court protection off, too. And I'm flake now when I have a peer is the edge of the bottle, which still looks kind of the same. But we don't have any foil anymore. And now we're gonna have a cork down here. So the cork is kind of like a like a can, and we'll look at cans more in a minute, but we're gonna We see this into the cork, and it's a little circle cause quirks are circular on the end, and sometimes they get narrower and sometimes they're pretty close to being the same with all the way down. I have mine coming in just a little bit. And then I need the back edge. Two parallel. This, see, is that we're doing the same thing over and over again. We're drying things, and we just never realized that we were. It makes everything a lot easier. And so this is Once I unpacked my wine. Maybe I got two bottles and the other one is still there is me. Dad's facing him and I didn't erase it on so I can tell to move it that for there, that's better. But you know what? His top and bottom are not on a straight line, so my guidelines for that word would be doing something like this. And now I'm ready with my alcohol to unpack somewhere. Groceries 7. Yes You Can: cans. Cans are totally easy. We put a can on our see it straight from the side shelf. We're just seeing a rectangle, and this is a can of what? Maybe tomatoes. And if there's a label on it, it's just straight lines. And if it's a tomato than I had to make a tomato on there and paint it later or whatever, it just liberated tomato. It looks more like Mandarin orange parts, whatever, whatever. Okay, And then I can if we look at the end of it, you know the answer to this. I'm just gonna say, Here's a can I was laying down on that shelf, and usually the metal has a little, you know, indentation in it. Sometimes these days is kind of cool. They're giving you these little tabs like they always had on beer. Kansas stuff toe open your can of tomatoes easier. That is more easily than using an opener. So this is what a kid what can actually looks like when you're looking directly at it from the side. It's a rectangle. Top and bottom are circles, and they are sitting parallel to each other. Those two circles, because it can isn't slanting up in one edge, so we know those facts. Okay, So when we come down, let's go over here and draw a couple of cans when we come down to Ah, a different eye level. We're going to see that circle at the time as an oval. We're still going to see straight lines at the sides. Nothing has changed that. We're going to see the bottom as a parallel line to that top curve. No. You see why I didn't think in my shopping bag? Because I knew I might have some cans, almost doors. You're gonna have some cans, all right? And I'm gonna put another can in front of this can. And you know, when you just kind of thing, I just want draw over. The top of it is if the other thing wasn't there, because that gives you your same parameters. You know, some people try to draw, they would draw this front can and then the missing pieces. And you really got to know what you're doing when you do that, because otherwise you get lost. So I don't. You can They will. Larger Ron and a smaller one. I'm gonna decide a little later. What is in those? Mostly I analyzed by diced tomatoes and Andrew and oranges and ripe olives in cans. So that's probably what's in there. No, let's do a carton. Let's just say we got a second ice cream. Let's do a carton because it's only slightly different than it can, but it is different because it has a top on it like that. So I'm gonna put the ice cream right here. And the lines that come down from my top oval this time are short and a parallel line that curves to match that all cartons of ice cream generally slant a little bit, and I don't know if that's so. They can give you less ice cream or what? That's what I think, that I get to the bottom of it, okay? And it's landed a little bit in instead of going up and down like a can. But the bottom treatment, same thing, and you are seeing here the back inside of that cover on a curtain. And so you put that in parallel to this back edge. Now you might wanna have a label on here or if there's no label, just the word. So this time I'm gonna put most of ice cream. It's not gonna fit, but it's okay. Because maybe the currents turned that ray beautify foot. Enough of the word people are gonna know that that's ice cream, right? And then you're not going to see the bag through there, So we're glad that we didn't think. 8. Got Milk?: and now we're going to try a different kind of carton, and it would never go in the pantry. But I'm gonna put it in the pantry right now in order to just look at the shape of it. Um, either dead on but from the side and from the front. So it's a milk carton, and we've all seen knows. And it is a rectangle, even though my line too good there. So that part of it from the front or the side would look the same. It would be a rectangle, but a carton from the side. And we'll do the side first so that we can understand the structure, the car, the curtain has a triangle on the top, and then it comes together at a little bend there. And sometimes you just see a little inner action on that. Not always, and it isn't really much, but this makes the curtain look like it looks from the side. I don't even like those in there. Although it's reality. I think I'm going to skip pretend you can't see anything of that inside crease. Okay, Now, from the front, I'm gonna just turn this carton and we have that rectangle again, just like we had last time. And from the front, it looks because it is leaning back. This this front of this triangle, This guy right here does not look like a rectangle sitting on time for their and the reason it doesn't. Because when you take a rectangle, do I have a rectangle here this easily seen? No, probably not. If I see one off, Oh, grab it and show you. But if you take a rectangle of any kind, you looking straight at it, it looks like everything's parallel. If you tip it back, it starts to become on over the colored Trappist oId. If I'm wrong on that, it's all right, because I don't care. Anyway, even though this isn't a railroad track going way back to Vanishing Point miles from here, that's okay. You're still going to see more of that kind of a shape if a plane, a flat surface rectangle, leans away from you, so it looks like that when it's leaning away, it's good for tents and several other things. But right now we're using this for a milk carton up here. So instead of our lines going straight up for that section. They're going to go in a little bit. And then that fooled over tab business is a rectangle that you're still seeing straight on . And and so because it isn't slanting. And so that's kind of what and milk carton looks like from the front. Now, what if we're gonna look at one from an angle? I'm debating whether I should put milk near this wine. No, it's not so healthy. Right? Maybe I'll give it social distancing here. We're going to draw box like we always do, OK? And we're starting with that slanted line that we start with, and we're going to drop our to verticals like we always do. And we don't care how long they are right now, and we're going to put our other chosen angle line there. And now we know where to go, right? Cause we're gonna have a parallel line to that. And how? Tell him I want this. We're gonna have a parallel line to that. We're going to have a parallel line to that, and I'm gonna drop a vertical line from here. You'll get so sick of this that you'll just be able to drop boxes all the time. I thought ever thinking. All right, so we've got most of this guy. Now we got the whole bottom of the current. But what are we gonna do with this top? Well, we know that it angles a little bit, and so we're going to start with that little angle, and it's probably angle ends over the center spot of the current. So find that center of that line in the center in that line pretty much. And bringer slanted line up. So that is ending right above that sooner. Okay, so then this line that parallels this one is also gonna end over this guideline. Right here it is the center of the carton. I hope you could see that when I android. It's right here. Okay, so now we need to put the top on this panel in the top on the panel. If if we bent it up like we had here, that top is parallel to that line. And so that's going to be true when the top is bent back that way too. The little flap has still vertical sides, and then the top of it is parallel to the top of that panel. We got close. We already right. All we have to do now is go from that right there to our back corner. And we have a no current. So we have to do is get rid of what we don't need. I love these little tiny erasers. They're made by Tom Bow. Their call Tom Bo mono. And I need really tiny here to get rid of what I have to get rid of. I am I am not gonna see any of this structure anymore because that front flab is going to hide it. I'm not going to see that back there. Don't want my center line dot either. And my overkill on my defining lights. And isn't that wonderful? Now, if you're going, Teoh put the name on it. You were guidelines for your lettering. Have two parallel at top in that bomb. They have to keep that same slant, which I do not have their, by the way. Okay. And if you're gonna put milk, then that's the devil's letters air. Gonna follow that? The whole thing there on that Great, you know, know how to draw built curtain. And also what if it was only let's just say for fun. It was only that Tom didn't say milk. Or would it be have in half right creamer Or I don't like this here. I would not have my think peril lock and you tell it's wrong. I can't and you will be able to to you'll just your I will just start telling you your inner guide will say, Hey, it's not right. Get over there. Move that milk carton. No car, not a pantry Shelf milk turn sitting on the table Matic break. 9. A Box and a Jar: Let's do something really easy. Next. We've drawn a bunch of boxes already, but a lot of groceries come in boxes, Cereal boxes, which would be basically shaped like front of your grocery bag without this back panel that be about the box of cereal kind of thing. Smaller, Unless you buy jumbo size. We haven't really done alone Flat box owes. So we're gonna do that here. So it's laying here. However, I set it down, which is whatever. And this time I'm starting with my slanted line. And I'm not going to take my verticals down very far because this is gonna be a box of pastor Spaghetti Could be anything that's long like that bit of So I'm gonna take that other arbitrary, slanted line that I've got. I'm gonna take it back pretty far this time, and I'm gonna make another one parallel to it and another one parallel to it. We're all just going back there, hanging out till really find them can the end of it. And usually there's a flap on end of the box like this it so you can open it. And how long is my pasta? I might not be long enough quite yet. Okay? And this, this is all the same thing. So awful. It's awful. List attempted apparel online. This is better. And it's really key in this box drawing thing or bag drawing thing that you're verticals, air vertical. If they're not, the whole thing is going to look kind of weird and not hold together. So these guys have to stand right straight up, parallel to the edge of the page. If they're off that wear this way, try it. It looks weird and you'll know it, and you'll have to correct it of hasta box. Might have a window in it. It shows the pastor it's fun to tell yourself stories, lawyer doing this kind of thing. Now you can see looking at this right now that if you made this box bigger around A things like this right here, could be a box of Kleenex, Couldn't your tissue. But anyway, this isn't This is spaghetti with ink. Wisma Link lines will do better indicating that. So now we have a box of spaghetti and the curtain of ice cream, and we probably have some cans of something to make sauce on off, and we're gonna try a jar next because jar is kind of a cross between a can and a bottle, it's not hard, but it does have that little issue that we talked about. And that's the issue of, um, symmetry. And so again, it's probably a good idea to start with a vertical line to get all used to this and a jars not as oddly shaped as a bottle like that. It's basically a can that has a rounded shoulder. And this this shoulder can be more, you know, sharp or around. And then it goes across the top like a can would, and it comes down again. You're using your line to make those distances. The same comes down again on the other side. This is if we're looking at right straight on on the pantry shelf so that line would be straight. And usually there's this little rim and then a couple of straight up and down lines and then a little top. It depends on what kind of top U know how thick it is anyway, and then if we get rid of this guy here, we have a jar, and I don't know what's in there but could be Allah is it Could be, Um no, this goes. It's got that kind of flip lead so it could be pickles. It could be all of that kind of stuff. Ah, a jar of peanut butter. And I'm just gonna quickly just throw this in here without a lot of to do, because he has a different kind of a top. When there is a screw top on a jar, it's just a rectangle. No little fooling around of edges. So there is like a jar of Jiffy or Skippy or all the other where those names come from kids , right, Because kids love peanut butter. So now ajar also has a little roundness at its bottom. So we're gonna come back over here and do that to our olives or pickles or whatever is in there to. And so it's sort of like a can is sort of like a bottle, but it's not either one. It's a jar. So if we bring the jar down to say we brought a jar of something home, we're treating it like a Candlemas. Sue, this is a jar of peanut butter, and I'm you know, I'm sending at about the same. This one's a little closer to me, so it might be a little bit bigger. But this, especially in sketchbook, are This is not a thing to be concerned with, and I'm making the the top first. And you can think of that again as a It would be a roll of toilet paper for this. A little short, you know, like a roll of tape, like a slice of something round. And I'm gonna I'm just going to come out a little bit here, come out a little bit here. Maybe this is not Tell us if it's not. It's a big jar of peanut butter if it's painted better, but it is closer, so I'm not gonna make it. Is biggest with European. It better. I'm gonna make a jar. Something else. And I think it does look kind of like a jar. No. Tell our marshmallow cream or something. Now your label line, it's gonna parallel around top Carol this round bottom. Maybe it's not. No telling. Maybe it's pickles. Uh, you make this up issue. Go knows love were fun in reality. Um, you know, I think pickles. And so I'm not making guidelines here. I'm just rough in this end, but then I'll go back in our put guidelines to, you know, clean everything up. Just became pickles. 10. Trays and Packages: Okay, What else do groceries come in? Ah, we're going to do a tray. But putting it on the shelf up here doesn't make any sense because Tracy come with meat in them, and you don't usually put it in the pantry. And if you do by accident, it's not pretty. All right. So a tree is also like a box, this one sticking off the engine into the table. So I'm really using our seem formulas. Just said, I'm so used to it and I just do it so there is kind of the top, but then it's not a box like that tree generally has, like a lib on it for a little line turning around corner parallel line, and then it has a little depths. It usually has meat in it, and and so the front two sides slammed into each other at about the same angle, and there's our front. And then this is usually round here and it goes back and it goes up here on a around thing . So if yours are a little tray and here's the edge, I don't like right with that, this drawing life can get okay. And so in in the back here is gonna be a kind of a corner Teoh. And then there's something in there and it's meat. And I don't I don't really like to draw me it, so I don't buy a lot of meat. I'm trying to be a vegetarian. It hasn't completely worked out yet, But it's coming. And but I still buy What is this gonna be? It could be cutlets of chicken. Uh, everything about has to kind of be pink, which isn't a pretty thing. But, um okay, I'm good. I buy turkey breast and its ground, and it's basically a block of ground turkey and hair. Another box, right? Just like all the other ones. And this has agreed guidelines, cause after it goes through the meat grinder, you it leaves these lines, and usually this is wrapped in some kind of plastic, and usually it has a little It might have a label in it. Um, you might have a label on it. So this is hamburger. Something's gonna have a little square label is going to tell you that of sometimes they also have, like, a band around it. And what would happen there? A line that's period all to the front. Ah, line. It's parallel to that. And then it would go right over. So you got your little vertical, sir, on it Might have the log wanted or whatever, but you're not going to see the meat through there. I think the turkey breast I get is like that. We're gonna have to check. So there you have a basic carton. And as we draw these things, I know that you're thinking of that. Looks like a like a Whatever. If I just changed this or that, that's the whole idea here. So whatever I got. So we did finals. We did lots of boxes. We did cans. We did cartons, tweeted bags, packages. Packages are sort of like bags. And I'm talking about the kind of of package the ships come in or something. And the key to that is that they have a If you saw him sitting up here, they're kind of like, uh, they're usually blown out with some air, so they're like, uh, like a rectangle. But not because they got puffed out. And then they almost always have a seal thing of here and then a label of whatever they are . Okay, No, if we're gonna have a laying on the counter and have a little bit of a different thing going on, So I'm gonna take this Excuse me. Take this bag of chips and I'm gonna land down here, so we're going to see that front. But we're also going to see some of the edge, but we're going to start with The top, were sealed and it's laying down. So it basically looks like the top of a box. We might make that rectangle, and then we said they're all poofy it out. And so, poof, eat out from this angle is going around it like like that. And of course, the other side is also a rounded. And then the bottom of the bag in general turns into another One of these is rectangle, little seal tab deals. And then this could be even microwave popcorn. But you can go like something like that. Now you're different. You're different snacks. They're gonna come in different kind of bags. Cookies of this is a bag of cookies. I just decided. Now you're lettering. Going across here would be pretty, pretty straightforward. We'd be parallel to that. And so these air cookies Now, obviously you can paint and decorate and color and everything all your groceries as you unpack, though, and I'm checking our list right here. And we just did packages. We've already done trays, and we did jars. So you have all your tools to finish this spread. Um, bring your imagination because that's where the real fun was like when I thought this through right here. And when you decide what's in every package, because this doesn't have to be one bit true. Could all be fantasy food. But I This will be fun here because you thought I was gonna ask you, um, for do it a shopping list. Well, it's sort of like that, but not really, because I want to list. Good for you. That's that list that we could do. Basic food groups are good for you on this list. Not good for you over here. And you do that anyway that you want to, but what you're gonna end up with, especially if you keep going or is this just really wonderful spread? You can put as much pantry. You can put things away in the pantry as much as you want to, cause it's really fun. I once did a piece, a print, that was the whole thing was pantry shelves, and I put all kinds of stuff and there was all jars and I had jars of every kind of thing you could think of. So this will be a shelf. This will be things that you see straight on. Like I said, you could make another shelf below and more stuff to the pantry into this, however you want to do it, you know, maybe the dog and can't have their own shelf in your pantry. They certainly dio in mind for treats and such. You know eso But you can have a second pantry shelf, and so go in your own pantry in your own kitchen and look at the food you actually have for inspiration. Look, you know, go insta cart shopping, which is so great for drawing because, um, you're shopping the store, all the products, you look up, you know pretzels and you'll see a picture of a bag of pretzels. And it's a great resource 11. Food Coloring: I wanted to check in a little bit on color, and I'm not gonna wait till I finish this in order to post your class because it'll be a while and she comptel again. I made a decision on what kind of paint to use based on what I had to work with. And I just felt like a regular brush and all kinds of washes with a lot of trouble. And so once again, I worked with markers that I have, and I worked with what we talked about palette ing them, um, and how we used them before. And one of the students had an awesome idea. She found cutting boards at, um, like dollar stores are other. I found some before at HomeGoods, and it turns out they have, ah, great surface for this pallet ing thing. So there you go. I did want to give you one big clue that I love. And that IHS, that raw sienna is a fabulous color for grocery bags or brown paper, anything. And so, while I'm going to use marker and pal, it'd watercolor pencil and everything under the sun in little tiny bits on my packaging. Um, I'm gonna not do that on the big bag because it's hard to do without getting streaks and because I want to do our heavy use and lift technique. And this is a raw sienna by, um, it's Monte Ah, Miata or something by Daniel Smith. It's odd for me. I am not usually using Daniel Smith too much because it drives up and falls out of the pans . And so anywhere just wanted to just demonstrate one little panel here and see how that goes on. So raw Sienna is so nice. I think it might be, even though it's brown. Might be one of my absolute favorite colors to paint with. It just goes on rich and it lifts off wonderfully so that you can get those looks that we like to get the instant shading. Look, now I've got too much water on that brush from just telling you. Don't do as I dio do as I say. Uh, okay, and I'm gonna I'm gonna blend it too much water. But I'm just gonna softly get some of that water out of there so that it can dry into a nice three dimensional looking thing. It's there, which That's kind of pretty. Just for a little easier demo. Now, I don't have enough enough water, okay? For a little easier, Nemo, I'm just gonna dio my handle hair. At least those two parts I don't do I do section by section when I use this lifting technique because you don't want to run back into the other one so really clean the brush off here and groups water drop on the brush. Never let that go, because that will actually let go. Um, right when you don't want it to, right, When you're doing something really delicate, that big girl drop will run down the side of your brush and then I'll beat up so you get the idea. So what's gonna happen with the stronger color in the raw Sienna is these two grocery bags are going really ground. This spread is gonna be something nice and heavy, a czar focal point and all these later wash colors, little touches to this and that, like all orbit around that. So this has been really fun so far, and I intend to finish mine, of course. And I was in the house taking pictures of my vanilla almond Creamer and I thought, Okay, you're getting really carried away with this. It doesn't need to be that hard, right? But it isn't that it's hard. It said It's fun and you get really involved in it. I even went to insta cart and look death what milk cartons looked like and I haven't decided, you know, milk carton color. What's a milk carton color? Well, it varies and have designs, and I couldn't think of any of them. And so I went to Instacart and I'll go back again t to do some reference. But you can go from here. And the other pointer that I wanted to give you is that when you are doing a 1,000,000 little drawings like this and you're doing him in pencil into getting him all shaped correctly in the right proportions and all this stuff, we did it work so hard on. Oftentimes, when you move to your fine liner pen, there's gonna be wobbles. And with this kind of pen is opposed to a found 10 there won't be blobs. Hopefully, I've never had a blob from a pit 10 but nothing's impossible. It's we're all learning lately. Anything can happen right. Um, but relax into it. It is the hand drawn incline in the little little screw ups here and there that give a sketch. Ah, hand drawn. Look, you don't want everything perfect. If you did, you'd get an illustrator on the computer or procreate or something, and you draw it in there because in all the lines would be perfect and the shapes would be perfect. And, um, only if use the drawing tools you can draw is handmade as you want and procreate, And it will accommodate whatever you want to dio. But you get the idea. This should be about you and about your life and your little sketches. And I find a little screwy sketches to just be the most charming thing. So this has been our grocery adventure at home, and it's going to be an adventure. Where can take now we can actually the house, or it's one that we take often, and you're never gonna look at it the same way. Trust me after doing this, but I'm really excited to see what you dio Um, are you going to have another shelf to your pantry or you're gonna put dog treats and cat treats in there are How far are you gonna go? My plan is to continue to like it all many packages done to finish my grocery bag. And then I think I will ground things by using like I'm gonna My countertop is mostly white , so I'm not going to try and go in and paint back around around. This would be crazy to do that anyway, but if you remember from our other lesson, we would vignette would do little shadows around the bottoms of the packages and they didn't have to be, like correct shadows, but little vignettes to say. That thing isn't floating in the air. It is sitting on a counter. And that is what I'm intending to dio I can always change my mind. Right? But so I think I'll hold this all together, and I think I don't know what I'm gonna do here. It depends on if I want another pantry shelf. Um, I'll do vignette ing at the back edge of the countertop here just to set it in space. You can not do all kinds of things. This is a shelf in the pantry. You could even hang things from. And I mean, sky's the limit. Imagination's the limit. But I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with this project. And so I hope that you will post your finish spreads for us all to Sharon. Look at because it's so fun until our next excursion. Um, I'm gonna go and see if I can finish this by that.