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Learn how to make an aboriginal style drawing, using colored construction paper and white pencils.
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So now we’ve got a border design and the next thing I’m going to do is I’ve got here some pictures of different animals that are actually indigenous to Australia.
You’ve got kangaroos, kookaburras, sea turtles, the barramundi, snakes, crocodiles, frogs, lizards, birds, there’s emus, there’s koala bears, all those marsupials that live in Australia, so you’ve got a few to pick from, so I think what I’m going to do is here’s a drawing of a barramundi, and I’m just going to go ahead and very lightly sketch with my white colored pencil, okay, so I can erase. Now, I’ll darken it a little bit so you can see it so I wanted to make sure I didn’t make too many major mistakes before I’ve sketch on here darker.
Okay, now if actually don’t put an eye on here. Then it won’t really be able to tell which way the picture is supposed to go so will be keeping in a kind of line with the whole idea of no fix perspective on this x-ray style of pictures. Now I have to decide, let’s put a shape here that’s going to kind of to represent the fish’s brain, okay. And then we’re going to do a spinal cord, so here we’re trying to show that the spinal cord and we’ve got one internal organ, there we go.
Okay, let’s work on the border here around the fish. I may now go ahead and actually do a double outline here I’m just going to put a little lines like this all the way around. The artist that do these, when they really get going, they start doing a lot of very thin lines that are placed closely together. Repetition is a really important aspect of their drawings and it’s called rrark, and it’s spelled R-R-A-R-K, and that just means lots of repeating lines placed very closely to each other. It’s kind of like they are hatching or cross-hatching.
So after you get your border design done. You’re going to want to do some areas used your rrark in areas of your x-ray drawing. Okay, I’m just going to put a little circular texture inside of his spinal cord, and then I’m going to add maybe an organ or something with some cross hatching or just hatching in it. The cross hatching is when you go the opposite direction, so we’re just going to hatch in one direction or rrark starting to look like honeycomb.
Now, how about we do—we’re going to do like a heart shape here—actually I’ll just let it go behind there, and I’m just going to do some really thin lines here. There we go. I think I’m going to leave it and then out here I’m going to use all some kind of an icon from another group’s paintings, let’ see I’ve got a running water between two water holes, how about that, we’ll just repeat this with our concentric circles. Okay, I will do one over here and you notice I just keep turning the page just like they would, and there we have an x-ray style drawing barramundi and over here we have one that’s double the size of a frog with the Australian iconography—these are symbols that represent different to the people. You’ll find the translations on the DVD, you can print those out or you can go to my website and see the different icons that are used in that paintings and drawings. Got the border we’ve got the animal shown in x-ray kind of way and the repetition of lines and shapes in the form of rrark.
So happy drawing and have fun with the x-ray style of drawing.