Celebrate National Drawing Day – Youtube video of todays Live Event

Thank you for join me for a virtual brunch-time sketching session from the National Gallery of Ireland. For those who  fancy making the drawing in their own time I have posted it on YouTube video above.

We are celebrating #NationalDrawingDay in association with #InternationalMuseumDay 

We will visit the National Gallery of Ireland via their virtual tour and draw the sculpture of the Crouching Venus from the collection.

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Happy sketching. Sheila

Link for virtual gallery tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=x2C…

Move over Venus there is a new muse in town. These next 2 beautiful drawings are by S Kaye Watson celebrating National Drawing Awesome work

 

 

Drawings by Brian Cheevers and Sienna from our national Drawing Day online sketching session

Beautifully divine drawing by Jill Divine 

from Saturdays sketching session

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2

Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/

 

Art Academy To Offer Online Art Classes

Online art classes are coming soon the Art Academy. As a result of COVID_19 many of us are working from home. Some with children at home too. If you have a potential Picasso in your home, Art Academy will soon offer online art classes both live and prerecorded leaving you free to work from home while your artists create from the comfort of your own space. I’ll leave some Children’s YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

If you fancy art classes yourself get in touch: sheilaflaherty2002@yahoo.com  I can create an offering for you too. I know I am grateful to have art in my life right now. It is a great way of managing the anxieties at this time. Less scary news watching  and practicing a small bit of self care creating a piece of art is hugely beneficial. I’ll leave some YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

Image below is a drawing of our handsome Local Enterprise Office trainer @noeldavidsoncom today. Thank you for your great online business training program today. Helping me put http://artacademy.ie art classes online
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Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Enterpreneur Academy from our online training Zoom Course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Centre including details on the online trading voucher otv
Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Entrepreneurs Academy from our online training Zoom course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Office

 

Sarah the Super Artist

Check out his drawing made by Sarah Labanyi age 7. Sarah and her sister Ruthie are 7 days in to the daily drawing challenge and have been making some incredible art from the YouTube videos.   I’ll feature more soon. You guys are doing wonderful work. I’m so proud of you.

I’m so excited to see the artwork coming in from all my wonderful artists. You are turning my feed into an art gallery. Keep them coming. Sheila

_____________________________________________________________________ How to Draw ABC Animals is an initiative by artist and art teacher Sheila Flaherty in response to the school closures and COVID19 prevention social distancing. It aims to help parents have relaxing, enjoyable art activities for their mini Michelangelos to complete at home.
These art videos while initially requested by parents are being enjoyed by people of all ages. I realise so many of you are staying in to help curb the spread COVID19. Stay well and stay safe. Create don’t contaminate.
Sheila will post daily drawing videos. These videos are completely free of charge, free to use and share.

 

Drawing Tutorials and My New Art Adventure on YouTube

I have started a YouTube channel SheilaFlahertyArtist to share drawing tips and tricks. I’d love to know what you think? How can I improve and what kind of art videos would you like to see? Let me know in the comments under the video.

The 2 most asked questions I get about art are: 1. How long does it take to make a drawing? Different for every piece of art. In the one above about 50 minutes.

2. What art materials I use?  I’ll share the art materials I used for the drawing in the video of the silver bow below- and I use these few art products quite alot. They are among my favourite art supplies.

 These are the art materials I used in this drawing:

Thick grey card: https://amzn.to/2VZ7d82

Black Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2TV1rSs

Brick White Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2vXanP3

Grey Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/2TWAEoy

Black Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/38FjGkf

White Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/3cOGcKw

Options for the Colouring Pencils (I personally love these pencils, the colour payoff is so rich and opaque):

Faber Castell F110012 Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 12: https://amzn.to/39DCVf6

Faber-Castell Polychromos Coloured Pencils Gift Box x 36 Colours: https://amzn.to/3aPoS6B

Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists Pastels Tin Of 60: https://amzn.to/2vYgoLx

Faber-Castell 120 Polychromos Artist Colour Pencils in Wenge-Stained Wooden Case: https://amzn.to/2W3ulSW .

I have also made a FREE drawing cheat sheet with 7 tips to take your drawing to the next level: https://mailchi.mp/bbf380acc5dd/hyper… . . .

I have used Amazon affiliate links for the product links. I receive a small percentage on sales but it doesn’t reflect the buying price for you.

Online Art Classes to Help Make COVID19 Lockdown Easier

Requested by the parents of my lovely art students, I am making some online art tutorials. Share with those parents/guardians who need some activities while staying home.
What would you think about a different video each day? I can arrange a competition for those who have completed all the drawings? Maybe a prize for the best artists? What do you think?  https://youtu.be/D76CZ1lR3ag
#Covid19Kindness
#COVID19
TAG #drawabcanimals on social media, I’d love to see your drawings

Happy International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day:
Happy International Women’s day to you. I made a little something for us arty ladies. This poem “Don’t be an Artist, be a Lady” is a selection of the many comments, DM’s and unsolicited advice I have received over the years on the back of being a woman who enjoys creating art.
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Of course I was inspired to make this video by the Cynthia Nixon rendition of “Be a Lady, They Said”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZPab… The video which illustrates the pressures of being a women. Female artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Rosa Bonheur, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Sofonisba Anguissola certainly benefited from ignoring the noise and living their lives on their own terms.
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“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
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As you can see I have finally started a Youtube channel  Sheila Flaherty Artist 
Check it out and let me know what you think. Subscribe for more drawing and art and leave a comment or get in touch if there is a particular drawing/art video or style of video you would like to see.
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