13 Jan Drawing Challenge Day 5: Jumping Jack
Well, the final challenge in the 5 Day Drawing Challenge was to create a “Jumping Jack”. This was really more of a craft project, but still fun and rewarding.
I struggled a bit trying to think of a good idea. I thought about making one that looked like Da Vinci’s human form (you know the one that looks like a guy doing jumping jacks), but in the end decided to keep my artwork very simple on this one since there was a good bit of construction work to be done.
I used cardboard from a cereal box and created my own “carbon paper” by just covering the back of my original sketch with pencil lead. This allowed me to transfer the image to the cardboard without having to actually buy carbon paper.
I also couldn’t find a hole punch, so I used our 3-hole punch which was difficult and didn’t allow me to put the holes for the hinges in a good spot. So in the end, my jumping jack isn’t as nimble as the one the instructor made, but I didn’t want to spend too much money on this project. I did have to buy some brass clips but nothing else.
This project isn’t all that far off from the artwork I made for my “Change of Heart” music video, so it seemed like familiar territory. Still, it was fun.
I highly recommend taking this challenge on Lynda.com if you’re looking for a way to exercise your creative muscles. It’s called “5 Day Drawing Challenge: Diversify You Drawing”.