Before there were art supply stores, people made art. Before there were pencils, there were sharpened mineral rocks. Before there were brushes there were clumps of grass and twigs and fur. Today’s drawing is “No Art Store Tools.” You can use paper, but no pencils. Ink is fine, but no pens.
So what now? Lots! Scavenge, invent, modify, build. Use your hands, use your feet. Grab an old toothbrush, cut a stick from the garden, pluck a feather, bundle q-tips, take a deep breath and blow. Find something and make it work!
Here are some ideas for making marks without art store art supplies:
Bug Works by entomologist Steven R. Kutcher
Diane Victor’s Smoke Drawings
Paul Smith’s Typewriter Drawings
Cai Guo-Qiang’s Firework Drawings
Jihyun Park’s Incense Pointalism
Guilin Guangxi’s Blow Ink
Milk, Graphite Dust, and Q-Tip
Got another idea? Let us know!