Spring/Easter Directed Drawings: A Community Post

Many thanks to AAMP volunteer Janet Bartlett for this great post about creating fun drawings for Easter or other Spring celebrations. If you like to do directed drawings (using step-by-step instructions), Janet has some great sites for you to explore.

A white card depicting a watercolour rabbit and a flower sits in a brown basket with some pastel easter eggs.

I love to make cards for all occasions. I love to use rubber stamps, pattern paper and occasionally bits of ribbon to add a little some extra. Sometimes though I find myself with limited supplies so I have to really ramp up the creativity factor.  I like to use directed drawings to create cards as I am not always comfortable with just drawing something on my own.

Image description: A white card depicting a brown watercolour rabbit and a flower sits in a brown basket with some pastel easter eggs.

The wonderful thing about directed drawing is it gives you the baseline to work with and you can add your own creative touches to make something unique to you! 

My own personal style is a little bit more whimsical and doodley so I chose this directed drawing from Love to Draw Things when making my own card. 

Directed drawing can be very simple or extremely detailed so you just have to do a bit of digging to find something that works for you.

This sweet and simple bunny lends itself to many possibilities. I tried fine tip markers and watercolour for my card. It would also work well with coloured pencils or crayons! 

If you like this style there are a number of cute, whimsical tutorials to try over at Love to Draw Things.

Here are a few more of my favourite sites for directed drawing:

This sweet and simple card from Krokotak would be a great one for all ages and creative abilities –

How to make an easy Easter postcard

Kathy Barbro from Art Projects for Kids always has excellent , clear directed drawings for any occasion –

How to Draw a Bunny Face Easy

Easy Drawing Guides offers step by step instructions as well as short videos  for their directed drawing – Easy Drawing Guides

Art for Kids Hub is an extremely popular YouTube channel to find step by step drawing tutorials for kids and kids at heart. Look how fun that folded card is!

Embedded video is How to Draw an Easter Chick Stack – Folding Surprise from Art for Kids Hub and the still image shows cartoon drawings of yellow chicks, some markers, and a person’s hands resting on one folded card.

Whether you choose something from this list or if you draw something from your imagination, I hope you enjoy your creative time.

About Community Posts

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Author: Christine Hennebury