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Mid-Week Draw Online: Week 17

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The Draw takes on a special theme this week.

To coincide with the launch of our new online Ocean Blues microsite this Friday, and to celebrate National Marine Week (25 July – 9 August), the Brighton Dolphin Project are launching a drawing competition where you can win fantastic prizes. Look out for that on Friday too, in the meantime, here’s a few marine inspired objects from the collection to start practising with. 

Good luck!



Join In

If you are tempted to have a go, please share your drawings with us? We would love to see them. Email them to Beth at 

Tweet @BrightonMuseums or if you are uploading them to Facebook with pride, share the url in the comments section below.

Come back next Wednesday to see what new objects Beth has chosen.

This week’s additional ideas:

  • Draw a static object with quick and dynamic movements, working with gestures and movements of the hand. Build up the picture with minimal marks, capturing the visual essence of your subject.
  • Find an image of someone with an interesting face.Turn it upside-down and start copying it. Concentrate on shapes, lines, angles and patches of light / dark. Don’t think about the facial features. When finished, turn your drawing the right way up – you might be surprised at how accurate your version is!

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The Mid-Week Draw

Beth Burr, Museum Support Officer