5 ways to make this lockdown eventful and safe

Long gone are the days when outdoor hobbies were a thing, thanks to the Pandemic! With easy access to the internet, one can master an array of creative crafts, some of which have been around for generations.

Ever wondered which activity to take up while the entire country has gone into lockdown? We’ve included some age-old favorites here, if you choose to step out of your comfort zone, to help you find your inner creative seld.  Give any of these a try!

  1. Marker Art:

Art Markers are commonly used by illustrators, designers, and artists to produce an output which is vastly different from the one created through the use of colored pencils.

Why try it:

  • Very simple to use and required very little prep time.
  • If you like hand-lettering, calligraphy, and technical illustrations and want freedom from your usual pen, then this is a must-try

How to get started:

  • Grab a set of 20 colors ideally to get started off

Ps. Start by watching this basic video on how you can propel your Art Marker journey into existence : Marker Art For Beginners

2. Acrylic Art:

Acrylic Art can be used on not only surfaces like canvas but also - wood, metal, fabrics, ceramics, etc.

Why try it:

Ever thought about personifying your thoughts on a canvas, be it leaves from your neighbor’s balcony or the flowers meant for worship, abstract hearts, and starry nights? Well then you should definitely give this a try.

How to get started:

  • Acrylic Paints.
  • Paintbrushes.
  • A Painting Surface - canvas, wood, paper.
  • An Artist Palette.
  • Rags/Paper Towels.
  • Cup or Jar of Water.
  • Soap for clean-up.
  • Varnish.

Ps. You can get started today by watching this video : Acrylic Painting

3. Spray Paint:

Spraying paint is deceivingly simple to do, but very difficult to perfect. 

Why try it:

There isn’t a quicker, more convenient way to paint small - medium sized parts and projects than with spray paint. The challenge though, is how do you apply a smooth, even coat of paint without runs, drips, and errors.

How to get started:

Grab 3-4 spray paints, with a paint board, a plastic bag, and a lid as mentioned in this video here: Spray Paint

4. Oil Pastels:

Oil pastels are an alternative method of painting or drawing. Easy and messy-free to take up whenever you want to.

Why try it:

If you don't want to start with the above options, you can consider Oil Pastels as all you need is a set of crayons, sketchbooks and erasers.

How to get started:

All you need to pick is a set of 25 colors and an acid-free sketchbook. Do check out this video to start with your pastel journey.


5. Poster Colour Drawing:

Poster paint is an inexpensive version of tempera paint. It is water-based, dries to a chalky rather than a glossy finish, and is impermanent.

Why try it:

The most common form of paint used in School when you were a kid, you can as well get your hidden painter kid outside

How to get started:

Material Used - Camel Poster Colour 

Flat Brush & Round Brush 

Ivory sheet 

Poster Color Painting For Beginners

It is never too late to start with something you loved in the past and going back to your school days. Do give us a call if you would want to start off with any of the activities mentioned above,  which will fire up your creative side at home.

By Ritesh Kotian