Today’s Studio challenge is inspired by a subject very near and dear to my heart. Hair! I really love hair! There are so many shapes, lines, textures and colors to explore. It has been a major part of my artwork over the last 16 years. Here are a few examples of how I have a lot of fun finding different ways to paint/create hair.
Left: April Sunami, Precious, 2016 & Modern Nefertiti, 2007
Can you create different hairstyles using lines?
You can use whatever materials you have available, but you mainly need something to draw with (pencil/pen/marker) and paper.
Try experimenting with different lines to represent hair. Add as little or much detail to the face as you would like.
For a fun twist you can collage faces from magazines or newspapers!
Find a CMA Studio Challenge that speaks to you and share your creations on social media by tagging #myCMAstudio.
#myCMAstudio is a digital version of our drop- in program, Open Studio. Which is currently unavailable to the public due to Covid-19, and part of CMA’s JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends and family.
April Sunami is a professional visual artist primarily focusing on mixed-media painting and installation. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Art History from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Ohio State University. Sunami is also an award-winning installation artist through the 2012 Columbus Art Pop-Up Project sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums including the Columbus Museum of Art, National African America Museum and Cultural Center and the Southern Ohio Museum. Sunami is married to writer and philosopher Christopher Sunami. They both live in Columbus, OH and co-parent two bright and imaginative kids.