Hello all! Sketchbook Sunday is back (a day late). I missed last week because life but this week is all flowers and watercolor. I taught a beginner watercolor class last week and was reminded how much I love painting with watercolor. The red/yellow wreath was painted using Qor watercolors and the green/gold was painted using a Prang semi-moist pan and Fintec gold watercolors.
Tip: When painting wreaths, get something round (like a glass or a bowl) and draw the circle first. Then add your leaves. It’s easy to lose the shape if you just start drawing leaves.
46 Days! At the beginning of the week, I wrote down a few Halloween-y things and then drew from that prompt list throughout the week. In case you were wondering, the green on the left page is bleed through from the previous page.
Tip: Sometimes it's easier to start sketching when you have a prompt list like I did on this page. Think of a theme, or just write down random words/objects and start drawing from there!
It's spooky season! So here's a couple pages of vampires for ya.
Tip: When you're drawing hands, always draw the fingers longer than you think they should be. Hands are super tricky to draw, and the most common mistake is making them too small or making the fingers too short.
I know it's Monday, but it was a holiday weekend so it's technically Sunday, right? Anyway, this week, I wanted to practice with pretty and natural poses but I really didn't want to draw eyes because it takes me forever to get them accurate and I just wanted to practice body types anyway so I just couldn't be bothered. SO I drew all these girls facing away and focused primarily on getting a natural, flowy pose. Also stars because why not?
Tip: When drawing bodies, don't be afraid to make lots of lines for your initial sketch, but make them super light until you have a solid shape, then go back and make darker lines for your outline so you can see where you need to make changes. Sometimes drawing lots of darker lines makes your drawing jumbled and difficult to decipher, so stick with lighter, fine lines until you have a defined shape.
I used a reference photo from Unsplash for this cute overalls girl. If you are in need of reference photos, Unsplash is a great resource. They have a ton of images and all of their photos are completely free to use so no worries about copyright infrigement and all that!
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