A Woodland Fairy

I have found new JOY with pencil sketching lately.

It has become a relaxing activity in the evening and my day does not feel complete without a quick sketch!

I find myself focusing on faces yet I am also “drawn” to nature.

This woodland fairy combines a face and nature into one sketch:


My inspiration came from the cover of this book and an oak tree in my yard:


It is one of my favorite books for learning to sketch and paint fairies.  It has so many wonderful ideas to spark my imagination!

These are the supplies I used for this drawing:


From top of the page to bottom:  A Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle 8B pencil, Pentel waterbrush, Pentel Graphlet 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, shading stump and a kneaded eraser.  I used a Stillman & Birn Zeta Series sketchbook.

I started with the Graphite Aquarelle pencil and added shading with the waterbrush.  I finished adding details with the 0.7 mm mechanical pencil and shading stump.  A kneaded eraser is wonderful because it doesn’t damage the paper and can be molded to erase small spaces.

I encourage you to draw every day!  Try different pencils, papers and subjects.  It will change how you see the world around you!

Cheers! 🙂


14 responses to “A Woodland Fairy

  1. Sketching and/or painting most definitely changes the way we “see” the world! Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I like your limited art tool choices. The pencil offers such warmth to your drawings. Beautiful drawing Jill. Happy day!

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  3. This is beautiful, Jill! I just bought myself a necklace with a little Tinker-bell on it. Love fairies! Well, who not…?! Yours is so pretty, great idea to combine it with the tree! 😍🧚‍♀️

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  4. so fun! Did my little mushroom post inspire? I hope so! Got that book out that you mentioned and went to town creative magical beautiful art!!! ❤

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  5. Beautiful drawing, Jill! ❤️

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  6. How clever to shade your ink and pencil with a waterbrush, the book looks magical and your rendition is too!

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  7. That is a wonderful mask Jill!

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