I had planned to create more than fish this week but life has gotten in the way! So here is my doodle fish I drew with a black Micron pen earlier this week:
Last night I colored it with markers and color pencils – very fun! And colorful!
What do you think about coloring books for adults? Have you purchased them?
I find doodling and coloring to be very calming… how about you?
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Perhaps you remember this fish doodle that I started recently? If not, you can find it here: Paint Pen Fish Doodle
I have been working on it a little each evening and I am finally done!
I am really please how it turned out! What do you think?
I reminds me of Koi fish swimming in a pond. I love watching fish swim almost as much as I like drawing doodles! 😉
Cheers to a relaxing weekend! 🙂
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I started a new doodle with the paint pens by scribbling some colors on the art journal I showed you yesterday.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do but it was super fun to just play:
I used the Posca paint pens in colors of light gray, yellow and light green. It is interesting how the colors change depending on the time of day!
I just started doodling with a black Micron pen and these fish appeared:
So I went with the flow of it… If I made a mistake with the black ink, I could easily cover it up with a paint pen! 🙂
I discovered that the black ink takes a little longer to dry over the acrylic painted surface so it can easily smear if you aren’t careful.
This is like a puzzle for me to solve as I search for fish and create patterns:
I added a few more lines with the paint pen to create another fish. Can you find it hidden in the picture above the other two fish?
I will post my completed fish doodle next week.
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Continuing with my “R’s” in my Alphabet Journal yesterday, I decided to experiment drawing ROSES using the instruction from this RECENT book I purchased on Amazon:
I really like how the author, Peggy Dean simplifies flowers and leaves into basic shapes such as how to draw this rose:
I believe this book will give me some excellent ideas for future doodles like these roses I drew with an ink pen and colored with Prismacolor pencils:
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I apologize but I was unable to create a new weird bird for today…
But I do have Some Strange Fish!
Luckily, I drew these last weekend when I was feeling better. Coloring them was relaxing with Tombow markers and color pencils – much like this school of fish I created in 2015 – here.
Hope these imaginary fish give you a smile today!
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I posted my 100th face on Instagram yesterday! WHOOT! 😊 I accomplished my goal of drawing 100 faces in a little over 100 days… Phew!!
Maybe some of you recall my first face I posted on April 4th – it was a quick sketch in one continuous line:
100 days is A LOT especially when I am working full-time… (What was I thinking?!) and yet having limited time helped me to accomplish my goal because I didn’t have time to fuss over it.
I didn’t post everything I did like this one:
I would have liked to have more time to do more like this one, where I mixed collage and acrylics:
But I enjoyed trying a variety of art mediums:
Sprinkled with a little humor:
I think this one is one of my favorites – Picasso style:
And this one I did in watercolor with drips for hair:
I found I could draw more realistic looking faces and even my own – or at least my better half! Lol! 🙂
I think the greatest lesson I learned is that it isn’t perfection that matters but PRACTICE!! Daily practice does make a difference….
Especially in finding ones “style” in art! I found I really liked creating “characters” rather than REAL people:
And yet, drawing a variety really is the best teacher! Here is my 100th face:
I’m sure it won’t be my last…
Yet, let’s FACE it, I need a little break from drawing faces!
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I was so excited to see a package on my front porch last week from Royal Talens North America. And I couldn’t wait to open it!
(Who is Royal Talens you may be asking? I signed up for their FREE newsletter to discover more about them. They have some great ideas I can’t wait to try!)
Inside was a very generous set of Rembrandt Artist Quality Watercolor tubes in 16 colors!! AND they are BIG tubes too – 20 ml size! I couldn’t believe my eyes! 🙂
I squeezed out these juicy watercolor paints onto my palette and made a color chart. They come in a complete range of 80 colors BTW! WHOOT!!
BUT WAIT! There was more in the box from Royal Talens – they also included 3 – 30 ml bottles of their Ecoline Liquid Watercolor. We are talking LIQUID watercolors!! They come in 46 transparent colors and 2 opaque colors (white and gold).
I will definitely be using these liquid watercolors in an online calligraphy class from Ivy Newport called, “Letters to Words.” I liked how vibrant and transparent the colors were straight from the bottle.
And they are very versatile. I painted the background of this sample below using a brush – they blend just like watercolor paints with water. I added black ink with a micron pen afterwards… how many weird creatures can you find on the right?!
I was also excited to see 3 Ecoline Brush Markers and a blender too! I didn’t know I could get watercolor in a brush! Oh, the possibilities!! (I used a blue marker in the sample above).
I experimented using the Ecoline markers and the Rembrandt watercolor in this doodle:
It was super fun to watch the brush markers blend with the watercolor paints – you can see it better in this photo:
And of course I had to try the blue Ecoline Brush Marker for a face! I used it as an outline to separate her head and shoulders from the background. I then softened it with a water brush:
I have more creative experiments to show you but will save them for another day!
THANK YOU Charlie at Doodlewash.com for creating #WorldWatercolorMonth in July! It is such a JOY to receive and experiment with these FREE supplies!!
P.S. I’m not being paid by Royal Talens North America for a review of their products. 🙂
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Is it possible to create a face with just 7 lines? Yes, I say!! 😄
1. It starts with a line
2. And connects to a feature…
3. They are easy and fun –
4. But may look like a creature! Lol! 😉
And here is a step-by-step example:
I hope you give one a try!
Seven lines for a face…
Is all it takes!
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Yesterday, I finished doodling my letters in my World Watercolor Month sketchbook that I posted recently:
This inspired me to use the letters, “WBW” for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday:
I knew if I moved my paper around, I could find a weird bird in the letters… Can you find one?
This one flew off the page at me – so I added a few more details with watercolors:
Next, I decided to doodle my letters with an ink pen to finish it:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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“Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of Operating.” – John Cleese
Wishing you a happy and creative day!
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