I was thinking about seeds, pods and berries as summer flowers begin to fade or dry out. I drew these in my art journal the other day – some are real and others are from my imagination:
I added a little watercolor or gouache and liked how the shading gave them dimension.
A fun activity that I will probably do again!
Happy Painting! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Nature Journal, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #worldwatercolorgroup, art journal, berries, color play, daily practice, drawing, gouache, illustrative, imagination, meditative, nature, patterns, seedpods, Shading, summer, watercolor
My magazine collage from yesterday helped me create these drawings today in my art journal:
I mixed up the order from this collage:
I drew my shapes with a black .01 Micron pen and the shaded with pencil. I like to use a blending stump to shade my pencil.
This exercise helps “train” my eyes to draw the shapes I see and not what I think I see. It also helps me learn how to shade my images to give them dimension.
And it gives me new ideas for my doodles!
I found that I liked the simple shapes best! What about you? I’d love to hear what you think!
Happy Drawing! 😄
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Tagged art journal, black micron pen, Contour drawings, creative, Dimension, doodles, drawing, inspiration, magazine scraps, patterns, pencil, play, Shading, shapes
I have finished my moodle that I previously posted:
In case you have forgotten, I invented the name “moodle” to describe my doodle. I added shading with pencil to complete it:
It always amazes me how a little shading gives more dimension.
Which do you like best? I’d love to hear from you! 😊
Happy Moodling! 😄
Posted in Doodles, Uncategorized
Tagged 3-D, Art, art journal, black and white, black micron pen, creative, doodles, drawing, inspiration, meditative, Moodle, patterns, play, Shading, Tangles, zentangle