Tag Archives: Shading

Seeds, Pods And Berries

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!  🙂

That’s Incredible Too!

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!  😄


My Amazing Moodle

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!  😄