Let’s Sketch a Sassy Blue Jay & Help Me Pick This Weeks LIVE Painting Project!

Hi friends! I am a big believer in sketching and drawing everyday. These need not be epic finished works done with fancy supplies. These can be quick sketches using whatever you have on had (even your kid’s crayons!) Sketch fast and deliberately without bothering to erase. As you practice you will improve and nobody has to see your sketches if you don’t want them too, that is the great thing about working in a sketchbook, it closes:)

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I was inspired with the contents of this months Smart Art Box to sketch boldly with markers and I hope you grab a marker and sketch along. It was just the thing I needed since all of my time lately has been consumed with a book illustration project and Decluttering my craftroom, both very taxing endeavors LOL! To tell you the truth I love seeing sketchy pencil lines in artist’s work, it is like a roadmap as to how an artist arrived where they did. I suggest you start sketching with a light color and then draw over the “good” lines with your darker colors as you progress through the piece.ย In today’s video I will teach you how to sketch this blue jay in real-time. Enjoy:)

Tutorial Sponsored by Smart Art! You can subscribe and receive the same boxes I get every month or purchase past boxes. All of the supplies I am using came in the March 2017 Smart Art Box. I have listed the supplies below as well. You can purchase the box I am using here while supplies last.

THE SUPPLIES

  • Alcohol Markers in Shades of Blue (#COLORING)
  • Waterbased Markers (STABILO PEN 68 MARKER WALLET SET OF 15)
  • PEN & INK SKETCH BOOK 5.5โ€X8โ€
  • Reference photo

I had a lot of fun with this kit, I have never had a pen and ink sketchbook before and I like this size a lot. I can see myself stashing it in my pocketbook for impromptu sketching!

Please help me pick my next LIVE tutorial project!

I will be moving the regular weekly live show from Friday to Thursday this week at 12:30pm Eastern Time because I am chaperoning a school field trip on Friday (my teenagers are thrilled.) Since we just had another big snowstorm I thought it would be nice to paint something springy! I can’t decide what I want to paint so I will let you decide! Leave a comment below with your choice of subjects and I will tally them up tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for helping me!

I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the weekly live painting class, I can’t wait to see what you pick for us to paint, till then happy crafting!

Edit: I just tabulated the votes and so far the Bunnies are ahead so that is what we will paint on YouTube live today but if you want me to do recorded tutorials of the other subjects just let me know! Thank you so much for helping me decide, you are the best!

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70 Responses

  1. The bunnies, please!!

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  2. The bunnies!

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  3. PLEASE paint the bunnies! I’m working on a bunny project right now.

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  4. I like the chick in the grass.

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  5. Giraffe

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  6. Please paint the three ducklings, thanks

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  7. My vote: Lamb or the chicks. Did you do a bunny not too long ago? I’ll have to go look.

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  8. Hi Lindsay ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love your blue jay; You did it with such joy. You have inspired me to try it as well.
    I hope you can paint the three ducklings.
    Thank you!
    Take care.
    Linda

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  9. I like the bunnies!!

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  10. Would love to see the bunnies!

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  11. Nose to nose bunnies please. ๐Ÿฐ Thanks Lindsay!

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  12. The duckling in the grass

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  13. Hi Lindsay,

    I’d like to see you do them all – but can you start with the spring lamb, I’d like to see how you handle the woolly coat – quite a different texture to capture than fluffy feathers and I’d love to see how you approach this.

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  14. Love the blue jay!!! I vote for the lamb or chick in the grass!

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  15. The bunnies. Perfect for Easter!

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  16. One of the single chicks….

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  17. Three chicks on path soooo adorable.

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  18. lamb

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  19. Can blue jays be described as perky? Your blue jay sure looks perky. I’m kind of partial to lambs since my son has helped his friend raise two lambs for 4H. I think lambs are really cute.

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  20. The little yellow chick ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Chicky-chick on the bottom in the grass!

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  22. What a tough decision, they are all so cute. I will have to vote for the bunnies, second choice is ducking in grass field.

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  23. ๐ŸŽถBunnies, bunnies! It must be bunnies!๐ŸŽถ

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  24. Bunnies please! But I have to comment that I loved the Blue Jay tutorial. You were ‘sparkly and effervescent’… you seemed to really be having fun with it! Thanks !!!

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  25. Bunnies, of course!

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  26. Lambs!

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  27. Please do the lamb. I love the look on her face. It will be very interesting to see how you paint her wool. I love all of your work and look forward to all of your videos. You are an inspiration . Thank you!

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  28. bunnies!

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  29. The bunnies!

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  30. Ducks! Yes, yes,.the cute ducks! We have had so much rain this month we are swimming, just like ducks.

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  31. I would like to see you do the lamb. Enjoyed the blue jay! They are very entertaining! Love your instruction!

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  32. I like the chick sitting in the grass.

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  33. Would love to see you do a hibiscus. I know it’s more summer than spring, but still.

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  34. Lamb, please.

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  35. I’d stick with the birds, of any kind. You have, as I’ve often stated, a real feeling for them, for their softness, their color, and their sweet innocent faces. {ok, well, not the peregrine falcon, lol.} I prefer a Junco, but I enjoy anything you do.

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    • I can see why you couldn’t choose one! I like them all but I know someone who loves bunnies so that’s my vote. If my painting comes out ok I can give it to her. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Love the cute chick in the green grass!!

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  37. I love all of your painting videos. I would love to see the bunnies or chicks. Thank you so much for sharing your love of creating and spreading the joy around.
    Eloise Walker
    York, Me.

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  38. Hi. I’d love to see the lamb. My next choice is the chick in the grass followed by the bunnies. Thanks for asking.

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  39. The bunnies are just “two” cute!

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  40. You are such an inspiration. Thank you so much for continually encouraging all skill levels.

    I would love to have you do the bunnies please.

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  41. I like the chick on the upper right , it’s cute.

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  42. Would enjoy a tutorial on the rabbits.

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  43. I love your last chick! Bunnies are cute too:)! You can’t miss!

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  44. I vote for the last photo of the chick in the grass. But I look forward to participating in whatever is chosen!

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  45. Hey Lindsay, I just noticed that you are near 6 million hits on this page! Yay you!!!

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  46. 3 ducks please!

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  47. The bunnies are so adorable! Hope this is the one every likes!!

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  48. Chick in the grass, thx.

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  49. PLEASE the lamb would be so sweet. Thank you!

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  50. chick in the grass or the three ducks
    love your tutorials!

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  51. The lamb would be my first choice, followed by the middle chick

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  52. Sheep!

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  53. The bright yellow chick with its orange feet showing please.

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  54. Would love to see the lamb!

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  55. Do all of them please! Love the pics so cute..

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  56. Lindsay, Could you do a Mare and her foal. I am having a difficult time getting the portions correct please? Or any other livestock or larger animal would be wonderful thank you. I enjoy your teaching so very much

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  57. Well, you’ve done a lamb and a bunny and lot’s of birds so let’s do the duckies with
    a puddle!

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  58. One of the chick pics. They are all so nice!

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  59. I like the chick in the grass

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  60. I’m thinking bunnies, could use them for anniversary card if I shrink it down…but would be upset if you show us how you do the others too

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  61. Sheep! Thank you for all the great videos! You’re an exceelant teacher!!

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  62. Bunnies are my first choice. 3 ducks are my second.

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  63. The lamb is so cute. Also loved your blue jay tutorial.

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  64. So this is my bad for not reading the title line carefully enough to catch the change of date. I rely on a notification from Youtube and had already watched the bluejay video. Obviously, I need to change my process if I want to keep up. This was a lovely painting but I also would love to do the 3 little chicks or the one chick on the grey board.
    I’ll catch you again next week. Hope your outing tomorrow is fun!

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  65. I’d like to see the ducklings sometime if you get a chance please

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