Something I drew on Vacation…

Hi friends! Can you believe it’s August already? Crazy huh? I have been busy since I got back from my week off but unfortunately I don’t have something completed, instead I have about 4 projects in the middle in various stages of drying, setting up or curing so today I thought I’d share a drawing of a mushroom I did on vacation:

I used my Inktense pencils (those have been way too neglected) and a few Prismacolors and a white gel pen. My sketchbook is Stillman & Birn Beta Series mixed media. I really like how it turned out. Honestly I didn’t do too much art on vacation. I read, relaxed and played with my family (including our new puppy Penny) most of the time. I really needed to recharge!

A couple of fun things to note!

  • Tomorrow (8/2/19) I will be at Accents on Harlow Street in Downtown Bangor from 5-8pm for the first Friday artwalk, Hope to see some local peeps there!
  • The new monthly prompt is up in Critique Club, it’s all about setting and achieving art goals. You can find in in the curriculum if you are a member and if you want to join you can do so here.
  • I am working on several new craft projects to share soon. I got such a wonderful response with my “10 Boho Jewelry Designs” video that I decided to put up a few more craft tutorials as folks were missing that kind of thing. Stay tuned for that!

I hope August is treating you kindly and til next time happy crafting!

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16 Responses

  1. Beautiful!

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  2. so amazing!!

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  3. beautiful
    glad you enjoyed yourself Lindsay

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  4. Very realist drawing, great talent!

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  5. I enjoy all the jewelry tutorials as well, even though that’s not my thing. And it’s inspired me to try my hand at it a tiny bit!! So I was glad to see that video on BoHo jewelry making. I also miss the videos where you do homemade, cheaper versions of things that are on the market. Thanks for all you do. You are my favorite YouTube personality.

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  6. Wow! This looks so real. I had to expand it to believe it wasn’t actually the real mushroom you were using as inspiration. Wonderful job!

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  7. that mushroom is so pretty. will there be a tutorial on that. pls. )))

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  8. I can’t see you painting the mushroom. All I see are ads!

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    • I didn’t film a video on this, I drew it on vacation:) Unfortunately I can’t control the ads (nor am I paid for them) I use the free wordpress blogging platform so they put ads up to pay for the bandwidth I guess.

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  9. Love this drawing. Can you do a tutorial please. I love colored pencils. Nice job.

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  10. What an unbelievable likeness that mushroom is! Awesome is the word! Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Very real looking mushroom.. Is this a video somewhere?? Love this..

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  12. Amazing! That makes me want to try it out myself too! Did you just draw with the Inktense or also apply water? I never thought about combining Inktense with colored pencils … was it because you needed a color you had in Prismacolors the Inktense didn’t have?

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    • I drew and colored in intense, added water and then added Prismacolor highlights and shadows if needed:) I only had a small set of prismas with me:)

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  13. I love this!

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