Couch Art?

Hi friends! When I hear the term “couch art” it is usually referring to pretty paintings that you would hang above the couch but today I am going to share a sketch created from the couch.

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Sometimes you just need to let go of perfection, take away the pressure to produce and just draw with no expectation. I think that is why adult coloring books are so popular nowadays.  We just need some quiet time to create. Coloring, drawing and painting can be very meditative and soothing, in fact you might be hard pressed to worry about anything when you are being creative. 🙂 So, if you are feeling restless, anxious, tired or down have a rest on the sofa, make a nice hot cup of tea, grab your supplies and create some beautiful couch art. Take care of yourself and happy crafting!

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A Witchy Inktober Illustration!

Hi friends! Today I have a witch illustration by request! This is an #Inktober sketch that I uploaded to youtube the other day and I hope you enjoy it.

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Watch the video and give it a try if you like!

This is the book I recommended, I am really finding it helpful for getting better at fashion style figure sketches.

Supplies I used:

I hope you enjoyed this #inktober2017 project and til next time happy crafting.

Getting better at proportions…

Hi friends! One of my goals for inktober is to get better at drawing people. I want to improve my accuracy and skill and I can notice the progress already.

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I have been using a book I bought last winter as a guide and it is wonderful. It’s called Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators by Sha Thamasebi. I just love the fun and carefree vibe of these sassy fashion ladies and heck, can we all use a bit of carefree fun once in a while? In today’s video I will show you a croquis I made and explain the figure proportions (a bit longer than normal) for a fashion illustration. You can learn along with me:)

Video!

A Croquis is a “paper Doll” that fashion illustrators use to quickly draw their fashion sketches. It is based on the ideal proportions of the body. In today’s video I will show you one I made and how I use it as a reminder when I am sketching figures.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to adapt the croquis to sketch a witch flying on a broom!

Programming note: Due to an appointment that I need to keep I will be unable to host a live show tomorrow. I am sorry for any inconvenience but I will post a new stamping/doodling video on my YouTube channel in case you are in need of inspiration. Thanks for understanding and til next time happy crafting! 🙂

Inktober Day 6…7…8… eh, who’s counting?

Hi Friends!  I totally skipped Inktober Friday and I did not go with the Inktober prompt yesterday, instead I am honoring 2 viewer requests: 1. Draw a Pumpkin and 2. Use Inktense pencils:

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You can see my process in today’s video!

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OK, now for my excuses reasons I did not have an inktober sketch Friday or today. Friday it took all I had to get the live show up and going and the kids were off school (4 day Columbus weekend) and today I did actually sketch but I wasn’t in my filming location (because that was strewed with various supplies for a card tutorial coming up this week) and honestly the sketch is not totally done but perhaps I will snap a pic of in the morning and post it to Instagram. Look at me, falling of the wagon and making excuses already LOL! The kids are off tomorrow too and we just bought paint to repaint the girls bedrooms so I am not holding out hope that I will get tomorrow’s Inktober done either but you never know. I’ll be painting something either way:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Inktober Day 5: Long

Hi friends! Don’t worry, there will be a live show later today but I wanted to pop in quickly this morning and share my sketch for Inktober day 5 where the prompt was “Long”:

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This was my most favorite Inktober sketch I have done so far. Watch the video to see how it came to life!

Today’s prompt was the word “long” so what’s more fun than a long rainbow braid? You can learn more about inktober here.

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I am loving the daily #inktober2017 challenge. I am not sure if I will post an inktober video each day but I’ll at least post a sketch if not. See you later for the live show and til then happy crafting!

Inktober Day 4: Underwater

Hi friends! Today’s #inktober2017 prompt is “Underwater” so of course I drew a mermaid! You can learn more about inktober here. I was so excited when Jake Parker, the founder of Inktober said it was OK to do a pencil sketch before inking! So that is what I did!

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I looked at a pose from the book Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrations (A wonderful book & CD of reference fashion poses by Sha Tahmasebi) You can find it here for $14.48  (I paid $24 at Barns and Noble sheesh!) It is great for working out a figure pose especially if you like the willowy fashion figures and dynamic poses with attitude! I recommend it!

Supplies I used:

OK, that’s the last post from me today! You are going to be totally sick of hearing from me with all of the Inktober sketches! I hope you are playing along, it is a lot of fun! Til next time happy crafting!

Inktober Day 3: Poison

Hi friends! Just popping in really quick with today’s #inktober2017 sketch using the prompt “poison.”

Here is a quick time-lapse video of the sketch:

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That’s it for now! Are you doing the Inktober challenge? All you need is a pen and paper, give it a try and let me know how you make out in the comments below. Happy crafting!

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