Week sixteen

When you are just beginning to learn something like, say, drawing, or digital art, you will undoubtedly feel lost at times (or maybe all the time). You will often feel like you don’t know what you are doing, you will look upon your efforts with disdain, and you will hate that feeling of being a neophyte.

These are all VERY normal feelings when you are learning something new. The trick is to keep going despite these feelings. In the beginning, you’re going to make a lot of bad art, and that’s OK! Even if the end result is…not quite what you envisioned, the “end result” is not the point. As you learn and practice, pay attention for moments of “wow” – when you make or do something that really feels good. It could be a particular way you make a brushstroke, or a color combo, or the way you depicted a texture, etc. Do your best to identify what is causing those moments, then try to replicate that in your future pieces. You might not look at your final piece and go “Wow!” but if you felt a few little “wows” along the way, that’s what it’s all about. Use them as fuel to keep going!

SKILL BUILDING: Experimenting with Art Styles

It’s week three of drawing plants, with two more weeks to go, so I wanted to introduce another element to the challenge to help you develop your skills: experimenting with art styles! Check out my article, 30 Art Styles to Try in Procreate, and see if you can incorporate one or two of the art styles into your work this week. Many have tutorials for you to watch and show you how to create in that art style. For more inspiration, check out Danna Feintuch’s banana series using the 30 art styles!

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Week 16: Tropical Plants

For this week’s prompts, we are dreaming of a far-off place drenched in sun and imagining ourselves lying on a beach in the sand. We’re drawing tropical plants! Tropical plants come in such fun shapes and colors. You can draw the plants on their own or surrounded by a lush landscape; it’s up to you!

The Prompts

Week 16 | April 12-18


Mon: monstera
Tue: palm tree
Wed: hibiscus
Thu: protea
Fri: fan plant
Sat: calathea
Sun: banana tree

This piece was drawn using my Magic Paper textured canvasses for Procreate.

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

I’m excited to be back for another live tutorial! Join me live to draw this beautiful calathea plant. It’s got pink veins, how cool is that!? I’ll be creating this in a colored pencil style using brushes from my Pencil Box for Procreate. See you then!


The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

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This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

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