Week 2 | Jan 4-10
from the garden
Contrary to what some people might tell you, drawing “using only imagination” does not make you a “better” artist. Artists of ALL skill levels use references. If you wanted to draw a dog, well, you might have an idea of what a dog looks like because you have memories of looking at dogs. Your memory can be your reference, sure, but you’ll probably be better off looking at photos of dogs. References can be SUPER HELPFUL!
Get ideas and inspiration
Identify the basic shapes that make up an object
Choose colors to use
Figuring out how to depict the texture
Understand light sources and shading
The official prompts page is at makingarteveryday.com. Tap any of the prompts to get image references instantly. I like to use split-screen view with Procreate and Safari to look at the prompts while drawing. Learn how to use split-screen view.
Week 2: From the Garden
This week we’ll continue with more straightforward prompts as we draw foods you might find in the garden! I have a couple tutorials for you to follow as you approach these prompts. You’ll find them (and any other relevant tutorials) on the official Prompts Page, listed underneath the prompts. I’ve also linked to them in this post.
(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.
We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!