Week 26

Forest Finds


You’ve reached the half way point in the year! Whether you drew something everyday, or took breaks but came back to the challenge, you’ve been showing up for six months to make art and that’s what counts! I’m so proud of you!


July's Theme: Found in Nature

This month we’ll be exploring different environments and ecosystems. We’ll look at things found by water sources (like beaches, lakes and marshes) to things you can find in your own neighborhood. But this week we’ll be focusing on drawing things that are found in the forest.


These pinecones were drawn with the Artist’s Pastels bush set.

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We’ve been hard at work building something huge for you! This top secret project has been a dream of mine for a couple of years and it’s allllmost ready! Since you’re my newsletter friend, I wanted to tell you before I announced the big news on YouTube and Instagram.


Here are a couple clues:

​Clue 1: It will allow you to hangout, chill and have casual chats with me as we draw together

Clue 2: It will give you direct access to pick my brain and ask me anything you want annndddd you’ll get access to unreleased, experimental brushes

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Week 27: Found in the Forest

Daily Drawing Prompts

June 27 - July 3




spider web


robin's egg/nest


slugs or snails


animal tracks





You can access each weeks prompts with quick links to reference photos at makingarteverday.com.

Weekly Goal

If you only draw one piece this week,

draw a mushroom!

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This Week's Featured Brush Set

Magic Paper + Brushes

Open a Magic Paper file, and anything you draw will look and feel magical. More specifically, Magic Paper is 25 textured canvases and 10 specially developed brushes that will allow you to create beautiful and unique works of art with photo-realistic textures.


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