Week Twenty-Seven

This month I am taking a brand-new approach to Making Art Everyday! This whole year I’ve known I wanted to do a month on people, but honestly drawing people can be SUPER intimidating, especially for those who are newer to drawing.

So I dreamed up a series of tutorials to give you a helping hand along the way. I wanted to make some simple tutorials that would give you a system to not only take an easy and creative approach to drawing people, but that would help you begin to develop your OWN style.  

That’s what led me to create People Skills: a series of tutorials and assignments that will get you familiar with drawing humans and help you develop your own people-drawing style. I’ve designed this sequence of tutorials to follow the weekly themes for this month. Each day there will be a new lesson, and most of the days will feature a tutorial. I’ve created a special People Skills page that will present you with all the lessons. Each lesson has it’s own page as well — featuring the tutorial, additional information, homework, and examples.

What to Do

  • For the month of July, I invite you to treat your #MakingArtEveryday like you’re taking a people-drawing course. Everyday, visit bardotbrush.com/people to see the day’s lesson. Watch the tutorial and do the homework. Most days you won’t be making a finished piece, but you’ll definitely be building your skills.

July Prompts


Are you ready to take the people-drawing plunge? The first week of People Skills is all about the face. Each day we’ll focus on a different facial feature, plus facial proportion rules (and how to break them). For this week, DO NOT focus on creating a finished, polished piece each day. Instead, try the homework assignments on the People Skill lesson pages. They are more like “style-idea-brainstorming-sketch-sessions”. Then you can wrap up the week by drawing a complete face!

Week 27 | July 1-7


Mon: eyes
Tue: nose
Wed: mouth
Thu: ears
Fri: face
Sat: hair
Sun: head

You can access each week’s prompts at makingarteveryday.com

Week 27 progress Tracker

**I made some special progress trackers just for People Skills!**

Track your Making Art Everyday progress! See at-a-glance all you’ve accomplished, and reflect on the work you’ve done at the end of the week. Visit bardotbrush.com/progress to download the monthly tracker and weekly reflection sheet. There are also instructions about how to use them.


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