Week thirty

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d spend hours and hours doing something you were really excited about? When you were a child, enthusiasm like this might have come to you more easily. With our busy lives, even when we feel the motivation, our schedules might not allow us the time to pursue what inspires us.

I very often find myself staying up way too late working away at some creative endeavor. Once I get into that flow state, it makes me feel so good, I don’t want to stop!

My hope for you is that Making Art Everyday helps you develop a habit and exercise your creative muscles. And hopefully, it inspires that drive inside you to find a thing you’d be willing to sacrifice sleep for because you love it so much. (But seriously, don’t forget to sleep!)

Be sure to grab my FREE “Kids Make Art!” brush set for Procreate! It’s got all your favorite art supplies you loved as a child and is perfect for little Procreate artists too!

I’ve made a webpage that will serve as a home base for everything that is going on this month – and there’s a lot! You can find that page at bardotbrush.com/kids. It’s got a full schedule of all the tutorials and other fun stuff that is going on during Kid’s Month.


July's Theme:

Kid's Month!

Week 30: Adventures & Imagination

This set of prompts is designed to tickle your imagination and get you thinking of far-off adventures! So get outrageous and inventive! For example, you could draw a treehouse, but not just any treehouse…maybe it has a rocket-powered swing or magical bridge or an ice cream machine! A crazy vehicle could be a toilet car or a banana split boat! What kind of robot will you invent and what will it do? Spend some time brainstorming ideas and think outside the box!


The Prompts

Week 30 | July 19-25

adventures & imagination

Mon: hot air balloon
Tue: treasure map
Wed: a crazy vehicle
Thu: treehouse
Fri: invent-a-robot
Sat: castle
Sun: something giant

This piece was colored in using brushes from my Artist’s Pastels brush set for Procreate.

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

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST


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!

This tutorial is perfect for Friday’s drawing prompt, “invent-a-robot”! How do you make something look shiny or reflective? Learn this easy technique on how to draw and shade surfaces so that they look like metal. Follow along as we draw a cute robot in Procreate and demonstrate this technique. We’ll also play around with Procreate 5x Gradient Maps to make colorful metallic surfaces, including silver, gold, and beyond!

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.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

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!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

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