Week THIRTY-FIVE

Never forget to HAVE FUN with this project.

Draw something silly, don’t take the prompts (or the project for that matter) too seriously. Don’t get stuck in the perfectionism trap. It’s better to have fun making something imperfect than to stress out trying to get every detail right or (even worse) trying to be as good as “everyone else”. Spoiler alert: comparison will destroy your creativity.

Sketch the first thing that comes to mind without thinking about it too much. Don’t think about what you want the end result to be, just start drawing. Add weird lines here and there and whatever color pops in your head. It doesn’t have to match “your style” or even look good for that matter. See what happens when you let your brain flow.

August's Theme:

home

Week 35: Bedroom

One of the most important things in life happens in the bedroom. We crave it when we’ve gone too long without it. We’ll take a quick one when we can get it, but we love it when it lasts a long time. Kids haven’t got a clue why the grown-ups like it so much. And without it, humanity literally could not survive. I think you know what I’m talkin’ about . . . sleep! 😴

 

I drew the scene above using principles I taught in my tutorial on using perspective in Procreate (link below). In the video, I walk you through, step-by-step, how to draw a bedroom, in perspective. The basics of the process are:

  • Use Procreate’s drawing guide feature to set up a two-point perspective guide.
  • Draw the bed as what is essentially a 3D rectangle using Assisted Drawing.
  • Using the 3D forms as a guide, I free-hand the bed with all its details on a new layer.
  • Then color!

For the brushes, I used a couple of experimental ones and brushes from the upcoming update to my Basic Toolkit! This set is quickly shifting from one I only used occasionally to one I want to use all the time. Update coming soon. Stay tuned!

 

The Prompts

Week 35 | august 23-29

bedroom

Mon: bed
Tue: nightstand
Wed: closet or dresser
Thu: alarm clock
Fri: quilt or blanket
Sat: bedroom window
Sun: pajamas

This piece was drawn using brushes from my Gouache Paintbox brush set for Procreate.

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

This Week's Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how to use perspective in drawing? How do you convey a sense of depth and space in your art? In this Procreate tutorial, I’ll teach the difference between one and two point perspective and when to use each one. I’ll show you the effects of manipulating your vanishing points and how to draw an interior scene using Procreate’s perspective drawing guide feature.

 

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Head over to the shop to check out my latest artsy offerings, including the new Scratch Art Sgraffito brush set or my recently overhauled and updated Pencil Box and Awesome Alcohol Markers!

sale extended through August 31st, 2021

 

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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