Week 30 | sept 20-26
This week marks the beginning of fall for those of us in the northern hemisphere! If my observations from social media are to be believed, the masses are READY for a change in season. Many people I know began decorating for Halloween weeks ago. My friend Laura put up a 12-foot skeleton in her yard on August 12th. I’ve had a pumpkin on my mantle for a couple of weeks, and I’m gearing up to start crafting our family’s Halloween costumes.
Some people cringe at the premature celebration of holidays, but I say…let people like things! My hope for anyone is that they find something they are so excited about that they partake in it to the fullest without regard to what others think. Be unapologetically passionate about the things you love. I think it’s part of the reason you are here participating in Making Art Everyday. You love to create, and you’re way more willing than the average person to spend your time and energy on it. So embrace yourself for who you are and what you love, and let your passions lead you.
Coming this week, I’ve got the perfect tutorial to kick off the fall season! On September 22, I’ll be releasing a new video that will teach you how to draw this gorgeous autumn leaf.
Week 39: Earth
This week’s theme is about things that come from the earth, and there is a lot to explore when it comes to textures. Try to think about the different ways you can depict a texture. For example – how many ways can you make something look like wood? Explore the many brushes or art-making tools you have at your disposal and think about what kinds of textures you could make with each. Below is a study of boulders I made as a part of my Scene School series. Here I was experimenting with which brushes from my Gouache Paintbox could produce an effective rock texture:
My newest drawing tutorial will debut this Wednesday, just in time for our “leaves” prompt! In this lesson, I will teach you how to draw this texture-ful autumn maple leaf using brushes from my Wash & Dry Watercolor Toolkit. I think you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this vibrant and colorful leaf!
Want to try out some new art mediums and styles in Procreate? It’s time to beef up your brush library!
(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!