Week forty-two

At the beginning of the pandemic shutdown, my husband Geoff and I started doing regular live tutorials – real-time classes and workshops where you could join in live, ask questions, connect and draw together. 

Within six weeks, we’d hosted 22  live tutorials and have now taught a total of 33 since the pandemic began. I guess it’s no surprise to say I LOVE teaching live tutorials. It’s been such a fun way to connect with you and bring some creativity and joy into this crazy time we’re living through. Tutorials have been a little more sporadic since I  had a baby at the beginning of May, but we are excited to get back into a regular schedule! 

As we plan out what live tutorials will look like going forward, we would love your input. If you have a couple of minutes, please fill out the survey below about what days/times work best for you and what type of content you would like to see! THANK YOU!

What to Do

  • Take some time to survey yourself! Think about what your creative goals are. Is there something you’re working toward? Why do you spend time drawing? Knowing the answer to these questions is incredibly helpful for making your creative time more purposeful!

This week I'll be live Friday, Oct 16th , at 10:00 am PDT

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!  For this tutorial I’ll be using brushes from my Gouache Paintbox. 

The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube ChannelDon’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my Live tutorials page on Bardot Brush! 

October Prompts

Genres + perspectives

Been feeling spacey lately? You are not alone! Let’s imagine an alternate universe or maybe some time in the distant future as we draw Sci-Fi stuff this week! 

Remember, our “plus” challenge for the month is to try to compose your illustrations with unique perspectives. Here’s the Pinterest board I made to inspire you: 

Week 42 | oct 12-18


Mon: outer space
Tue: alien
Wed: spacecraft
Thu: jet pack
Fri: robot
Sat: time machine
Sun: house of the future

This piece was drawn using brushes from my

Midcentury Illustrators-Kit.

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

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!