Week forty-two


Let’s draw a cute mushroom house together!

Learn how to draw this cute mushroom house in Procreate! For this illustration you can use my FREE Kids Make Art brush set! Follow along and draw with me in real-time as we draw this cute scene. Along the way, you’ll learn tons of Procreate tips, such as how to use layers, how to use alpha lock and clipping masks, how to add texture to your drawings, and mush more!


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October's Theme:

myths & magic

Week 42: Signs of the Zodiac

Studying the stars in the sky is as ancient as it gets, and mythology surrounding constellations has been around just as long. While I’ve never been one to read seriously into a horoscope, I do think they make very striking symbols and would make beautiful illustrations. These prompts can be drawn as the literal words they are or as the symbols of constellations on which they are based. Need some inspiration? Here’s a Pinterest search to inspire you.

Since these are all connected images, it might be fun to explore drawing them with a cohesive style the whole week, like a limited color palette or a particular art style.

And obviously, a week is only 7 days long, and there are 12 signs of the zodiac, so feel free to swap any of these out if there are once you’d prefer to draw.

I drew the Taurus as my example art below, using techniques from my recent brush-making tutorial!

You can check out my layers for this piece below. I drew the background using the Nebula brush (built-in Procreate brush from the Luminance set) and the stars using the brushes we make in the tutorial. I drew the lines between the stars using the Light Pen brush (also in the Luminance set). I set that layer set to the Add blend mode. I drew the bull using brushes from my Gouache Paintbox and set that layer’s blend mode to Add as well. The bull details used a Clipping Mask and the Multiply blend mode. The result is this cool, glowing effect!


The Prompts

Week 42 | oct 11-17

signs of the zodiac

Mon: twins
Tue: bull
Wed: fish
Thu: archer
Fri: scorpion
Sat: crab
Sun: lion

This piece was drawn using 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

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 crab illustration was created with my awesome Multi-Tonal Markers! With these brushes, you can create brilliant color effects, authentic-looking marker drawings, creative lettering pieces, unique illustrations and more. In this video, I’ll teach you all the ins and outs of using these brushes!


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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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