Week forty-six

Did you hear the news? Procreate released a new update!

This week, Procreate released version 5.2, which introduced a ton of awesome features such as 3D painting, improvements to the brush menu and settings, loads of accessibility features, and much more! If you want to learn about all the new goodness, let me introduce you to my friend, Brooke Glaser, who made an in-depth tutorial walking you through all the 5.2 features and how to use them. Brooke is a fantastic teacher (one of Skillshare’s top teachers, in fact), and I think you will love learning from her!


November's Theme:

sketching fROM LIFE

Week 46: Sketching from Life pt. 2

How has your first week of sketching been going? I’ve been following along in this challenge, putting my new iPad mini to the test as a digital sketchbook. I’ve been learning a lot about how to represent forms and shading using only pencil brushes. It’s been great not to worry about coloring something or producing a finished drawing. Later this month, I’ll be sharing my best tips about sketching, so stay tuned!

As a reminder, our prompts this month are things you’d find in your everyday life. The challenge is to find that item, and draw it as you see it. I recommend sticking to a simple pencil brush, but do what is most comfortable to you. The last day of each week will give you the opportunity to get a bit more creative by taking your favorite sketch from the week and fully finishing it with color!

The Prompts

Week 46 | november 8-14

sketching from life pt. 2

Mon:a sentimental object
Tue: a beverage
Wed: a toy
Thu: a leaf
Fri: a piece of jewelry
Sat: something headed for the trash
Sun: finish your favorite sketch of the week

This piece was drawn using my Pencil Box 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!

Thursday’s prompt is “a leaf”! Learn a fun method to color your leaf sketch in my autumn leaf tutorial! Color a gorgeous, watercolor-style autumn leaf with this real-time, follow-along Procreate Tutorial. I will walk you through the entire process, from the initial sketch to blending watercolor washes, and adding dry brush texture, with tips about how to draw shadows and more.


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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.

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!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.