Week forty-nine

This week has been a busy one, so I don’t have much to say except THANK YOU!

I’m always (but especially this week) filled with gratitude for members of our community such as you. Thank you for showing up and drawing with me. Thank you for sharing your work and supporting other art-makers. Thank you for giving yourself time and space to devote to creativity. Thanks to your support, I can keep creating tools and tutorials and provide for my family doing something I absolutely love. Not a day goes by that I take that for granted. Thank you.

If you missed Friday’s live tutorial, you can watch it here! It was a really fun session, and I have LOVED getting to see everyone’s adorable polar bears they made by following along. I can’t wait to see yours too! Share online with the hashtag #bbpolarbear.


November's Theme:

sketching from life

Week 49: Sketching from Life pt. 5

One more week of sketching from life! I hope you have enjoyed finding interesting subject matter in the things that surround you on a daily basis. As much as we seek out new and exciting inspiration, our best work is usually born from our everyday experiences. 

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 49 | nov 29 - dec 5

sketching from life pt 5.

Mon: a hat
Tue: something noisy
Wed: your hand
Thu: a book
Fri: a piece of fruit
Sat: a bowl of something
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!

For this week’s MAE prompts, I threw in a tricky one: your hand. Drawing hands is notoriously difficult, but doing hard things is how you grow! So be brave and give it a try. To help you, check out the Hands lesson from my People Skills series! There are lots of tips about observing a hand and breaking it down into simple shapes so that it’s easier to draw.



Our Colorful Friday sale is going on now through Monday 11/29. 30% off EVERYTHING – (including the Master Bundle – our biggest discount ever!)

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!

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