It’s week seven of the Making Art Everyday challenge and I’d like to pause and talk about the creative process. We’ve been drawing animals this month – and that’s not an easy thing.
If you’ve been using this challenge to push yourself out of your comfort zone, I commend you! If you typically avoid drawing furry animals but took on the prompt anyway… I’m really proud of you – even if you didn’t like what you drew. You still created, and that’s what matters.
If everything I said resonated with you and you’ve found yourself writing off certain prompts, this is your week to give it a go. I’ve got loads of tutorials to share with you that will get you drawing today!
It’s the third week of Animal Month, and we’re drawing pets! Pets are one of the most popular art subjects because who can resist drawing cute kitties and dopey dogs? I can’t wait to see what you make this week. Be sure to use the hashtag #bardotbrush so I can check out all your beautiful drawings.
If you only draw one piece this week,
Don’t know where to begin when drawing our feathered friends? In this Procreate tutorial, you’ll learn the basic form and structure for drawing birds. Together, we’ll simplify the bird form into simple shapes and develop the perfect sketch for creating some birdie art. You are going to fowl in love with drawing birds!
In this video, I’ll show you how to draw a bird with my Magic Paper for Procreate. I created Magic Paper to make digital art-making a more joyful experience. Your birds will look and feel like magic with these papers!
If you only draw one piece this month, try a pet portait!
With this project, you will be able to focus on one animal for the month of February. Pet portraits are typically a close-up of the pet’s face, so you won’t need to worry about drawing a body. Check out the project page for more info + inspo.
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 a series of daily, weekly, and monthly prompts and challenges to help you overcome creative fears and develop your art-making practice. Every month, we will feature a new theme that will allow you to hone a set of skills, practice drawing something specific, or complete a project.