Week nine

Let’s talk about leaving the warm, lovely, enveloping, yet creatively throttling place that is your comfort zone. It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re participating in Making Art Everyday, you are already pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. The beauty of a daily art-making practice is that the stakes are LOW. That thing you tried for today’s drawing didn’t work? There’s always tomorrow.

The space just outside your comfort zone is the space of learning and growth. You spend enough time in this “space of growth” it eventually becomes your new comfort zone. Just like a plant that will only grow to the size of it’s pot, you’ll get stuck creatively if you remain stagnant. Take small steps each day that feel a little unusual or challenging. You can stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone infinitely. The things that once felt awkward and difficult will one day come to you with ease.

February's Theme:

Animals

Week 9: Dogs vs. Cats

Are you a dog person or a cat person? This week you’ll get to prove your animal allegiance!

Each prompt this week consists of a dog breed and a cat breed. You can choose to draw the dog breed or the cat breed to express your preferred pet. Or if you are feeling ambitious, draw both!

Let’s see who comes out on top: the dogs or the cats!

Try my FREE Fur & Fluff brushes this week for drawing cats and dogs!

The Prompts

Week 9 | Feb 22-28

dogs vs. cats

Mon: dalmatian -or- bombay
Tue: poodle -or- ragdoll
Wed: dachshund -or- munchkin
Thu: pomeranian -or- domestic short hair
Fri: french terrier -or- russian blue
Sat: collie -or- calico
Sun: bulldog -or- devon rex

This piece was drawn using brushes from my Artist’s Pastels 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

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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!

Follow along with me as I draw a cute dog illustration in Procreate. I’ll be using a random dog photo I found on the internet, as well as a few other reference photos to guide me. I’d recommend drawing your own furry friend!

Follow along with me as I show you how to create a screen print effect in Procreate. I’ll show you how to develop a color palette using three colors that overlap to create seven colors. I’ll also show you how to separate your artwork into layers, and apply a blend mode to create the transparency effect. Lastly, we’ll add texture to complete the printed look!

 

In this real-time tutorial, I will teach you how to draw this furry kitty! If it looks a little intimidating, fear not, I’ll be walking you through every step. (I can’t wait to show you how to do those eyes!) For this tutorial I’ll be using my new Fur & Fluff brushes.

 

Learn the fundamentals of drawing fur in my Skillshare class! There are some great techniques that you can definitely apply as you draw dogs and cats this week. New to Skillshare? Get two weeks FREE of Skillshare Premium when you take my class.

 

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.

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