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Wednesday Warmup Scribble

Wednesday Warm Up: Scribble


For at least the next six weeks, this blog will host “Wednesday Warm Up,”— a day of usually quick drawing, inking, brushing as warm up to our serious art. I’ll share a strategy to try each Wednesday using the iPad app ProCreate. I will only use the brushes in the app— there are so many I haven’t tried that warming up with a new brush will be an added bonus and challenge.

I hope you enjoy this one that I call Scribble. It’s an old strategy– draw a scribble and make it something.

Goal: warm up the muscle memory for drawing; freehand, fill, texture; quick design decisions; fun shapes and creatures

Scribble Steps

Draw a scribble on the canvas in one color.

From the scribble, with another color, create a creature or item—could use the most current holiday as a theme to challenge yourself.

My Process

I used the studio pen to scribble in black. To be honest— with its “stream effect,” it did not work well as a scribble— but warm up is the name of the game.

This warm up builds from the first one [Ellipse Fills] because that forced creative design adjustments, and this must find the design in the scribble.

I choose to find a Thanksgiving item in the black scribble and so chose green to create… I saw a — squash— so with the studio pen in green, I added lines to create the stem and body of the squash.

I changed to a lighter color green to fill in the top of the stem, and on another layer, I applied a Nikko Rull fill behind the squash outline.

Of course, I also had to merge the layers and center the squash.

Just takes a few minutes to warm up. Enjoy!

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