Art Techniques, WarmUps

Wednesday Warm Up Quick Birds


For the past few weeks, this blog has hosted “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 Quick Birds.

Goal: Quick draw in a basic shape. Quick details for fun, relaxing, line drawing fun. Who knows– you might just imagine a new style for yourself.

Setup: Canvas and Brushes

I use the ink bleed pen in the Inking category for this. My canvas is 10in x 10in at 300 DPI.

The Process

After creating my canvas, I simply drew a quick shape that resembled a bit like a bird’s head and body:

From there, I simply added in details and fills to create the bird that seemed to speak to me from that basic shape. As you can see from the top image, I sometimes changed the direction of the basic shape– that one is eating seeds. Here’s the process in video:


Did you enjoy these? Have they helped? How did you adapt them to fit your style and flow? Do you have other ideas? Please share your inspirations!

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