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! Please remember to share #warmup4art .

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