Art Techniques, Brushes In Action, Thank You, WarmUps

Wednesday WarmUp Silk Painting


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 share a strategy to try each Wednesday using the iPad app ProCreate. I 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.

This Week

This warm up is so fun, and I thank Jennifer Nichols for her Skillshare class for teaching me the process. I’ve been creating quick doodles and small pieces and fun ones just because it is so soothing and the result so pleasing. It’s great practice for the selection tool from a reference layer, textures, blend modes, and line drawing. Plus, you get to practice brushes in action that you may not have tried yet!

Set Up

Get Ready

Be sure to choose your palette, a large plant or object to simplify as the focus, and possible filler designs.

Gather Your Brushes

Here’s what the texture brushes look like by themselves, above their color layer.

Shading and Highlights Brush

Brush: Campagnia [Vintage] in two separate layers and blend modes.

The Process

The Video

Below, enjoy the video of all information in one place, including a replay of my process. Give it a try and please remember to share #warmup4art .

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