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Wednesday WarmUp Textures and Style Tweaks


For the past many 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 usually 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. Today I’ll refer you to an artist style and several Skillshare classes that have helped me develop as an artist.

This Week

This week we’ll learn a process for outline/color drop with a reference layer, tweaking one illustration into a new style, and ideas for native brushes that could be used for overall textures.

I saw Ali Sale’s new illustration:

I wanted to try something similar. Her work is dynamic and elegant– click the link for more. I’ve seen this style before, but I loved her colors and offset effect with the leaves and ellipses. I had already drawn my doodle for the day:

So that became the starting point for my goal:

Here’s the process via a replay video and sample textures:

And, in this Google Slides, you’ll find the process, textures, and brushes, complete with links to the classes with particular brushes.

If you would like a PDF, including links, here it is WarmUp Textures, Etc.

Try it!

So please go ahead –check out the links in the slideshow. Try to tweak some of your doodles into this style. If you find any other native brushes that work great for overall textures, let us know! Be sure to share to  #warmup4art . Looking forward to your sharing and discoveries.

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