Art Techniques, Brushes In Action, Thank You, WarmUps

Wednesday WarmUp Line Art and Off Kilter


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.

This Week

I continue having such fun with the “off kilter” style I am developing [ see this post ] based on this post by Ali Sale, whose work is so inspiring — many styles and color palettes. I’m so thankful for her trying new styles and sharing them for us to enjoy.

Getting Started

To make it quicker, I started with my line art turned into brush stamps. For a How To by Lettie Blue, see this video [also posted at end of this post. Once I’d created the florals [and turned them into a birthday card for a friend], I duplicated the file, flattened the florals and created the “off kilter” style. And I enjoyed that so much, I drew some root veggies as a change of pace!

The Replay and Steps

Luckily for the florals, I’d turned on the “video replay.” Here’s the process:

Turn it into Product!

I’ve been practicing for weeks, so today I loved the periwinkle and cinnamon in the glass jar, so I uploaded to Red Bubble to add to my collections of products there.

Try it!

Try the style– and soon you’ll find something to add to your shops as well. And please– share with #warmup4art so we can all enjoy your work too! I look forward to your sharing and tag me at @42Sheri.

Lettie Blue: Create Floral Stamp Brushes

I’m also thankful for Lettie Blue for sharing how to create stamp brushes! What a joy to have them ready when needed!

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