Art Techniques, Brushes In Action, WarmUps

Wednesday Warmup Watercolor and Haiku


I’ve enjoyed providing each week a “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.

This Week

Another look at what some of my CLmooc friends and I participate in each day– this time what we call #SeptemberDoodle and #DoodlewashSeptember2021 –daily drawing prompts by Doodlewashed/Charlie O’Shields. Yesterday, the #DoodlewashSeptember2021  was “Mountain.”


I’d been rereading one of my teaching strategy books– one called Haiku — Poetry Basics by Valerie Bodden— a great book for beginners:

That book lay on my desk, it’s back cover facing up– and so decided to try this watercolor style, and a haiku, since I also write a poem everyday, usually very basic haiku. And, of course, the book provides lots of ideas for writing haiku.


Tall with trees, no snow; 

growing sunrise spreads daylight; 

morning waves splash shores

Sheri Edwards  
091421   25736521  
Poetry and Watercolor


Use any watercolor brush that works for you. Here is a list of the watercolor category of brushes in Procreate, although there are more watercolor related brushes in other categories. It’s a good ideas to duplicate them and put them together in your own brush set. The second image shows the brush set I created called “My Waters” by duplicating those brushes I apply to my watercolors when using only native brushes.

Lately, I’ve been using the Lisa Glanz Watercolor brushes and texture paper– a great set with a commercial license at a fair price [ LIza Brushes ]. From the set I chose the rounds, washes, blooms, and spot bleed as well as the Chiffon texture watercolor paper included in her set. That textured paper is my favorite! I highly recommend this set– and do get the extended license so you can sell your work on your print-on-demand [POD] sites.

In addition to Lisa’s brushes for this project, I also thought of stipple brushes for the dots that represent trees. For these I chose the Heavy Stipple from Liz Koehler Brown’s Ink Illustration Techniques Skillshare class.

For the shore grasses, the tinderbox brush in Inking worked great.

Here’s the project on my Instagram@42Sheri. And, of course, the Warmup video howto and replay:

Try it!

Thank you to all my family and friends for your inspiration. The drawing prompts are fun and often lead to learning and more products for sharing on your POD sites. You man want to read my #Clmooc post for this prompt here, although most of us share in a private FB group [sorry– not public]. All my September Doodle images for 2018 and 2021 are on Flickr here.

And please– share with #warmup4art so we can all enjoy your work too! I look forward to your sharing and tag me at @42Sheri.

#clmooc #doodlewashSeptember2021 #haiku #poetry #septemberdoodle #septdoodle Procreate brushes #warmup4art Sheri42 42Sheri 

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