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Wednesday WarmUp Artistic Brushes in Procreate


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 — this time #doodlewashSeptember2021tree”  and so I decided to try a new style based on the work of my #clmooc friend Simon Ensor. I’d need to try new brushes— this is mostly Gesinsky Ink brush in the Artistic set.


I was inspired by some amazing people and their poetry and images on Sept 18 and 19:

I had just returned from my walk on Sept 18 during which I’d take a ton of pictures of old trees in Cole Park around Fiddle Creek, including these [and my tweet]:

And all of Simon’s Steller stories:

See on Steller: Simon Ensor


So– I decided to try a bit of style change and follow the lead of Simon’s work to see if I could possibly try something like that.


I needed to find the right brushes, so I played around and decided on these native brushes:

  • In Artistic
    Gesinski Ink – streaky bark
    Hartz, Leatherwood— textures on tree
    Hartz – background of tree
    Hartz — ground
    Aurora – leaves and shadows on ground
  • In Charcoal
    Willow charcoal — shading of ground, lower tree
  • In Organic
    Snowgum – leaves of poppies
  • In Inking
    Tinderbox — for poppy stems
  • In Drawing
  • In Elements
    Clouds — for cloud texture of sky background


I decided to use the Chiffon canvas in Lisa Glanz’s AquaReal Watercolor Brush set– be sure to get the commercial license. I adapted it to 13×13 inches at 300 dpi.

Video How To

Try it!

Thank you to all my family and #clmooc friends for your inspiration. The drawing prompts are fun and often lead to learning and more products for sharing on your POD sites. The poetry is fluid and extraordinary. You many want to follow the #clmooc hashtag on Twitter to be inspired. For instance, look at the amazing resources on trees shared by Simon through tweets:

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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