Art Techniques, Artist Gems, Merry and Bright, Thank You, WarmUps

Wednesday Wrap Up Wreath


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’ve been sharing a strategy to try each Wednesday using the iPad app ProCreate. I’ve decided to change it up a bit for a few Wednesday Wrap Up— a wrap up of my project tips for the past week or something I’ve learned that may also help others with the same #warmup4art hashtag.

Holiday Art Prompts

December focus is relaxation in just enjoying the art with the winter and holiday themes. My daily art derives from various prompts with my  CLmooc friends. Each day we choose one from our several lists [see last week’s post here.]

My favorite so far is the wreath of mistletoe and holly, the prompt is from #dndchallenge #ornaments and #doodlewashDecember2021 #mistletoe

In today’s world, where I live, where people seem to disagree instead of work to find common ground– I thought the best fit for words here was peace.

And wherever you are, I wish you peace.

About the Artwork

The texture overall is from Freya Art– I’ve purchased her excellent watercolor set, which you can see in action on her video here.

The structure of the wreath and the holly were inspired by Every Tuesday / Teela Cunningham videos: Wreath, Holly.

As always, I’m thankful for those who share so that I [and we] may learn and grow in our art creations.

For the mistletoe, I simply looked at several reference photos.

You will notice many clipping masks for shading leaves, berries, ornaments after the overall placement of each element and determination of a light source. I added in the green string to hold the ornaments last. I pieced it together after first drawing and erasing parts around each ornament to set the placement through the ornament’s top, then I added the rest to match up.

Here’s the replay so you can watch the order and strategies:

Try It

So, that wraps up this Wednesday Wrap Up. With a collection of art work from a month of prompts, one will surely be a favorite. I hope you share yours with any tips and tricks to share.

So, with whatever skills you’re learning, with the digital art portfolio growing, I hope you find a way to give joy to others by sharing your work.

I look forward to your sharing, and please continue to be a part of the  #warmup4art series to learn and enjoy our work together! See my sharing at IG @42Sheri and Twitter @42Sheri.

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