Art Techniques, Artist Gems, Brushes In Action, Thank You, WarmUps

Wednesday WrapUp Robin


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.

More Bird Watching: Robin

This week I continue my bird watching by following a tutorial by Calvin the Drifter about water color robins. I’m including the video here to show how Calvin’s instruction, paper, and brushes help the beginning artist like me create such an illustration:

from Calvin the Drifter on YouTube


I did make a few changes–

  • adjusted his St Petersburg Paper to a square shape.
  • applied his water blender brush with a small size [4%] to drag “feathers” out.
  • added background with Brenda Bakker‘s Sketchy Doodle brushes, found in her Skillshare class, Sketchy Doodles. Here’s an intro to her class:
Brenda Bakker Skillshare Sketchy Doodles and Brushes and Paper

About the Teacher Artists

Calvin the Drifter

Brenda Bakker [Dekwebbel]

My Process in Google Slides

For the information on my inspiration and process, please click through these slides. Click the “three vertical dots” below the slides to enter full screen.

Birthday Greeting

I turned my illustration into a greeting for my son’s birthday today!

Try It

So, that wraps up this Wednesday Wrap Up. I hope you click the links in the post or slideshow to meet these artists and learn from them and create your own little birthday or celebratory greetings.

With whatever skills you’re learning, with wonderful artists to learn from, I hope you find a way to give joy to others by sharing your work.

Gracious thanks to Calvin and Brenda for sharing their process so others can learn. Your sharing and work is much appreciated.

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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