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:
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:
About the Teacher Artists
Calvin the Drifter
- YouTube Channel
- Watercolor Brushes on Etsy
- Bird Styles Lessons
- Robin Watercolor
- Wabi Sabi Birds: One and Two
- Watercolor Bird
Brenda Bakker [Dekwebbel]
- Brenda Bakker LinkTree
- Instagram: Dekwebbel
- YouTube Video: Sketchy Doodle
- Skillshare Class: Sketchy Doodle
- Co-artist with Jennifer’s Facebook Group
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.
I turned my illustration into a greeting for my son’s birthday today!
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.