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Christmas Activity Advent Calendar with Christmas, Winter, and Holiday Doodles

Madi Hill, digital artist

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9 Lessons (50m) View My Notes
    • 1. Intro

      1:57
    • 2. Picking activities

      11:57
    • 3. Layout

      5:44
    • 4. Doodles pt1- christmas tree, stockings, pjs and more

      5:38
    • 5. Doodles pt 2- drinks, wreaths, ugly sweaters and more

      4:15
    • 6. Doodles pt3- gingerbread house, ornaments, cards and more

      5:09
    • 7. Doodles pt4- hot chocolate, cookies, mistletoe and more

      4:45
    • 8. Doodles pt5- nutcracker, presents and more

      5:36
    • 9. Coloring xmas

      5:18

About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to make a Christmas activity advent calendar! A Christmas activity advent calendar is a great way to keep up the holiday spirit every day leading up to Christmas in a low-stress way. It also serves as a great way to spread out some of your seasonal responsibilities (like buying presents and making cards) throughout the month. 

We will walk through selecting your list of activities, a seasonal task for each day ranging from buying presents to decorating to trying new recipes, and then will set up a cute calendar to show off your daily activities. 

This class works to your needs so you are able to set up a calendar of whatever length of time you want. If near a month is too much for you, do 2 weeks, a week, or f5 days :)

Additionally, my doodles will serve as ideas and recommendations that you are able to base your own off of.

This class is great for beginners and walks you through step by step, but is also fun for more experienced students who can use what I show on screen as inspiration for more complex designs and drawings!

This class is great in a digital format as well as for those who prefer writing by hand. (For those working with pen and paper, I would recommend sketching in pencil first:)

Transcripts

1. Intro: Hello, and welcome to my class on making Christmas activity admin calendars. So in this class we're going to be making super, super cute page that's going to give you christmas activities to do every day for the month of December leading up until Christmas. You can also customize it to be 12 days or the full 25 days. Or if you wanted to, you could do seven days. It really does not matter. But it's just going to get you in the jingle season mood. So whatever activities you wanted to do before Christmas, this is a great way to spread them out and make sure that you do them and, you know, just have a good holiday. So a little bit about me. My name is Manny, and I'm going to be teaching this course in the past. I've done a couple other doodling courses on skill share, so feel free to check them out if you want to. This class is going to be fairly easy. I would not say it's for advanced at all, but it's fun to unwind and relax. Sometimes. I've worked really hard to make this course as easy to follow along with as possible. So you should have no problems with following alone. Part of the class is going to be for making the list of all the activities you're gonna do. So everything that I write down here, that's going to be part of the list. And then the other part is going to be drawing doodles, making it look aesthetically pleasing. Having something that you can look at, you know, throughout this time to keep you motivated. This class works on digital format and also paper format. So depending on how you want to do it, do you want to draw it in by hand and you have some really cool water colors that you want to paint with? Yes, go ahead and do that. If you want to follow along, I'm procreate, which is platform I use. You can also do that. Or if you know, you're, you have another thing that you prefer. So if you like the Adobe suite, then you can go ahead and do that as well. It really does not matter. I am very, very excited to start this class. So if any of the things I talked about interested you, go ahead and click on the next video. We will be making our Christmas lists and all the activities that we wanna do. 2. Picking activities: Hello, Hello, and welcome to the first video in my series on making Christmas Advent telomeres. Well, the first video that actually has instructions Today we're going to meet making the list of all the activities that we will be adding to our counter. So instead of just having you write the list on the legitimate sheet that you're going to use for your actual calendar. I feel like that's way too scary. And I wouldn't want you to draw out the entire beautiful looking calendar, have it all set up, and then write the wrong thing or something. So this is going to be kind of like our practice round. We're going to have on a separate sheet of paper or in the Notes app or complete list. And then we're gonna reorder it, make sure it's perfect. Then we're gonna carried over, so carrying it over, drawing it on the other sheet, that's going to be an entirely different video for this one, we're just going to be talking about making the list. So the first thing we're gonna do is kind of thinking categories, right? So are you going to have, here are some baking things. I want to bake these things or some cooking, or is it going to be oh, I'd like to volunteer here and here. Okay, that's getting me a category. So I want you to kinda just brainstorm categories for now. Is there any sort of family traditions you wanna do? Okay, let's put them in a separate category, decorating the house. Let's put that in a separate categories. Just kind of thinking your head, maybe write something down what you kind of want your categories to be. And then we're going to write our 25 things on our list or 12, however many you feel like you want. Okay, so on my list I have a couple baking and cooking things and then I also have some decoration. Thanks. And I just want to remember, okay, I don't want to put them back to back. That's super important. And I also have some traditions. So let's get started. The first thing I wanna do is recognize what's gonna be time-sensitive, right? So there's going to be some things that you really just have to get done in the beginning of the month or else they're not gonna be ready. So you don't want to take it to be taking your christmas photos on the 14th if it takes 20 days to develop the photo because then you're definitely document it by Christmas. If you're that's not how the actual timeline works, but you get what I mean. So the first thing I'm going to put on my list is having a holiday photo shoot. So this is going to be me and my family taking photos for Christmas. So that's going to be the first thing on my list. That's for December first. Okay, so then I also decided that I needed to have wishlist made very, very early in the season, right? You don't want to make your wishlist really late and then no one has time to buy you gifts or you don't have time to buy gifts for other people. So I'm going to have wishlist B, the second thing in December. And then I am buying Christmas pajamas. So I know that some people do this the day before Christmas. So on Christmas Eve you put them on and they wear them on Christmas night accurately see the point in that. Why would you buy it to only habit for like the last day of the season? I like to have them pretty early, but I also don't want to be wearing them in like November. So I'm gonna put them on the third. And then for the fourth, I decided that I would start and decorations. And for decorations I thought, okay, it's probably going to be smartest just to do them back to back. Because you don't want to like get the box of Christmas decorations out or men have to like, wait hassle, we'd put declarations in a separate part of the hops, right? So the first thing I wanted to decorate was the mantle. So that's hanging up the stockings. Put the hall, yup, that kind of thing. And then also on the fifth, I wanted to decorate the tree. That way now I have the tree and I have my mantle decorated. 01. I also had quite a few food and drink ideas on wait lists, so I wanted to get one of those out of the way. Hopefully, if I had something I liked in the beginning of the month that I could continue having it for the rest of the month. So I thought, okay, I'll have a new holiday drink on the sixth. Seventh is a Monday. So I'm trying to keep in mind sort of the day of the week this is happening on. And I know that I will be very, very busy on the setter. So I thought, OK, what can I do that's not going to take a lot of time, but will be useful in the 18 days I had left in the Christmas season, I decided, okay, I want to make a playlist that way I have all my favorite jams ready to go for wherever I happen to have free time to listen to them. For the eighth, I wanted to get started on some of the crafts and I had going and I know this one would take me a couple hours to do if I really wanted to do it very well. So I wanted to make my wreath on the eighth because I had a little bit of free time. So the atheists for making a wreath, if you feel like you are too busy or something, you can totally rearrange what I'm writing. You know, again, feel free to customize this how you want to. So on the night, I was going to be fairly busy. I wanted to do something easy and cooking really it because I wanted to get some of the food once out of the way. And for the ninth, I decided to make smores making smarts takes maybe four or five minutes and you know, maybe longer if I wanted to have more. But it's really easy and it really doesn't require having a wood fire. You can pretty much do it, you know, just using your kitchen stove top and it works great. So I wanted to do something like that. On the tenth, I decided to try something new that I've never done before. So I wanted to make hand-made ugly sweaters. So for this, you can go full out. You could knit something or you could buy a sweatshirt from like Michael's and glue some stuff onto it. You can do like a little party where you have your friends come over and I'll make them depending on how you wanted to do back. I kinda funny to remind myself to make this not an intensive process, right? Like I wanted to keep this chill. So what can you do that till, and also funding Christmas, he have a movie night. Watch them hallmark movies, watch the classics, Watch die-hard. To 12 is a Saturday. So I knew a lot of people would be available, so I decided that I would have a gingerbread house competition on the 12th. This is where you split your family, your friends into teams, and then you buy a couple gingerbread house kids and you compete to make them look the coolest. This is always a hit in my family and I wanted to make sure to do it this Christmas season so that we are exactly halfway through with our lists. So I want you to look yours over and seeing what have you done, what have you not done? What do you want to add to it? Okay. So then for the 13th, I decided I wanted to put a put in just a family classic that's super easy to do, drive around and look at the lights. It takes like three hours, may be if you really do the full thing, full out, and it's at night and it's super easy to fit into your schedule. So I figured the 13th would be a great time to do that. And that is true to realize, oh no, I actually knew like genuine preparation step. So 14 this for writing cards, you have to get those done. For the 15th. I went ahead and decided that I would do ornament decorations on this day. It's a big tradition in my family to just have a day where we all work on making some ornaments and we add them to the tree. Or tree has tons of ornaments from over the years. So it's just a cute thing that you can do and it takes not too long. So the 16th is the next day that we're going to talk about and it's also the day that in my scheduled my relatives are flying in. So I want you to keep in mind kinda again, what's going on in your calendar? What do you need to account for? And on the 16th, I wanted to make sure there was something that everyone could enjoy, the young and old. And so I decided to set up a hot cocoa bar. This is where it, you buy some hot cocos that you wouldn't normally buy. You know, you get some flavors of different types that you haven't tried yet. And you get different milks, different marshmallows, and you set them up so people can make their own hot cocoa. I think it's a really fun idea. We'll see how it helps. The 17th, what's pretty basic. It's one week before Christmas almost. So I just decided to have a day to hang up the mistletoe. I don't really know if this is the specific David View. I'm sure there's some sort of traditional date you're supposed to be that but, you know, I decided the 17th was the dashboard. And then on the 18th I decided to have a donation date where I would go maybe I cleaned up my house at some point and I can go donate some of the clothes that I had or maybe I there's a donation drive going on in my neighborhood. That would be my date to donate. I'm not exactly sure what I wanna do yet since we're still so far out from Christmas, but that would be my date for that. Genuinely donating is probably one of the best things about the Christmas season. Being able to help someone else out is just so much better than buying things for yourself. So try to add that to your list. If you haven't already. The closer we get to Christmas, the more likely that you will be spending a lot of time with family. So on the 19th or decided to bake cookies, it's something that little kids love, but also, you know, adults love to. So it was a good thing to have with that same logic. The 20th was going to be the secret Santa exchange date. If maybe you wanted to, you could buy them all in one day while everyone just goes through the store at once. But the 20th would definitely not be the day for that. Then killed a lot of the stuff. We read it from the store, make sure to keep that in mind. And then the next day was the low-quality British Secret Santa. It's tacky gift it. So tacky gift exchanges is kinda where either you all go to the store on those days that the store entirely rated and you buy like a viewer's things about embarrass, stupid stuff that, you know, really people would never use but are so funny and you just, you know, it's a good memory. Or you buy them before when the $1 section at target comes out and you go and you buy the really ugly-looking Gnome. And whoever you get for your exchange would Absolutely. Then we are landing on the last couple days. So for the 22nd, I wanted to I'm trying a new dish, so this could already be something you're doing, doing like a practice run for some of the new things you're cooking for Christmas. Or you could just try a new thing and maybe you end up cooking it on Christmas. Maybe you don't end with only three days left or two days before Christmas, I decided to have something chill on the 23rd, making a DIY Craft. So something that might be a gift, maybe it's just something low key to unwind. And then on the 24th, I have plans to go out and buy some sort of nutcracker or decor by the 24th initially stuff, it's pretty cheap. And I think Christmas shopping, it's even more fun when Christmas is super close, but you are buying it from the next year. So keep that in mind. If you don't like that idea then just at the beginning of your month. And lastly, it's Christmas Day. On Christmas day, I wrote video because on Christmas I think it's always a cool idea for those family members that happened to not be able to come to your Christmas to record a video and be like, Hi, whatever your name is, high hope you have a Merry Christmas and you send them like, you're well wishing to your thoughts, and then you just send it your way. It's a lot better than just a text or sending a card in the mail. I think a video really just hold a lot more emotion. And with that in your list is done. So at the end, I have a couple more reminders just to kind of help you out. If you still have not finished your list. And go ahead and feel free to play back any bits you want to hear again. So the first thing is you need to remember to me Practical, do not have crazy, crazy plans. You're never gonna do it. The whole thing about this is it's kind of like, you know, a very, very realistic thing that you can do every day. And then also, you want to make sure to remember your timeline. So don't have things that you can't reach to the deadlines that you actually need to do. For Christmas gifts. You cannot get them on Christmas Eve. It's not going to happen. And if you're shipping things, you need to understand that not everything is today shipping, you know, some things are gonna take weeks. You know, you have to make sure that those things I think you're aware of. And lastly, this is supposed to be a thing that's fun every day. So don't overdo it. Don't overwhelm yourself. You don't need to do that. Just make sure that everything is something attainable and kind of easy you can do every day. And I think it will definitely boost the Christmas MOOC. And in the next video, we will be talking about how we want to set up the legitimate page of what your admin calendar is going to look like. I hope I see you in the next one. 3. Layout : Hey y'all, and welcome to the layout section of this class. In this part we're gonna talk about how we're going to set up the background so that we can add things in later. Okay, let's get started. So the first thing you wanna do is you're going to want to write Christmas activity. I meant calendar in the center of the page. You can title this however you want to. The way I am doing is I have Christmas curved at the top, and then I have Advent calendar curved at the bottom, and then I have activity down the center. I would recommend if you're doing this in pen or on paper, you want to start out with pencil because as you can see, kinda mess it up several times with a block your writing, you wanna make sure that certain strokes are thicker. And so some of the downwards once I like to have really thick and then the sideways ones a little bit thinner. And then also you want to make sure that the curve is like accurately located. So feel free to play around with this. Yeah, just mess around with it. I liked activity to be a little bit skinnier, so that's kinda why I did it that way. And then once you are done writing your words out, you can embellish however you want. So the way I did that, I didn't little I don't know, little strokes coming out of that side. I thought it looked Q and then some underlines, just make it look like a title. And now for all my digital format friends, we're gonna go ahead and make sure that everything is centrally located. So real quick, I'm just going to make sure that I move it to the center. I'm not going to use exact grid because I do want it to look kinda handwritten and fun. So just kinda eyeball it or if you want you can pull your grid out, but yeah, just make sure it's in the center and then we're gonna move on to adding the dates. So for the next step, we are going to be drawing circles. And you're going to want to draw as many circles as you have for the amount of days you're doing. So if you're doing the full Advent calendar, that's going to be 25 days. Maybe you're doing the entire month of December. You know, you just want to make sure that you have the specific amount and they're going to be different sizes. So you're gonna want some big ones and small ones and then you're going to want to distribute them throughout the page. Now for me, I kind of like them to look imperfect. So if you have like a like a circle shape on like Photoshop or something, you can do that. But I kinda like the slight unevenness and then I just had it slightly corrected to be a little ellipse looking shape that's, you know, we're circular. If you're going in by hands, you can just find things around your house that are circles on the bottom and just trace around it or you could totally freehand it. So here I am just going to be copy-pasting like circle and making 25 of them. And then I'm going to resize them. So I'm going to speed this up and go ahead and do that on your own. For everyone who is doing this digitally, I would recommend going ahead and making each circle its own layer. And then you can just move them around easier. It, it helps you visualize it a little bit better. And then again, use pencil. If you are drawing by hand with your circle sizes, you're gonna wanna make sure that they are big enough to fit whatever you need to do. So if you are drawing on physical paper than you need to make sure that it's big enough that you can draw whatever you want to on the inside. And then if you're doing it online, you need to make sure that it's big enough that it won't become pixelated when you zoom in. So just figured that out. And then we're gonna move on to labeling the numbers so that it's truly a calendar. So once you have finished adding up all of your circles, we're gonna go head and turn them into ornaments. So these are gonna be those little ball ornamental. Pretty sure that everyone uses them on their trees. It's kinda like filler. So when you are numbering these guys, you can do it in a multitude of ways. You could either do it in rows. So you can have, Here's 1234 all in one row, or you can go ahead and set it up so that they're kinda randomly spaced. I decided to do randomly spaced. So the way that you're gonna make these into ornaments, because right now we just have kinda of an ugly-looking circle is by drawing a little sort of rectangle shape at the stops. So we're gonna draw an up line and then went to the site and then went down. And then above that we are going to draw a little half circle. And then on the inside we're just going to number it and then we're going to keep going with this. Now, I didn't want to be too confused with the locations. So I did decide a kind of clumped the numbers together, but I did it sort of randomly. So it's like 123 are in the general similar location, but they're also not like in a row. And that's kinda how I wanted to do this. With these, you just wanna make sure that, you know, there are a variety of sizes because the circles are also a variety of sites. This, and you want to make sure that they're not all facing up. So some are going to face left something they're gonna face to the right. Some are going to be up, some are going to be upside down because we want this to kind of look like, I don't know that box do you store all of your ornaments and and it's just like randomly about they're not going to be super organized. But if you wanted to and you don't like how this looks, you could make them all facing straight up. Again, this is really customizable to how you want to do it. So just go ahead and label all them however you want to. And then that's going to be it. After we have labeled them all. The last thing I'm gonna do is just make sure that all my layers are in order so that when I move on to drawing on top of them, it's not going to be too confusing and I can still move things around. Yeah. But if you're drawing on paper, you're completely finished. That's going to be it. And I can't wait to see you in the next video when we start to write in our little activities and we also start to draw our doodles. 4. Doodles pt1- christmas tree, stockings, pjs and more: Hello and welcome to the Christmas doodle portion of this course where we're just going to be doing on our calendar and adding all those little Christmas Eve drawings. Ok, so the first thing we're gonna do is so far we have not written in any of the titles yet. So what I want you to do is pause this video and go ahead and get your sheet out where you have all of the dates separated. And I want you to copy that over if you haven't done so yet, so titled them and just draw it in. You can do it straight across, you can curb and a little really just depends on what you want. And once you've done that, we can start drawing. So for our first thing, I have holiday photo shoot and for this I wanted to draw a camera, basically the doodle. So you're gonna pick this just something easy that kinda matches the theme. For the camera. I'm going to first draw a rectangle with curved edges. And then I'm gonna go in and draw a circle that's off-center from the lens. And then I'm just going to draw some lines coming out of it. And I'm going to go ahead and make it look more real lens. And then for some last minute details all add the flashing and then whatever buttons that are on a campus or not really entirely sure how they work. And then for dimension, I'm just going to thicken up some of the lines on the left side and that's good for the little camera. Not everyone has the same activities. So obviously that he's doodles are just going to be somewhat inspiration. Okay, so let's move on to the second one. So for this, I'm going to be drawing me a little note book because I have a wishlist. If you have something that a notebook could apply to, this would be a great idea to draw it in there. So I'm going to start out by drawing just a simple rectangle and then a little pen shapes. So this is just going to be longer rectangle, like a little part coming out and then a pointy tip. And then we're going to draw lines along the way. And then for the notebook, just to make it look like a genuine notebook, I'm just gonna draw a little rings around it. And for this you wanna make sure that, you know it, it follows along with the shapes so you don't want a full circle, but other than that, that's pretty much it. And then we're just going to draw lines. And the third thing on my list is buying Christmas pajamas. So I wanted to just draw kinda cute looking set of pajamas. So for this, I'm going to start out with drawing the color and you're just going to want to draw a triangular. Should you put the little triangle cutting out? And then I'm going to draw the rest of the shirt. So just creating a basic shirt outline. And then I'm gonna go in with the pants. And that's just going to be two rectangles kinda put together and just draw little details on it. Again, feel free to add whatever detailed you want. If you want to add polka dots, you can whatever you want. For a fourth thing I'm going to be drawing stockings. This is for decorating the mantle, so just hang them on top the fireplace. For this, we're going to draw some essentially just stalking sock shapes. So you're going to start drying up. And then you're going to curve down and that's just going to be the foot. And then you're going to go up again. And then you're going to have a little rectangle at the top for decoration. And I did this three different times. So down, curve around and then up and then the stocking chip. For this, you wanna make sure that you aren't getting two square towed, then it doesn't really look like talking. So I went ahead and curved out the ends after I looked back at them. And then like always, we're going to add definition because it does not look too cute right now. So I'm just gonna make sure all the lines are in various thicknesses and just make sure it looks really clean. And then to decorate, I decided to add some bows. So to do this, I'm basically just going to draw two rounded triangles with a little circle in the center and then some irregular little rectangles coming down. And then I'll just clean it up. And for dimension, I'll add two lines coming out of this Center. And I'm just going to be this two more times. So two triangles, a little dot in the center, the ribbons coming down and then the lines and cleanup. And once we are done, what that's going to be it for the stockings. Now, I am going to have one more activity Doodle for this part and then I'm going to move on to part two. So for the last part of part one, we're going to have decorating the tree. Now for here, I just wanted to draw a tree, very easy, just classic Christmas tree. So to do this, I'm going to start out by drawing a triangular shape with little sections coming off and cut it. Triangle portion. So I'm just making kind of a uneven triangle shape. And then at the bottom I'm going to just add a kind of rounded out rectangle that's going to be the truck. And now it's time to decorate the tree. So I'm just going to draw some squiggly lines running across that are going to represent the different levels of the tree. And then some lines going across just as decoration and then some different ornaments. And that's going to be how we're going to decorate the tree. And once you're done with that, feel free to go in and clean up a little. I don't know, uneven parts that you just don't like how it looks. So zoom out or step away and look back and just clean it up as you go. So for me, I felt like the tree needed to store for sure. And then also some of the lines were looking a little messy and not very clean. So I just went ahead and erased and read true what I wanted to fix. Personally, I would recommend kind of outlining the outside of everything just so it pops a little bit more because this is a very duly looks, so we don't need to make it look realistic. What's outlined the edges. And that is it for the first part of drawing the doodles. I can't wait to see you in the next part. 5. Doodles pt 2- drinks, wreaths, ugly sweaters and more: Hey, hello and welcome to part two of adding the drawings. So for D6, I wanted to draw a healthy drink. Easy enough, just draw something that would festive. And for that, I just am going to draw a simple cup. So to draw the cup, all you're gonna do is you're going to start out by drawing a kind of cue shape on the bottom and then a circle at the top. And then you're gonna go in and draw either a straw or a cinnamon stick or something. I think this would be more like a stick that's kinda thicker. And then where the bottom of the stick is, you're just going to draw another circle that's gonna go around it. And then I added another little line on the bottom to look like one of those cups that has the thick layer of glass at the bottom. And then all I'm gonna do for the seventh is simply just draw a 2 eighth notes are beamed together. So this is just another music symbol, really easy. Uranus start by drawing two lines and then you're in and draw the note head and then two more lines to going down and then the other note head and just connect them. This is really simple. You can just follow along here. And then moving onto the next one, I'm going to be drawing a wreath. So this is really, really simple and easy doodle that you could use all the time. So we are going to start out with drawing the bow. So to draw the bow, we're just going to draw little ovular clumps. So these are going to be where the ribbons are gonna fold over the top. So we're just going to go in and do both. And once you're all filled him with those, you're gonna go ahead and add two little rectangular ribbon pieces coming off the bottom. And then it's time to draw the reads. So for the first time, make us kinda messy, just little scratchy looking reshapes. So draw two little circles very unevenly. And then you can go in and reshape it so that it's even the way you want it to be. And then once you have it exactly the way you want to, you can add little decoration. So for this, I'm going to add a ribbon shape. And then some, I believe they're called Holly's Little berries. So we're just gonna go in and draw those for the ribbons. You wanna make sure they're curved and not just coming straight down. Because again, you are wrapping around the curved sort of 3D object. You want to make it look a little bit 3D. I'm right. And then once you have it exactly the way you want it, you've lined it up all perfect for yourself. We're going to move on to s'mores. So for the smaller and so this is a very easy thing to draw and I think it's kinda fun. Alright, so for this smaller, which we're gonna do is you're going to first draw in the graham crackers. So this is going to be a square shape, but you're gonna have it kind of in a diamond to positioning because it's not really front-facing. You're also gonna wanna curb some of the edges, but also keeps them sharp. And then on top you're just going to create the grid shape that Graham tigers have. Then it's for the Marshmallow, you just kinda draw an oval underneath. And then the chocolate. This is going to be in a square shape, but it's going to be tripping over the square that's gonna go underneath it. So clean this up. I'd like to add kind of occur to make the graham crackers look 3D. And that is it for making the s'mores. For day ten, I hadn't making ugly sweaters, so we're just gonna go ahead and draw an ugly sweater. So to do this, you're first going to start out with just a general shirt shape. And this is going to be long sleeve. And then at the bottom we're going to have this leaves and then the tight parts. So that neck is going to be a crew neck and then there's going to be an extra line between the risks and also the stomach band. And then we're just going to add detail stripped so you can decorate this. However, you would decorate an ugly sweater. I just decided to have it in kind of like a grandma style, you know, add in some drawings on top. So I'm going to add in a little Christmas tree. We're going to make the little lines and just add details. Have R two. And that is it for the second part. So we have now made it to day ten, and today 11 is next. I'll see you next video. Bye. 6. Doodles pt3- gingerbread house, ornaments, cards and more: Hey he all, and welcome to the third part of the drawing section of this course. So let's get started. For movie night. I wanted to draw some movie theater style popcorn. So to do this, you're just going to draw two lines and then a little kind of Z shape in between. And then you're just going to connect the lines and then draw little kernel shapes. So either just maybe clustering clumpy little circles. This one's really simple and really cute. You can use this futile outside of Christmas rungs, Dino, Maybe you want to draw some popcorn for literally any other time with you. And you can totally do that. We get will look cute in bullet journal spreads or something like that. So the next thing we're going to draw in a gingerbread house. So to do this, we are going to start out by drawing a rectangle at an angle. So this is going to be glee, left part of the roof. And then for the other half, we're just going to draw another line coming down. And then we're going to draw a line and then connect them. And then we're going to draw the base of the house and make sure that this is again at an angle. And then we're just going to draw the door on. This should be really simple. Him decorate this however you want. And now you have the gingerbread house kind of outline. And from there we're going to add the little decorations. So for decorations, I am first going to start out with just creating the outline of everything that's going to be on the house. And then I'm going to go in and add the icing. So for icing, this is just going to look like, you know, kind of just basic drip Venus for just going to add them. And we're gonna put that anywhere that there would be a scene. And then we're also going to add global hinge or rooftop, I believe is what they're called. So we're going to add the roof tiles on. And this is just going to be creating a scallop effect. And the little points of the scallop are going to be where the other point is. So they're not going to be like straight on top of each other. They're going to be slightly shifted each time. So once I have finished out with that, I'm going to go ahead and add the windows. So I'm gonna draw a window's kinda like those a-squared pretzels. So just very little detail. Just simple window with a cross in the middle. And then on top of that, I'm going to add the Einstein. And then I'm also gonna go ahead and add some icing ish details. Going where the roof hits the house and then on the top. And then also I'm going to add a sort of Toomey situation in with icing there as well. And once I finished all, I'm just gonna go ahead and add some simple candy canes. And so this is just going to be creating that curved shape. And then to make the candy cane effect, I'm just gonna draw some lines in. So next I'm going to be doing Christmas lights. So for this, I'm going to start out by drawing a kind of curved line and that's going to be the wire. And then from there I'm going to draw a little square shapes coming out of it. And then the bulbs which are just going to be tear drop shapes. And you'll notice here my lines are really thin compared to how the rest has been. And I could notice that and I'm like, oh no, I need to fix it. So I'm just gonna go and thicken these up. I really like this design. I think it's really simple and I think it's very, very cute. So for writing Christmas cards, I'm just gonna draw some simple Christmas cards. Yeah, we're just going to draw one card and then an envelope. So I'm going to start out with kind of an irregular rectangle. And then on the other side, I'm going to have the other half peeking out. It doesn't have to look perfect. This is not really realistic to how a card would open, but the fact that it's not even kind of makes it look like a card. And then I'm going to decorate it like I would decorate a card. You can do whatever you want on the front. I decided to you a heart with a Christmas tree in the middle. And the fact that it's tiny was really a struggle for me. But we've gotten to work. And then at the top, I am just writing Mary. And then at the bottom I'm going to write x minuss. We've, I couldn't fake christmas in. And then I'm going to draw an envelope as the second part of this because I felt like I needed to fill the space more. So in start by drawing a rectangle and then I'm going to have two lines coming in. And then instead of just having like a sticker or nothing there, I decided to put a heart. Okay. And for the last day in this part, we're about to go and do day 15. So four, day 15, that is going to be making custom ornaments. So for this, I just wanted to do kind of like a little simple painting sort of doodle. So I'm going to start by drawing a paintbrush. So this is going to be a teardrop shape with an oval connected to it and then whatever lines in detailing you want to. And then I put a little line on the teardrop. And then also, I'm just going to draw a basic ornament, just like we did before with creating the ornament and you can decorate it however you want to. I just drew snowman and that is it. And with that, I'm just going to finish up with some tiny details. And that is it for this section. So in the next one we're going to be doing part four of the dual. So that is going to mean we only have ten total days left to draw, and then we just have to color, and that's it. Alright, I will see you in the next one. 7. Doodles pt4- hot chocolate, cookies, mistletoe and more: Do you all and welcome to part four of the doodle section of this course. So we are going to start by drawing some hot chocolate. So to do this, I'm going to start by drawing the mugs. So you're just going to draw a cylinder and then we're going to have a line and then another curve coming out. So that's going to be the handle. And then I'm just going to simply draw in sudden little rounded out squares that are gonna be the marshmallows. Make sure that they're smaller and not to fake or else they're going to be way to bake dimensionally. I'm also gonna go ahead and draw some swirls. And so that's going to be kind of like the mixed in hot chocolate. And then I'm just going to add some detail on the mug. And the next thing we're going to draw is missiles. Whoa, this is probably the most complicated thing on the entire page. So we're going to talk to you a pretty slowly. We're gonna start out by drawing a bow. So this is exactly like how we drew the boats for the stockings. It's just gonna be two rounded out triangles with a dot in the center and the tube little rectangle shooting out. Then at the top we're going to draw some springs. So that's just going to be rectangles and little lines at the top. Then we're going to draw lines and coming out of them are gonna be dots and then also longer Ople's. So first, draw one of the lines and then the dots. And then we're gonna go in and draw these o volt around. And then we're going to fill in that space that it creates a large enough clump that it fills in where all the dots are. And sometimes they're going to be longer, sometimes they're gonna be shorter. Sometimes you might want to add more lines with the leaves coming out and you're just going to create kind of a mess of mistletoe. I personally think that it looks good when there's a lot clumped together, but you can make it a little bit more sparse, if you would prefer. Okay, that's it for the mistletoe. The next thing that we're gonna do is create a little design for their donations. So I thought about a lot of possible things we could do here. I thought about maybe creating like organization logos of who I would be donating to you. But since I don't know yet, I just decided to draw a cardboard box with some clothes hanging out, like going to donate it to Salvation Army. So to set up the box, the first thing we're gonna do is just draw a simple rectangle at the front. So we're just going to draw a line down, one going to the side, one up and one above it. Just a simple rectangle. And then coming off of the side of it, we're gonna have another little rectangle, but this one's gonna be at an angle so that we can make it 3D. Then we're going to draw the clothes on top. These do not have to look good. They can literally just be lumps and you might want to add patterns onto them. So little rectangles or stripes or whatever. And you want some hanging out its decide further the way I'm doing it. So you want it to look like there's so much that it's like hanging out. And the scarf has some fringe going on, add texture, it doesn't really matter. And then that is simply for the second to last thing we're going to be doing is we are going to be creating Christmas cookies. Now, I think these are soap Undo Draw because it's really, really simple. You just create an outline or some sort of shape you like. And then you can add details on top and you can also set them up to look 3D. So here's how we're gonna do this. The first one I'm going to draw is going to be a Christmas tree. So this is just gonna be a really simple cut out of a Christmas tree. And then going on the left side, I'm going to add dimension to it, but we're not gonna do that. Yeah, I'm going to create all the outlines. Okay, so for the candy cane, it's just some candy cane. And then I'm going to add a little outline coming off the side. So it's just gonna create a border and make it look more 3D. I'm also going to go ahead and do a gingerbread man as well. So that's just gonna be a simple Gingerbread looking guy, the outlines and then also a little face on him. Alright, and then for the last design in this section, we are going to be doing the secret Santa. So for this, we're going to be drawing a little gift, and we're also going to be drawing in question marks, these kinda like a secret question mark. I don't know. I didn't want to just draw gifts because I felt like that would be too basic. To start out, we're going to draw a square, but it's going to have rounded edges. And then down the center of it, we're going to have a line going through. And then we're going to have it in kind of a T-shape. And then on the top we are going to draw a bow. And so this is going to be really similar to the Bose we were derived earlier. It's just gonna be two triangles and then the little lines and then some rectangles coming out. And then we're going to have it where the ribbon is a little bit cut, so a triangle was cut out of it. And then I'm just gonna go ahead and do a bubble letters style question mark. And then I'm just gonna make it 3D by adding some lines going around it. And that's it. Alright, I can't wait to see you in the last installment of the doodles. 8. Doodles pt5- nutcracker, presents and more: Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the last student part of this course. I am very, very excited to get finished with this. To, let's get started. Let's start on the Tukey gift exchange. So for this, we're just going to draw a simple gift box to start how we're gonna do the top part. So this is just going to be he rectangular prism, but it's going to be kind of smushed down. Then for the bowl on top, we're going to do six or so little ribbon loops. So these are just some look like petals on a flower. And then we're going to add the ribbons coming down. So these are just going to run parallel to the lines of the box. And then we're going to create the line going slower, but this time it's going to go into a little bit more. And that way we create this 3D shape and then we're just going to finish off the box. Our next fetal is just going to be a giant pot because it's going to fit our activity of trying a new holiday dish. So first we're just going to create a basic kind of cylinder shape. Then we are going to draw a bigger circle on top with a little handle. And then the circle is going to have a brim on it. And then we're going to have two handles coming out the side. And those are just going to curve forward, kind of a new shapes. You can follow along with the video and pause if you want to add any details that I have. And then we're just gonna go and clean it up. And then since I felt like it was looking a little bit sparse, I decided to add a cutting board in the bank. So that's just going to be this kind of irregular looking shape. New added dot in it automatically is recognizable as a cutting board and then also a oven mitt. And that's, it's really that simple. And we're going to move on to the next one now, for the next design, we are going to be trying for a DIY. So I'm going to start out by drawing a pair of scissors. That's just gonna be too little blades. They're gonna be little half-moon shapes. And then there's a circle in the middle and then two little handles. And yeah, it's a really simple and looks like scissors. I'm sure you could do a more complex version if you wanted to, but I like this one. It's pretty simple and easy to do. Then I'm gonna go ahead and draw a pencil in. So this is just going to be a cylinder and then it has a point at the top. And then I'm going to draw little lines. And then below that, i'm just going to draw two sheets of paper stacked on top of each other. And so I'm just going to draw two different little squares. You can decorate the sheets however you want to. I decided to go ahead and draw a snowflake in there. To do the snowflake, it's gonna be really simple. You're just going to draw the center, which we're gonna lace in London on top of each other. And then on the edges you can draw some little V's coming out and connect them however you want to. It's going to look cute no matter how much you mess it up. So don't worry too much about it. And once you are finished with that, if it is looking a little bit too busy, you can go ahead and sticking up the top layers. So taken up the pencil out a little shadow and then also add a little bit of a shadow on the scissors. Alright, next we're going to draw a Nutcracker, and this is for Christmas Eve. This one is going to be really easy to do, but it's going to look really complicated once you've finished. So it's always very exciting. So first it's going to be a rectangle with a crown on top and then a little curve above the crown. And then you are going to draw the hair toughs on the side and a simple mustache. And then you are going to do the mouth. So this is the part that actually chomped the crackers. And then a square nose and eyes. And the eyes are going to be lower than the nos. And then you can do eyebrows. Would you want to? And then you're going to finish off the mouth. And these are going to have lines for the teeth. And then you want to draw the cape in. So this is going to be too little irregular, rectangular shapes with lines coming down from them. And then for the hands that are just going to be in little circles. And on the right side, the hand is going to be coming down. And then on the left side he's going to be holding a bit of a stack. And then you just complete and I'm a little bit of detail and that's it. You can customize them to be however you want. And if you want to pause at any point and just copy down something that you missed. I know this is very detailed, so go ahead and do that. And the last thing we are doing is just going to be a computer screen with a play button on it. This is for the video and it's going to be really, really easy to do. So the first thing you're gonna do is draw the computer. This is going to consist of two concentric rectangles. I think that's the word for that. One's gonna be inside the other one. And then on the bottom there's gonna be a long skinny rectangle. And that's going to be important where the keyboard goes. And for this, you're going to want to make sure that the proportions look good to you before you move on. So I'm just going to make a couple of quick adjustments and then we are going to go to the Play button. So all a play button is, is a triangle with a circle on the outside. It's a very, very simple. And then also I wanted to create the kind of speed through bar at the bottom. So for that, that's just going to be a Play button at the side. And then a bar that's partially filled in. For the bar at the bottom. You wanna make sure that the limestone look too messy. And you also want to make sure that they don't look too thick. And so all I'm gonna do is just make sure to thicken up all those lines and make them look really even. And that's it. I hope that you enjoyed the doodle portion of this course. And we have a one part left. We're just going to be coloring it and then we will be finished. I'll see you in the next one. 9. Coloring xmas: Hey guys and welcome to the last video in this course. It's going to be about coloring the all our activity calendar. Okay, so let's get started. Our first step is going to be picking a color scheme. So I wanted to do is to really minimalistic Lee, not like fully coloring anything. So I'm gonna go ahead and pick a color scheme that's going to be red, green, and some various browns. And that's going to be it for me. And, and I'm setting it up on procreate so that when I'm drawing on is not going to be absolute Pasi. So it's going to look like I'm highlighting, I liked that body but I wasn't really doing for full color. But you could go ahead and do that if you wanted to. It was my personal opinion. Backs wanted it to be low capacity. So who, as you can see here, I'm starting out with the reds and I'm basically just going to zoom out and color every single thing on this page, bread, that's supposed to be red and it's gonna take a while. So I am going to go ahead and speed this because this is really not an intensive process. I'm just kind of doing a slightly messy color. I'm not spreading the color everywhere, but I'm also not being super specific about coloring exactly within the lines. And then also with the red, I'm going to go ahead and help accent the title of this. So for the word Christmas, I'm going to outline it in red. However, you will notice that I am doing a drop shadow techniques. So this is when you're using the color and the background to accent it. And it's all going to be in one direction. So in this one it's all going to be to the left and below the letters. So here I'm just going to add some color to the left and below. And then I'm also going to go in and do Advent calendar as well. With this one, I'm going to be on the left and below. Once we are done with that, it's time to go into the next color and the next color is going to be eight Brown. So I'm just gonna go and select the Brown that I want. And once I have done that, I'm going to go ahead and color all of the Browns. For this brown, I'm gonna go in with a lighter brown. So I'm just going to correct the color after I try it out. And then I'm just going to color everything in. So I'm going to speed it up. Now. Go ahead and color all of your browns in. And once I'm complete with all of the brown, I'm going to go ahead and switch to green. And I'm also going to look around and see if there's anything that I miss. So sometimes I'll forget to add something red. So this whole time I'm just observing in case I mess something, the green unbent slept is going to be kind of a dark green. I wanted it to match the Christmas tree volume and for that I want to darker green, especially considering that we're working with a low opacity. So here is me coloring everything green. And it's going to be very, very fast. And you'll see that as I go on some pens, I'm making corrections. So after I finished the majority of the green, I'm going to go in and color in some of the red that I missed and also some of the brown. One. Honestly this is so relaxing process of just going really slowly uncovering all these in. So take your time and don't worry about it, just pause until you finish. So once you are all done with that, we are going to go into the next step. And you can totally get creative with your coloring. You can add new powders, whatever you wanna do. But as you see here, I start to notice that o simply having one brown, one green, and one red is not doing it. Like I need one darker color because I have nothing for this chocolate. I went ahead and I pick a very, very dark brown that kind of worked as a grid. And I'm also going to use this for shadows. So then I'm gonna go ahead and fill in this for pretty much all the shadows in the entire sheet. Having four colors for this. Very much helpful. I did not initially think I would need some followers, but sometimes you noticed because there wasn't a lot of definition happening. So having four colors really, really helped with that. Some coloring recommendations is I wouldn't recommend having too many of the same color right next to each other. So you don't want all your greens in one place, so make sure to distribute them properly. And then for activity, I'm also going to make it green because I don't want it to look already in the set. So same kind of logic. You want to just make sure it's all even. And then you can be finished at this part. But I also added one extra step after I thought I was initially finished because I realized it might look cool to make the different little Hanger parts, the ones with the numbers different colors. So I'm just gonna go between green and red and just spread green and red between the entire page and just have those be colored it. And after that, I am entirely finished. So that's it. That's the entire I'd been calendar. You finished the whole thing. Good job. I hope you enjoyed this course. Feel free to leave comments. I would love to see what you've done. So for your personal project, you could totally just screenshot, take a photo of and send it my way. I would love to see it. I can't wait to see you in my future courses. I hope you tune into them by.