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31 Lessons (4h 6m)
    • 1. February Intro

    • 2. What You Need and Tips

    • 3. February 1: Pablo Picasso

    • 4. February 2: What Inspires Me Worksheet

    • 5. February 3: Andy Warhol

    • 6. February 4: Claude Monet

    • 7. February 5: MC Escher

    • 8. February 6: Leonardo Da Vinci

    • 9. February 7: Frida Kahlo

    • 10. February 8: Georgia O'Keeffe

    • 11. February 9: Inspiration Board Worksheet

    • 12. February 10: Edgar Degas

    • 13. February 11: Salvador Dali

    • 14. February 12: William Joyce

    • 15. February 13: Vincent Van Gogh

    • 16. February 14: Alphonse Mucha

    • 17. February 15: Mary Blair

    • 18. February 16: Color And Style Worksheet

    • 19. February 17: Norman Rockwell

    • 20. February 18: Henri Matisse

    • 21. February 19: Grandma Moses

    • 22. February 20: Lady Pink

    • 23. February 21: John James Audubon

    • 24. February 22: Katsushika Hokusai

    • 25. February 23:Apply Your Style

    • 26. February 24:Wassily Kandinsky

    • 27. February 25: Beatrix Potter

    • 28. February 26: Gustav Klimt

    • 29. February 27: Faith Ringgold

    • 30. February 28: Georges Pierre Seurat

    • 31. February 29:Yayoi Kusuma

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About This Class

Welcome to daily drawing for 2020!

Just by looking at this class you are on your way to cultivating a daily drawing practice!

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

A bit about me, your drawing cheerleader and guide:

My name is Emily and one day I made it a goal to draw daily for one whole year. That was three years ago. And I still draw every day.


It has improved my skills immensely. I’m still not an amazing artist (you might even be better than me!) but I do have the drive and determination to not give up. 

People ask all the time how to maintain a daily drawing practice amidst real life. I’m a mom to three small boys, I work, I cook dinner every night, I juggle all the balls mamas have to juggle, and still find a moment each day to draw. I know real life, and I’d like to give you guidance, encouragement and a few principles on how you can make it work for your life too. 

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”– Confucius

Each month I’ll provide you with a small workbook with practice sheets, a schedule of prompts for that month, positive quote art and a video each day where you can draw with me. 

I also have set up a Facebook group called Daily Drawing 2020 where we can post together and encourage each other as artists (good vibes only- trolls will be kicked back under the bridge) 

Also on Instagram you can post with the hashtag #drawingdaily2020 and look for fellow artists also following along in the class. 

I’m so happy you want to take these first steps with me!

Let’s get started!

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Emily Patriquin

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1. February Intro: Hi. My name is Emily, and I've been drawing daily for three years, and I wanted to create this class so that I can help others started daily drawing practice . Um, we're gonna do a whole year of daily drawing props. And now we're in months to February. If you're just doing this now, don't worry about your daily drawing. Practice can start today, and it can do incredible things where you just boost your theory to improve your driving skills and make this a real habit. In your daily life for the month of February, we're going to study master artists. So Picasso and Vinci and all those guys, they all studied masters of their practice. And that's exactly what we're gonna do. So I have a whole list of different artists for each day, and the list is in the resource is tab. Um and so every day we're gonna look at an artist and we're gonna look at their work and then kind of mimic their style or their approach or the brush strokes or whatever to kind of learn from them, just as the master artist it. And then once a week, we will do a worksheet where we will, uh, look at our own style and figuring out what are Silas and what are aesthetic is and build that so joining every day. Well, we do a daily prompt and we'll look at the greats and we'll learn about the famous artists and we'll learn a little bit out of ourselves and we'll start daily drawing practice. And before you know what you have drawn the whole month of February, I am so excited to hear and I can't wait to get started. 2. What You Need and Tips: Hey, so I just want to talk about, um, what we need for this class before we get started. Obviously, you can use any kind of drawing medium to do a day they drawing practice. But I'm gonna let you know what I'm using so that it's really easy to fall along. Um, I'm using an iPad and on my ipad I'm using the at AP appropriate. It is probably the best drawing painting app for the iPad. Um, it's just really intuitive. And many, many artists use it for digital work. Um, and then I'm also using the apple pencil again. Honestly, you can use a new tablet and stylus that works for you, but this is what I'm easy. And then I also have prepared worksheet sand, inspirational art pieces that are all in the resource is tab here on skill share. And I would love for you to dive into those the, uh, worksheets. We will use one each week, and they're there for you to either download street appropriate or Delon Justus the document and printed off. Whatever way, you're more comfortable using that. Go for it. Um, and the inspirational are is just like a quote to like, get you pumped and motivated and you can put it as a background on your phone or your iPad or hang it up on your wall so that you remember this is what you're doing your your starting this daily practice and then last, you just need determination. Like, seriously, you can just do this. You can. And I believe in you And together we'll make this daily practice happen so that you can improve. And, yeah, I'm really excited to see you in the group. I also have a few tips for you here from the first is to set a daily reminder. So whether that, uh, alarm on your phone or, um no to yourself a post it stuck up where you see it every day but yourself a daily reminder to draw and try to make it a consistent time to draw every day. Because if you're drawing at that same time, your brain is insulin. Gonna start picking up on that pattern and you're gonna want to draw that time you're gonna be thinking about drawing about at that time all day. I draw at night after between my kids bedtime in my bed time, and sometimes it doesn't leave a lot of time. But all day long, I'm thinking about what Indra and it gets me really pumped for that moment where I get myself to be creative and to really get into it. So I just encourage you really find that specific time and stick to it so that you can get in the rhythm of it. And then my second tip is to check off your accomplishments because as you see those little check boxes fill up, man, you will just you're just getting more confidence in yourself and in your practice. Um, and I've included a checklist of all bombs here in the resource is so make sure you get that and whether you put it in your procreate or you print it off so you can check it off that you did that days drawing, I say go for it, and then let us. I want you to not worry about messing up and just start. I know those mental blocks that gets you in your life, but I'm not good enough, But I can't do this, huh? Yeah, you can. And again, I'm gonna say this probably millions of times, but we're not drawing masterpieces daily there. Just drawing daily. It could be a sketch. It could be a doodle. It could be something that you're really passionate about anyone to spend more time on. Like it could be anywhere in between that you were just getting yourself in the habit of drying. Really? Because you want to see yourself probe and I unless you go to. So I'm really excited. Those are my tips. And I can't wait to see you in this class. Thanks. 3. February 1: Pablo Picasso: Hello. You are here for day one of our studies of master artists, and I'm during this robbery first. But if you are just starting wherever you're starting, even started here and do this with us. Um, I'm so glad you're here and that we can draw the whole month of February and learn about master artists. So I thought the first artist to learn about would be Pablo Picasso. Um, he's very well known. And, um, usually people can conjure up some images when they hear his name. He's known for Cuban ism, and he's known for using oil painting. Do you know your pains? Although he has done ceramics and pottery and, um, he's even a poet in the playwright, But he lived, like, 90 some years. So, um, you know, if your you've been arrest your whole life, you definitely can hit all the different types of art. So, yes, he's known for Cuban ism. But what is really interesting is that, um, these are also his works. And when you see them, you wouldn't first imagine that they are public. The Kostov's um because there he didn't very realistic period. He had a certain Serialism period he worked with pastels and charcoal. And you wouldn't necessarily think of that when you first heard the name Kostya. And I think it's very appropriate for our daily dry and practice here. As, um, you know, there's so much pressure as artists to be like finder style, find who you are, and you can only drawn that style. Well, I don't think that necessarily true. I think you can practice and develop as you go. And obviously, he found his niche in Cuban ism. Um, but that doesn't negate any of his previous works that are in other styles. So, um, yeah, I just thought that was really kind of correlated to us as we're drawing daily that you can try out different, try out different mediums and, um, and really seek out who you are. But, um, even if you do something that is so off based, it's still art. And still you And, um, it's not any less than just because it's not your style. All right, so that was just my little rant here. Um, but, uh, so I want to jump in with our daily drawing, and I am going to do a Cuban Issyk picture just because none of the other artists that I really have on the list are Cuban ist ic. And so I thought would be a nice fun. It's kind of loose. And, um, interpretive to start out our month of drawing daily here. Um, so let's see. I really light, um, this one here with a guitar mandolin. Um, I really like his shapes. His use of color. Um oh, that is one thing I was going to do before we got started. So I was gonna look at his art and, um, kind of pick out the similarities. Uh, so you see in these, you can see there's a lot of very similar colors. Um, and it's very easy to find a color palette from these, and and that's part of doing a master study is just looking at the colors that they used and they preferred. And, uh uh, they're textures and their mediums that they prefer to use because all of that helps you find out how they mean the works that are so well known that that we like. So, yeah, this is kind of a color palette that you can kind see recurring and his images here. This one's obviously more blues and reds. But these three, you could see the similarities very easily, even though it's slightly different in this style. This is very soft drew lines and these air obviously hard edges. And this has only the shaped or hard edges, but there's no hard lines. So, um, what I'm going to dio is I'm going to take, um, this one, and I'm going to kind of recreate a still life picture in this style. Hopefully, um, so I just grabbed this still like picture that had lots of really basic shapes. And I'm gonna grab, Let's see, um, cess Friess brush here in artistic section appropriate. And yeah, I'm just gonna go for it. Um, we find myself a new layer here, and yeah, I say just kind of let yourself have the freedom to create um and, um, allow yourself to, uh, kind of dive into maybe what they were thinking or how they would create that style. Um, because the more we study how they did things, the more we learn about how we want to do things and we want to make things, and it really comes across in our own paintings that we do for ourselves when we know who we are, what we're making, all right. I quite liked how on these other ones that has, like, a outline. So I think I'm gonna and back to this image that I'm pretty okay. And then maybe I'll add some, um, patterns and blocks of color behind. Give it a little more of that Cuban mystic field, so we'll add another layer here, but you can see how, as I'm going, I'm just kind of studying the pictures that I chose the like of Hiss studying the colors he uses and taking all that into account as I make a drawing that I would think, um, would be reminiscent of something from Picasso. Right. I think I'm gonna told that. Good. Um, it's nothing spectacular, but you can cast See how I'm just taken elements that I wanted to dive into and was interested in that respect. My interest in just added into a picture all my own. Andi, that's all a master study is. It's taking a look at how artist that is famous and how they did it and what you like about what they did and then creating your own image that has similar aspects so that you can learn and grow from studying them. So it's nothing to be intimidated by. Um uh, and I think it would be a really fun month here, uh, diving into the different artists. Um, I can't wait to see what your Picasso study looks like, and I hope you have a great day. Thanks. Bye. 4. February 2: What Inspires Me Worksheet: hi and welcome to Day two. So this month we're gonna do a series of worksheets that, um, way diving to what our style is and what inspires us. So I thought I'd started the first work she did with what inspires you. Um, so this work she is found in the resource is tab, and you can download it and do it on the iPad. Or you can download and print it off and drew by hand whatever makes you okay. All right. So let's type into this worksheet. So I thought we could talk about what kind of styles inspire used. You can kind of get to know what you love, because sometimes there's just so much other that's so great. Um, that you kind of have to narrow it down for yourself. So you even know where to begin with your own style. So I made a bunch of cats, which you probably see on your worksheet. And so these 1st 2 I have liner and like, a painted cat. And so basically, with this worksheet what, you condone you it's my pendant. Um, is you can just kind of mark where you are on the spectrum so give yourself a new layer here, and, um, no, I am probably more on the pain trim inside. So this is this is where I would be, um, So I like more painted pictures, and I like to paint have that painterly look. So that's where I would be on the specter of that, Um, for this next one, I have color falls, and I have a neutral, and I am definitely way over here in the colorful side. I don't know if you noticed, but I am definitely more time. Um, the next one I have is clean lines or sketchy, and I definitely towards get you. I love the look of clean lines, but it's just not something that I'm able to create that much. And so I just I just lean into the sketchy nous. And then, um, after that, we have a cartoon cat or a realistic cat. Um, I definitely probably more towards cartoon. Um, but I do like realistic elements starting to my Curtin. So maybe I'm more over here and then, um, with soft and hard. I'm saying, uh, I'm probably more soft, but not all the way over there. So you can come and get a Jiff just of what kind of thing you are into. And then my challenge is, um, to, uh, take what you just learned about yourself and make your own drawing. So, um, hi. Just I learned that I really enjoy sketchy cartoon can't really things. So I'm gonna drum myself a cat today. Maybe a little more realistic, then along cartoon, Uh, a little painterly and not really clean lines. It's mostly are workbook days are ones where we do a little a little worksheet, and then we have time to catch up. So I never have, like, a full on assignment on those days because everybody has life and needs a chance to catch up. Um, So, uh, this is just a small challenge for you. And as you figure out yourself, then I want you to take that what you've learned and make it into something, um, quick and easy. Nothing. The husband magnificent. So, like I said, I'm just gonna make a really colorful, sketchy. All right, so thanks. My phone sketchy cat that I kind of made up from all the things that I am learning about myself and what inspires me. So I hope this works. He helps. You kind of figure that when I was a fun little exercise and I can't wait to see you tomorrow, but 5. February 3: Andy Warhol: Hello. Welcome to Day three of our study of master artists. And today I thought refund to look at Andy Warhol. Um, he is known for painting and screen printing and photography, and he's basically the king of pop art as we know it. So you definitely see in these if you don't know his name, you've definitely seen some of his work before and you've definitely seen people minute kids work before. And, um so you can see right here off the bet that he has a very distinct style. And he was one of the first artist that just, like, mass produced art. And, um, what was funny was that it didn't make his art worth any less by mass producing it any still very well known. So, um, for master studies, um, I like to start out with just kind of gain a sense of, um, the images that you find of them. Um, definitely do your research if you don't know about the artists or just go to Google images and grab some of their art so that you could kind of see what they're about and what their style is. And already you can see You know, there is a very distinct hop art color palette going on here. Um, that, uh, instantly draws you to, um, Andy Warhol style. Uh, and so that's definitely one of the things you can do is you do a master studies take a color palette and you can even go into procreate and down here two pallets and create your own palette just like that. And take those colors that you found And you could call this, you know, pop art or any Warhol. And next time you need a really bright pop art palette. There you go. It's right there. Saved in there. Um, so that's definitely one way to use. Um, your master studies. So for my master study of anymore Hall, um, I've always really loved this. This banana picture here, Um, it's very interesting. And then I don't know if you heard in the news this last year, somebody bought a work of art. This work of art. It was a banana taped to a wall size canvas. Yes, it's a real banana, and they bought it for 100 and 20 green. Um, and I feel like this is very Andy Warhol because one of his famous quotes is our is whatever you can get away with, and obviously this person got away with it. Um, So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna recreate this banana here that's been duct taped to a wall in theano Warhol style. I'm just because I feel like it would be something he would dio. And so I'm gonna grab his yellow here, and I'm gonna open up a new layer, and I'm gonna make myself some banana art. - All right, so that is my study of Andy Warhol and pop art. Um, I think it works really well because our is definitely something you came just get away with. Um, So I say, keep going, Keep practicing daily, and I will see you tomorrow. 6. February 4: Claude Monet: Hello. Welcome to day for today, our master artists that we're going to look at his Claude Monet and he is the father of French Impressionism. And so he did impressionistic landscapes to see here. Um, he was a big fan of, um I don't know. Has it plan air where you you go outside and you paint as you look at the landscape. In fact, he has his own garden and ponds and everything with the lily pads and stuff. So this is images of his gardens. Often, you see, in his payment, um, one thing that I thought was quite interesting. Um, that would be a good note for our practice is that Hugh would often go back to the same place and paint the same scene over and over at different times a day. Um, at different weather conditions, different seasons. Um, and I think that's quite a good practice. If you're gonna be looking at the landscape because you can see how it changes and see how the colors affect the mood of the painting. This one looks completely different than this one. Even those exact same spot. And I really like the two moods. It gives off. So I think that's a really neat thing that he practiced. And it's definitely something that we can practice in our daily drawings as well. I'm just drawing the same thing over and over and improving on it and seen how, as we change or is the object or place changes that the mood of our drawing changes. So any weight, Um, I was looking at his paintings. Um, it's really good just to google the person and find their opinions that you love. And I really love the feeling of these flowing flowers and the field of green. So I thought I might do something like that. So again I grabbed a reference photo that kind of had the same feel. I use unspool ash dot com to find free images. There's actually loads of beautiful images that are free. Um, you're free to use them for references or anything like that. Uh, the artists do like it if you tagged them in a post like you put on instagram and stuff like that just because it's fun to see how somebody used your photo. But you don't have to, So anyway, um, yeah, I'm going to get started and paint this fuel of flowers and see how it goes. - And you can see how I'm just taking bits of hiss, strokes and patterns and applying them over here on this one. And that's just basically what a master study is. Try and figure out how they accomplish what they did. - All right, so there we go. We've got my version of a new impressionistic landscape here. Um, I took reference from this photo, but I made it have more feeling and, um, impressed upon it. The feeling of it, uh, more like this work of my own eyes. So I would love to see how you approach a pressure precedent, mystic landscapes, and, um, I can't wait to see you tomorrow. 7. February 5: MC Escher: Hello. Welcome to day five. Today we are doing EMC Essure. Um, you may not know his name, but I promise you, you have seen his work. He is known for a little lithographs and woodcuts. Um, and his images are usually mathematically impossible. So he's got this dares this one you've probably seen. It's so imaginative and cool. This one is also one of his famous ones. In fact, all of these you've probably seen and so they're really, really well done and obviously take lots and lots of time. So I'm not asking you to complete one of these, but you definitely could, um, you make some stairs or walkways that are impossible. Um, or some kind of optical illusion. If you look about collusions, um, there is one cool optical illusion. I'll show you real quick, Um, that I've done with my kids. But what it is is, uh, you. You draw, you trace your hand, which you could draw any shape, and then you do straight lines on either side. Then you do a curb line in here and you do it with colors and you match up all your lines and when you're done, it creates a really cool optical illusion like the hand is popping out or that whatever shape you use So you could definitely try something like that if we want to make an optical illusion. Um, type. I'm drawing for this, um, for this study, Um, I really like this work of hiss. It is really need starts of the fish down here, and then it moves on up to a bird. Um, I thought I would start with a caterpillar down here and move up to a butterfly. So I think for the first thing I need for this is I'm gonna need a grid. So here, if you go into your tools here and go to campus and click on Drawing Guy than you can edit it Now that's a straight on drawing guide. But if you cook isometric, you get a drawing her that works that. And so now I can create that image. So millions that just made it so you can see you can see it kind of its Sorry. These lines are always so light, but you can see it. So this was the normal grid. And then I clicked isometric that you go from kind of CIA. Um, yeah. So that makes it kind of cool. Um, so I can draw myself, um, a quick lying good, so that I can make this image or something similar. Get my new layer do that real quick. All right. So by channels drawing guy and that's kind of use This is a reference layer for where to place my my objects here that I'm gonna draw. Okay, So I drew myself a little caterpillar here. I'm still just making a reference layer so that I can make sure that I keep everything in life. I am not mathematically inclined. Um, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't try to attempt mint image like this just because it's not my forte. It is always refreshing to try new things, and there's always growing and strengthening your brain to try them out. I put on my caterpillars there together. Okay? No, I have a great reference layer for me to be able to try to construct this image. So gonna lower the opacity on that, and I'm gonna see what I could do about recreating his image up there. Okay, So I have created this layers of reference and to really ramp up the mathematical aspect of it. I'm going to use my symmetry tool so that I can make my butterfly and my caterpillar bits perfectly symmetrical. And then I'm gonna duplicated just like I did with my reference layer so that everything would be Smeshko, because if this was a woodcut, he would have cut the duck and then duplicated that. So we're gonna go along the same kind of lines so that I could make really mathematically precise images. Hopefully. Okay, so now you can see how that but if I was a bit more precise and so yeah, I'm just going to duplicate that. - All right, So the bottom part of his images black And so I figured I'd do all black and then a race where my cat and then last to do the cool lines around the edge. But I have my drawing guys on. I'm going to make it a quadrant symmetry and good new here. All right, that is about as mathematically precise is I can be, um I hope this was fun for you and that you kind of learned a little bit about a new way of drawing that you Maybe not had tried before. And, um, I hope you have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow. 8. February 6: Leonardo Da Vinci: Hello. Welcome to day six. Today we're doing Leonardo DaVinci. I am sure you have heard of him. Um, he's very well known for his paintings, and he was a Renaissance artists and engineer. Um, of course, is famous Mona Lisa and the last Supper. I once you've probably seen, um And yes, I do think today's it would be a challenge of as he did, many of Renaissance paintings that were very much portraiture. Uh, but remember, we're only doing drawing daily, so you can just do a sketch. You can just play around with it. It doesn't have to be a masterpiece today. We're just drawing daily. So only do what you can dio and it what you mostly do is learn about Leonardo and what he did. And then I mean, you know, more than yesterday hands. Oh, that's very important. Um, I also really love how much he studied architecture and anatomy, and I think that's a very important aspect of drawing daily to is taking those times to study and learn more. Because our drawing daily practices totally about improving ourselves and and the more you can learn, the more you can improve yourself. But anyway, Um, I have always loved this one. It's just a really beautiful and simple portrait. And so I thought I might, um, play rounds kind of doing, um, some kind of face like that. And so I'll kind of show you how I would approach it. And you decide what's gonna work best for you For your study of the energy. First, I'm gonna lower the capacity. I'm gonna take this layer above it, and I'm just gonna kind of sketch out proportions. So we've got for a full head portion, but this is the main area. Her face line down her face, and we bet the line for her eyes that worker noses where each i iss and the mouths. And I think there's a faint here here. So if I take this away, you can see how that's the basis of a good face on it. Because he took so long to study proportions and anatomy in facial features that you can really get where things should go. Okay, so now a general. Yeah, so I can take mine off with that one. And sometimes when you're enjoying portraiture, it's really helpful to do a basic study like that over top of your reference photo so that you can, um, find where everything belongs and all the proportions and make them correct. All I'm doing here because I took the shading graphite brush from the sketching section in the brush library and I'm just finding where he shaded and I'm following along his lines, just as you would do with any reference you would see where the light hits on where the shadow hit. You know, I've got big there. I mean, lower this one in this one, and then I'm gonna do a proper sketch layer above that with a pencil here. All right. You see, it's not perfect, but I really messed around with it all day, but I feel like even just mimicking that has showed me a lot about sketching than that I mean and improving our so that you also learned about now and, uh, shaving and all. And I can't wait to see you all do 9. February 7: Frida Kahlo: Hello. Welcome Today, seven. I'm so glad you're here. And today we're gonna do a study on Frida Kahlo. She waas a Miss Mexican, um, painter, um, who was known for her many self portrait. It's and mixing fantasy with reality. And you can see here these were all her self portrait. It's You've probably seen some of them before. She actually had a really tough life when she was eight. Changes in a big bus accident, and she, like, displaced some vertebrae. But she did find problems her whole life and was always in pain. And you can kind of see the intensity and emotion that she would put into her art from the pain. And she had and And I do really believe in rs therapy, and she definitely used is the and creates and beautiful pieces because of it. Um, but, um, even though she did so many self portrait, I feel like they all have a uniqueness to them. Um, and I think that is something that we can learn from with our drink daily drawing practice to just, uh I know that even though we can draw the same thing over and over, we can bring a little bit of something different to each time, whether it's the emotion of the day or are new experiences or whatever. We can bring that to our peace, even if it's the same type of thing that was created before. Um, anyway, since she was no for self portrait, I thought I might try self portrait myself. Um, she did this one, and I really like how she exaggerated proportions. She gave herself a long neck, which is a very regal thing. If you look in a lot of paintings of queens and stuff like that, they have longer next. And then she also gave her enlarged hands, which, if you look in like old paintings of, um, men, often kings and stuff had larger hands because it was a sign of masculinity and strength and all that. And so she's definitely making a statement of what she feels her self worth is and where her places, whether it's a reality or not. Um, and so I like that she's got those little nods. And then I also really love the emotion behind her, Um, and the intensity in her eyes. It's just it's a really well done self portrait. Anyway, I'm going to attempt one. It's not going to be anything like that, but let's see what I can do. Um, I actually had to take a picture of myself because I don't have a picture just where I'm not smiling. And she saw a smile and a of her self portrait. So I'm gonna start on my leg. You're here and just give myself a quick sketch over top and then go from there. Okay? So I've got my Sketchley it And what I think I'm gonna do is I'm gonna do the elongated neck. Um, I was trying to think what else? I could, uh, change proportions on. Maybe I'll give myself really giant glasses or something. But the nice thing about, um, using procreate is I can take this sketch on. I could move my head. So then I could just connected. She must have worked so hard to make it look out of place. It's so funny. It looks like it would be so easy. And then you try it, and I would I'll do. I'll do really big guys under Michael lists. That looks way to go. Think of the kind of an abnormal look to it. All right, I'm gonna see if I can take this sketch layer into a painting. - Okay , So now I'll take my sketch layer and then maybe clean it up a bit on go from there. But I'm definitely headed on the right path for an exaggerated self portrait. Let's see what else I could add to. All right, there we go. That's probably the most serious self portrait I've ever done. And the big guys and the elongated neck definitely bring it on a whole new level, so that was kind of fun. Um, I can't wait to see what you guys do with Frida Kahlo and how that turns out for you by 10. February 8: Georgia O'Keeffe: Hi there. Welcome. Today, eight. And today we're going to take a look at Georgia O Keefe and, um, a little bit about her is she lived almost 100 years old, and she was known for her paintings. She was known as the mother of American modernism. Um, you may know her paintings because she is very well known for doing close ups of flowers. In fact, this wasn't really done with florals. Usually you saw them more, um, in a field or, um, or in a still life. But to get this close in was a new technique. Also, she is a huge fan of color, obviously, and that was also rare for the time she was drink. Is shoes really painting or really started out getting famous in the twenties and thirties And, um, bright colors were not. Things were more muted. And so she definitely was stepping out there. Um, but she's also known for her, um, cityscapes and other paintings as well. In fact, she lived in New York for a time, and then she lived in New Mexico for a time, and I really think that we can take away from Georgia. O Keefe, is that, um she let her environment and her her area, that she lived in influence her drawings because these are two very different feelings of two very different parts of the United States. So I really like that she was able to stretch herself in both ways. And I think that's definitely something that we can take and allow our environment and and where we are to influence our art. All right, So what I did is I went to unspool ash dot com where they have lots of free images, and I just typed in close up of a flower and there were lots of options, and I really loved just the shades of pink here, so I think I'm gonna play around with this. Um, yeah, let's get started. I I love doing florals. So, um and I love playing with color, So I'm just gonna take the lar poona brush from procreate and on a new layer. I'm just gonna grab the colors and lay them down so that I kind of have where my colors are . Just because I really love the colors of this in the shades. I just want them to all be they're supposed to be Okay, so nice and see when I take off my reference layer that I've kind of color blocked where all the colors are and what I'm gonna do, So I'm gonna duplicate that. So now it's older and were combined those. And I'm going to continue to use this brush. This leper, uh, Lara Putin of Russia. What it does is it blends really nicely. See how I'm just using the same color here as I mix it with the color next to it. It blends just like paint, which is marbles. And so I'm gonna do a bit of blending here. And then after that, I'll go back and do the fire lines, and I think we'll have a really close up flower when we're done. So this freshest pretty neat because it is very similar to using real pain and blending that way. Um, but one thing you also want to notice with this is that, um just like using real brushstrokes matter. So if I'm scrubbing, it's gonna look like I'm scrubbing. But if I'm blending, it's gonna blend in a little nicer. Okay, So that part was all about lending my colors no throw my reference up here. I'll try to make it more like the reference that I've got. My photos are set. - One thing to remember while doing these close ups is to always shrink it down, take a look at it and come back up. Because sometimes your eyes could get a little crossed about it. Just because you've been focusing on one little bit for so long so you can already see from far away. It's easy to tell that it's coming together as rose pedals, whereas closed up. It's just like, what are all these mirrors? So that's just a tip. - All right, this is another one. Those that I could probably just keep going on forever. So I will probably just stop now. Otherwise, I will just keep playing with it, messing with that, Um, and obviously she did not do hair flowers in 20 minutes. So, um, go pretty proud of this little study. And I hope you found this fund. Do a close up of flowers, Will and I will see you tomorrow. 11. February 9: Inspiration Board Worksheet: Hello. This is day nine, and we're just gonna do a little work sheet. Um, that kind of gives us an insight into our art style and are inspirations that we want to bring into what we create each day. Um, so I made this little worksheet here. You can find it in the resource is tab here for this class? Um, I say download and put it into appropriate, because what we're gonna do is we're going to take other images of other people's art and that we find our or even just objects or photos, anything that inspires you and and what you want to create. And we're going to put them in and Pinto aboard. So it's kind of like, um, a mood board or or, um, you know, planning board or anything like that. But we're just gonna get inspiration from these, And the next week, we're going to talk about theme and palate colors that, um you see similarities of the images that you place on there. So don't worry about these two. Um, today, today we're just gonna find images. So first off, um, I'm just gonna go to instagram dot com. This is my instagram, and, um, I can just scroll through. This is the feed. So this is ones that I already follow already enjoyed. There are. And, um, as I find things that inspire me, um, I can, um I could take a screenshot. And so what you do is you do your top power button and then your home button on your head and there's my screenshot, and then you can resize it. And I always make sure to include the name so that I can always make sure to find them again. Um, especially since their inspiration. Um, And then I put done saved photos, and then I'll go in to procreate and all add insert a photo and I can go to my photos and added Right there. Um, I found others that I like. Somebody entered those really quick and then waken looked around for some more. What's really nice about Instagram is then you can click on their profile and you can find a whole bunch that really just inspire you. Um, I really love mood in the colors of this one, so I'm gonna grab it otter in a boat. I'm really into Children's books. Children book illustrations. That's what I want to do. So that's definitely more where I'm waiting. Um, for you, it may be a totally different type style, and that's perfectly fine. Um, yeah, but I would always make sure you find the artist and so that you can make sure you're following them and then always give them credit to. If you ever want to say, Hey, look, this person I found I know as an artist, it's just something you appreciate. So, um, you can also click up here, bounce back. OK, so this is my main feet. If you click right here, that's the discover button on your phone is a little different. So I'm just showing you on the iPad what looks like and then the discoveries, things that are similar to, um, ones you already like until you can click on those anything. Also, grab those for your board. Um, another great tool for finding inspiration is interest. I've talked about it for finding references before, but it also is terrific for finding inspiration. Sometimes, like if I need to draw, um, you say a rabbit, You know, if I type in rabbit illustration, it will come up with so many and it would get my ideas flowing. Then I will be like, OK, I can do this. But like I love this one and assumes I click on it. I get like, 12 more that are very similar to it. And seeing this one is on instagram and again, You want to go find them so they can have the credit. Pinterest is being years. Sorry about that. Unfortunately, this one on Pinterest has been taken from somewhere and now used for an ad so it doesn't have the original artists. Um, but one trick I could try and use here to see if I could find the original artist is that's well, so there's this tool right here that sometimes pops up and then you can, um and it's going this way. Stop. Thank you. Kind of Find that And then you find more like that. So but that Amy. So that's another way to find more that are like that. And yeah, so I hope you just have a good time by name. Um, inspiration, Uh, that and you could really fall into a rabbit hole here of, uh, images you like and Before you know it, you have way too many. Uh, there's just so many wonderful people creating some wonderful work out there. But you know what is never too full for another artist to create beauty. And, um yeah, so I hope you find some inspiration and you put into your board. I would love for you to post your inspiration boards in the projects. And, um, yeah, I hope you have a lovely day. And if you feel like this inspires you, drop something, draw something today or give yourself a break or catch up on a week that you are a day that you didn't get toe do because of life. Either way, um, I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 12. February 10: Edgar Degas: Hello. Welcome to date. 10. Um, today we're gonna be doing Edgar Dig us. He was a French painter, and he was part of the Impressionism era. Um, just like Monet. But, uh, he didn't paint flowers and outdoor landscapes. He did. Valerie nous. He was all about ballerinas. And he's highly praised for his movement of characters because even though you can see them saying feel like there's a vibrancy and a movement in his paintings, which is definitely something so often we won't draw characters just standing there. But even her you can see the tilt of her body and this group of her arms in this background character to you see the movement in her figure so that they're not just these stiff characters, Um, and that brings them so much more to life. Even this girl that's just standing here, you can see just she's resting a little bit right before a performance, or maybe right after. And even the zone lookers. They have movements even in the slightest, um, expressions of their hands in their faces. You can tell they're focused on something, and it gives the whole picture movement because it was not just a single character in there that is just standing there with their arms to their side and their feet planted. And so I think that's a really beautiful and definitely something. If you're going to draw characters or people or anything like that, it's something to remember. That movement definitely makes the entire piece more dynamic. Um, so he did pastels and oil paint. So I was going to try my hand A little pastels here, Um, one thing. Oh, I also was gonna mention, uh, he obviously has a color palette that he favored, Um, and he's big on the blues and greens. But I also love that he would throw in pops of a contrast in color like orange or red, um, to balance out his pictures and that color? Definitely. Um, see, even he's got these slight reds and oranges on these people to balance all these light blue dresses. It just again brings more focus and inch intrigue into the whole piece. And one thing in your, um, appropriate palate, you can go to, um, harmony. And this is complementary colors, and you can click on it. And you can, uh, so if I had read here, the complementary would be this blue color. And so how is the opposite color on the opposite side of the wheel? So he's got this green blue, and you can see the opposite Is that pinky red and use more of a coral red. Um, it may have been due to the pain at that time. Um, or it may may just be his preference, but you can see how he used the opposite color on the opposite side of the spectrum. Anyway, that's just a bit about complementary colors And how can add to your works and yeah, So I'm gonna try my hand a little pastel here. I got a found ballerina reference. Um, she had a lot of good movements. So, um, I'm just gonna come in, play around a failing thing here. All right? So I just have a quick sketch over top of my reference here. Um, some people do disagree with me doing that, sketching over a reference. Um, my feeling is I don't have a ton of time for my drawing. Every day. When I do have a time time, I will do a a reference where I schedule freehand, but sometimes I just want to get down to the actual painting or drawing, and I just want a quick sketch layer. Um, and I feel like if I do it this way, I will still learn what I need to learn about anatomy. And so some people see his cheating, I see, is a quick way for me to not just get discouraged and quit at the sketch layer instead. I can take this drawing all the way because I I copied my reference at this catch layer. Um, different folks have different opinions on it, but that's my opinion on it. And as I get better, I am able to do it without sketching the reference. But first, take a time today. I sketched my reference right there, and you'll knows I did block out where the shadows are because this is such a dramatic, delighted, uh, photo. I want to make sure I get those shadows correct. So let's, um, bring down the A passage, er sketch layer and, um, play with little pastels. So this is the over on brush in the drawing section of the brush library. From what I can tell here, he has an under layer of dark and adds lights on top of it. So I'm going to try that technique, Um, and see how that works out from. So we start with her skin, - you can see here. I put my other layer over top of my sketch layer, and I'm just refining it so that it fits my schedule You. So sometimes the research can be your best friend and procreate, so you can see how I'm using the past us, like, scoped the muscles and find the shadows and the highlights, which is exactly what he used them for. Well, - start a new layer for her dress here again. I'm starting with a start base and build up the lighter colors on top. - All right. I think I'm just about done. Um, but that was a really fun study, uh, to play with lights and shadows and to not have to be a suspense specific about, um, fine lines, but to play around with it, um, I hope you had fun making a dig. AST's ballerina, and I'll see you tomorrow. 13. February 11: Salvador Dali: Hello. Welcome to day 11. And today we're looking at Salvador Dali. Um, he is a painter who is best known for surrealism paints. He liked to paint odd things, things he saw on his dreams. In fact, he would keep a journal next to him as he took a nap, and he would wake himself abruptly from the net by holding a spoon in his hand. And when he fell asleep enough, it would drop into, like, a metal bowl that would wake him up. And he would immediately right down. Um, what his dream and thoughts were because he just believed our dreams were our imagination on. And I think in extent, that's really good practice to have, like, a notebook by your bed for when you're starting to fall asleep or when you wake up fresh in the morning and any ideas you have for art, you want to create our I'm just thoughts could really turn into something really great rather than, you know, sometime during your during your day, when you're feeling hectic, rush your anything. So I just thought that was a good idea, uh, to keep notes, I tried to write drop things down when they pop into my head late at night as I'm carrying fall asleep. So just a thought. Um anyway, so, yeah, he made some really cool surrealism paintings. And, um, I really like this one. Boots. Q's got all these animals with super long legs, and so I thought that would be really fun. I know for some of you, you've commented that doing these painted Master Cesar really great. But they take a lot of time. And so I thought for this one, I would just simply sketch the idea out instead of taking to a faux painting to show you that your daily drawing could just be an easy sketch where you just get your idea on paper . And if you want to take it further on a time for a day, we have more time, then that's a possibility, because there it is. It's right. Inappropriate A sketch. So I thought I'd do a sketch here of ah, Cheetah. Remove him over, um, with those super long legs because I thought that would be a really fun exercise. All right, so here I'm just going to go to a new layer and I'm going to use here and sketching. I'm just going to use the six b pencil. I really like the six b pencil and yeah, I'm just gonna get myself a little cheetah. Go in here and then give him some surreally long legs. So I did my basic shapes sketch. And now I'm just going over it with the dividing lines. Which one key thing about Surrealism ISS? Even though you are doing things that are absurd, you still have to follow a certain set of rules. So maybe his legs absurd, but they still follow the anatomy of a cheetah. Oh, are Maybe, um, they're super long, but they all have to land on the same plane, which you see, This one's got to, um, so that if you follow those certain rules than you can land use reels. And just like when he made his melting clocks, he still made them clock shaped. Otherwise, they would just be melted objects. So you still have to follow a certain center rules for your surrealism to have any bit of reality in it. Otherwise, it just becomes, um, this becomes its own reality and not its realism. - Okay . And then all I do is Anil shading with some hatching, and this could be a sketch that still counts towards the problem. And I never want anyone to feel pressure that they have to produce a full drawing again. We're not making masterpieces were simply drawing daily that we can have a daily practice of this and grow and push ourselves. But I don't want you to push yourself to the extent where drawing is no more, no longer fun where the prompts are fun. I just want you to push yourself as much as you are able. Of course, life happens. Of course, we're gonna have time in our day. So I want you to know I am proud of whatever you can get done, and I love seeing when you guys post your work. All right, so there's my realism. Cheetah. It's just a simple sketch, but you still get the idea. And if I want to take it to full training on days when I have more time, I absolutely could. And so that's one way to take our daily props. Okay, um, I hope you guys enjoyed, and I'll see you tomorrow 14. February 12: William Joyce: Hello. Welcome Today. 12. Um, today we're studying William Joyce. Now, when you type in William Joyce to Google, please type and William Joyce illustrator or William Joyce, art author, because apparently there's another William Joyce who was a Nazi, and that is not hurry her study. Okay, I did not know that until I typed his semen. Anyway, he does paint and pencil drawings, and he's best known for Children's books illustrations. You know me, you know that I love Children's books. I want to get in Children, book a illustration, and I have a great admiration for people who tell stories in their images, and that's what art is telling a story. And these were just ones that are focused on Children. But what I really love about William Joyce is you've probably seen some of issues done. Um, this is the dance room. I think Bob's adventure or something like that. He didn't meet the Robinsons. He did the mischievous things you did. So many of these is this is a mischievous, its entire book of these little creatures. It's so much fun. Oh, and he did. The guardian's, um, look it up. It's really good. Um on. This is sand Man. He did the leaf men so many worlds he creates. And I mean, just look at the scene. There's so many people in this scene, what different expressions. He just sets the whole mood with his colors and some surrealism and some rial life still like it. Just it's just amazing what he can do with Children's book illustrations that I really believed in the lodge alarms. But there is such a great art, and I have a few more totals with illustrators on our list just because I admire them so much for being able to tell stories through those images. Um, but for today I thought I would take a look at the mischievous. It really is an adorable book of just these cute little features. Um, let's see. I have another one here. This guy has little soft guy. Um, it's so much fun, and it really like you can just sit there and think about little creatures that you would have imagined as a kid or anything like that. Um, and I thought I would draw, um, a little creature as well. And in fact, my four year old was saying that he was, She had a unicorn that would fit in his pocket. So I think I'm gonna do a pocket size uniforms here. Um, And again, I'm just going to a sketch, just like I did for yesterday's just to show you that it, you know, it doesn't have to be this full colored illustration for it to be completing the prompt. And you don't even have to complete the sketch. I mean, just get your i d on the page, Draw yourself a doodle on a post it and you'll be great. Okay, So I'm gonna get started my sketch here. Um, I just have the 60 pencil again that I am my own layer. So here we go. All right, they go see, All I had to do was take my idea and do a simple sketch. And I add some color to to, you know, maybe even guide me by wonder painting later or just aval interest. And there I haven't It's not exactly like kiss. And that's okay. I'm giving the concept, and I'm being the ideas down. And he even started with just pencil drawings to and obviously his air super detailed. And he didn't do those in 20 minutes. I can tell you that right now. Even though he is an amazing artist, he probably took quite a while to finish that guy right there. Um, in a painting like this, I imagine it took weeks to get that that right. So don't just get discouraged on what you can and can't get done in a single drawing session. Just draw. Just get creative and just do it. I know you can. I'm so proud of you for coming today and I can't wait to see you tomorrow. Bye. 15. February 13: Vincent Van Gogh: Hello. It's day 13 and I'm so glad you're here today. We're doing some bids. A bingo. And he is a famous painter who was known for post Impressionism paintings. You've probably seen his work. He's very famous for Starry Night and these lilies and some flowers. Um, he definitely was very loose and flowing with his style of painting, and he put a lot of emotion and feeling into paintings. He's very well known for being a troubled artist and just laying his emotion be free in his pains. And I think that is a great thing, that, um as artists we can do, we can put our emotions in our feelings into the painting and use that as a creative source . So let's get started. Um, I found this one of his. I really liked, um this style of it. The texture of the point paint inches, gorgeous Lake. How these? I don't know if we can recreate that digitally, but that's just beautiful. And I thought the lights were really pretty. And then I found this reference photo. So I'm thinking I might do like a modern version of that one. So I think I'm gonna give that a try here, Right. So big a start. I think I'm gonna get my background going and then go from this. I am going to use, I think mostly the oil paint brush here in the painting section of brush Library. I might have to switch up a little bit, depending on if I can get that texture and out that I really like in that painting. - Okay , We've talked a lot about how color palette is important. Now, a lot of these ones, but for mango, how you make the strokes is incredibly important to mimic his style. He was very various for short strokes. Almost, um, dots to make this style that means. And that's what I'm trying mimic here. So you can see what I'm doing with the lights here present making them more of a Impressionism version of the lights rather than a strictly realists version of lights. And that gives it more of a impressionistic feel that you would expect him. Bingo. - All right. I think I'm gonna stop there. I think that's pretty good for my Impressionism of, um, Mango here. I got the moodiness of the scene and then I got the lights and the strokes. I think it makes a nice little see in there. All right. I hope you enjoyed doing the and go today, and I can't wait to see you tomorrow. 16. February 14: Alphonse Mucha: Hello. Welcome to day 14. And today we're doing Alphonse Mutua. He was a Czech painter. Um, he was also an illustrator and a graphic designer. Like back in the day when graphic design was new. Um, he's known for the art nouveau style which wants to see it. You probably recognize it was a very fancy and embellish style of that time. Um, but these air all hiss. He would do things of pamphlets for plays, adds portrait. It's just about any kind of thing that needed imagery at that time. He would do. And so these have a very distinct style about them. Um, and they're very distinctly decorative, and I just I just think they're gorgeous in so much detail in them. Obviously, we won't have time to do all the detail today, but it is definitely a style toe look into and to play around with, because it's quite fun to do all the florals and stuff that they had going at the time for the Art nouveau style. All right, um, so I really love, um, this one with the profile. And, um, I love the other ones that have the floral behind him too. So I was thinking of using our handy canvas guy and do our seven tree tool. Um, and I think I made even do it as a quadrant. So that's all four you can see. It's got all four sides, and can you see that? Barely. Sorry. It only makes it so dark. It doesn't want to interrupt your drawings, but you'll see as I draw. So if I draw that, you can see how it's done on all four quadrants, and it's gonna help us a lot to do the decorative items. Because if you notice on these images, everything is very symmetrical, except for the person inside of it, which I think is just brings about the beauty of it. So maybe we'll start with a circle and kind of fill it in with some decorative elements and then maybe throw a profile of a girl in the middle. Let's see. All right, I just used that, um, the the shape tool here to make a perfect circle. And then I am just using the studio pen and ink in section. So I thought that would make some nice in tow lines here, Um, let's duplicate that circle and we'll just bring it down like this. And then we'll fill the inner and Wisam floral elements. It's always going to look back to your references. You can see the shapes that they chose in the strokes they chose and different things like that. There was a very lovely outer circle. And then let's find profile through there. Just take a minute. - And as you do these studies, um, you can start to notice things like that. They have very, um, noticeable outlines of things or they have very clear power color palettes. Or like when we did Van Gogh, very clear strokes and all those things as you're studying your brain is learning and your teaching yourself all about that, okay, and then all I'm gonna do now is throwing some color behind it. I think I'll just go to the painting, and I might use wash, just so it has a little bit of a secret nous until I'm just going through a layer behind there and paint over. I might after your race, where her hair hits the outline because, as you see in this one, where she hits the background, disappear, so we'll see how the painting does. - Okay , so I got her done on, and I am gonna raise some of this is just making everything more complicated back here. I hope so. I gotta turn off the assistant because okay. And then I'm gonna give some color to the background. It's important to note the colors that they use. They definitely use more muted tones. Lots more of these darker, rusty colors here. Kind of like, Okay, - Do you like to go back to these and take the colors from them? You can always make your own palette, but sometimes I just grabbed him real quick and move them over here. So And for this, for the coloring, the flower. Since there also the same Olympic may drawing back on, um, it's that I could get the Zeldin quickly. Coloring often takes very long time. And so sometimes, if you just need to leave a sketch because you just don't have time, that date, that is perfectly understandable. All right, there we go. Definitely more simplified version of their very decorative drawings of that time. But it's still got me the idea of what, um are nouveau style waas and got me in a mood of it. So if I wanted to make more I've done my study of it. So I hope you enjoyed looking toe are noble and I can't wait to see you tomorrow. Bye. 17. February 15: Mary Blair: Hello. Welcome to day 15 on. We're looking at Mary Blair now. You mean that? No, Mary Blair Just from her name. But you definitely know her work because she was an artist and illustrator who worked with Disney way back in the day. Um and she worked on Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, and she did a lot of the art for It's a small world and all that. What she was known for is doing concept pains, which basically are the initial ideas behind something. You can still look up concept art for most major motion pictures. If you look up like, uh, lower the rings concept art or even game of Thrones. Because of that, they will all have art. That kind of gives us scenes that, um, filmmakers and animators can then turn that scene into reality. So basically, it's like your initial sketch, your initial idea when your store a boy and so she faced distinctly had a great style of very midst sentry, which is I mean, exactly the time when she was painting was mid century. Um, but you can see how her influence impacts a lot of Disney films and yes, She was just really incredible. I love her use of shapes, which is very mid century. Um, because when you drive a draft, would you think Teoh make him necessarily that shape? No. Would you think to use diamonds of the spot? No, but if you if you simplify it to the basic shapes, it works really well, doesn't it? And so I think we could make a drawing today. That would be basic shapes. Uh, yeah. So I thought we just dive right in here And Makesem mid century concept. Yeah. So I thought since she did Disney, I would do my take on in modern Dizzy one. And so I really love marijuana. So I've got myself, um, Alana Reference photo here. Um, this is one of the consequent she did for Cinderella. I mean, that's magical in itself. Um, but I thought that would be really fun to look at while I worked on May be drawing to MMA Wanna kind of like Cinderella, and we'll see if we can throw in her other friends here, so yeah, I'm just gonna dive in here. Um, I kind of like the textures she uses, so I'm going to use this squash fresh and see if I can kind of make it. She's probably using watercolor in real life. And this is just how water color photographs, but should be using wash. It's hard to say, Um, I haven't specifically looked up what type of hate she look she used at the time. But feel free to research for more. You notice if you ever watch any animation, anything, the start with their backgrounds, and then they work forward, and that's so you can give your character really great setting. But, you know, she also didn't let her background overtake her characters, so Well, I'm doing these palm trees. I want to make sure I maintain my simple shapes. Um, so that they don't become this over burying thing that I've put in the middle by picture here. - All right, I've got my background levels, and I'm gonna move on to my characters. Um, I might even sketch them first. Here was just a pencil before I go and try and paint them, you can see here. Alana is a lot of basic shapes. You've got her trying. Go body. You got her stick arms here sticks a triangle skirt some stick beach even or in the circle head. And a lot of mid century modern, you can see is just basic shapes. We bet Cinderella Circle head and her triangle top body and her triangle bottom buddy, holistic legs and her. Even. Her carriage is a circle circle circle. Um, so again, if you stick to those basic shapes, you can easily cream all kinds of things. Okay, so they could see my It's a character sketch on Let's see if I can get them painted now. One thing to know is just because she simplified her sketches. She didn't ignore anatomy, where their hands with those go where their legs were supposed to go. Everything still has his proportions, even if it's a cartoony proportions, right? And you can also see in these other ones she's simplifying the faces down to. So that's what I'm gonna do. Huber A little more. All right. I could probably go on forever trying to make this better and better. Um, but they're my basic For what? Uh, mixed entry. Mary Blair. I hope you had fun playing around with the style, and I will see you tomorrow like 18. February 16: Color And Style Worksheet: Hello. Welcome to day 16. Um, so today we're doing a color in style where she were actually using the inspiration board worksheet that we had from last week. Hopefully you finished. If not, take a minute here. Finnish finance, a more images that inspire you. And then from there, we're going to dive into the color palettes that excite us and things that excite us. All right, so that dive on in, as you can see here, um, if you just look at it from far away, you can definitely see that I have, um, a different color palette that I like And that, uh um, that suits me because a lot of these air in the very same palace, Um, so we can start with that? Um, I would say open a new layer here, and what I would do is grab some of the colors that you see repeating throughout them and then just put them here on your palate so you can get a good sense of the colors that are running as a thread through all these images that you adore. Okay, so I would say this is my palate and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go here to my colors repellent new. And I was called this inspiration. And then what you do is you just pick up those colors and tap right in. And if you said it to default, wouldn't go back to your disk there, This all the clothes that are running through he's as a threat. Um, and then from then I also want to look at theme. So what I'm gonna do here is just jot down some themes that I see running through these. So I definitely see animals. Um, it's a very illustrative style. I've told you before, I really enjoy Children's book illustrations. Um, there's lots of morals or botanicals. Um, their imaginative, uh, they're whimsical, and they're very bright and colorful. So as you're looking for themes, look for colors. Look for, uh, you know, a theme in subject matter, which I had animals and botanicals look for a theme in style, so I have illustrated. But maybe you have mid century o. R or realistic or anything like that, Um And then look for a themes of like what the drawings air about. So these air about like a lot of fantasy and imagination and stuff like that. So that's what we have. Yeah. And so I think if you get those themes down and the color palette, you kind of can learn a bit more about yourself in your sensibility. Then what inspires you? And I think what I'm gonna do is I'm going to take these ideas and this color palette, and I'm gonna do a quick, low sketch here. So hear me open up a new document, and I have my inspiration color palette right there. And I grab my colors and just kind of sketch out something. So I have animals. So let's think maybe I'll do a gorilla here. This is basic shapes making. Okay. But I also had imaginative, so maybe he iss Valerie, put him in the jungle, add some attacks. Okay, so there's a basic sketch that I wanted to set further with my color palette. I definitely can. So maybe he'll be that will keep him that car. I'm just when you layer another thing, my protectorate dominance, that I really love textures. So here I can add some textures to him. Thank him all, Harry. And then you're much and check to So the the work beat workbook days are definitely supposed Be easier days, um, where you can catch up in step. So if you don't have time today to drop drives my ideas, uh, from your thing, don't worry about it. We're actually gonna do this a bit more next week. Um, so you could start just sketching out ideas were thinking ahead of ideas of, um, what you would want to create in your style in your that matches your color palette in your team, and you can finish them up next. So if you don't have time for all this today, that's absolutely fine. I just thought I would show you what fun things I could create off the top of my head. Um, just from using these inspirations. - All right, so they go. I took my color palette, my ideas, and I threw it into a fun little sketch for today. Um, I hope this inspired you, and I hope you're able to find themes that you can turn Teoh when you're lacking a little inspiration. And I hope this guide you on your quest to find your side. Thanks for joining me. 19. February 17: Norman Rockwell: Hi there. Welcome. Today, 17. And today we're looking at Norman Rockwell. Um, he was a painter who is known for its classic Americana illustrations. Um, he works for several magazines, and you've definitely seen his work. If you live in America, this is on his iconic. And obviously he had a firm grasp unfortunate Chur and being years and drawing people. And he would create such a beautiful scene, too. Definitely classic and very heard to recreate. So I'm just gonna do a simple sketch. I'm not gonna go all out, Remember, this is just daily drawing, and we're only looking into these famous artists so that we can see how they did what they did. But there's no reason to believe that we can suddenly do what they did overnight. They practice for years, and I promise you, he did not do one of these in a single day. He probably two weeks paint something like that. So, um, yeah, let's get started. Um, I saw this one this gossipy one that he did, and I love how many different facial expressions in there. So I took four stock photos of people, modernity, people on their phones and understand, sketched them and kind of do a mock version of this. So that was my idea. And you just gotta dual sketching and see where it goes. Alright, so I've made this layer pay. Come on a new layer and I'm just got the six be drawing brush, and I'm just gonna get their general head shape and canned shapes, so I can just make sure that I I'm giving myself a good start here. - I don't think I could draw hands like this without tracing them, because it's such a weird way that we hold her hands. So holder votes and I just never really drop him. All right, there you go. Good general idea of them. And now I can take it a step further into sketching. Even though I'm just sketching and I'm not painting these characters, I'm still getting down their emotions and their expressions, and they're poses. Rejecting guarantee is how Norman Rockwell would start with sketches, too. Get the familiarity with his characters that he, um, painted. And so I am still studying the way he would have and learning from how he did things by doing just people's matches. All right, so There's my Americana piece with everybody talking on cell phones instead of chatting on their phones. They kind of represents nowadays. And, you know, I got to study people in their expressions. Justus Norman Rockwell dead. So I feel like it's a good study of him. I hope you guys enjoyed it and hope to see you tomorrow. Bye. 20. February 18: Henri Matisse: Hello. Welcome to day 18. And they were doing Henri Matisse. Um, he was a painter, and he was known for very colorful and fluid paintings. Here are hiss. They're really quite fun. And he painted for many years. You can kind of see his style evolving a bit, you know, He did bit like then go there very loose, very vibrant. And so I thought that would be a fun study. Teoh, do some very, really colorful. Um, the one I really like is this one. It is all cut out. And so he did what he appeared and then took scissors and cut bell. But the thing is, these panels are wall panels. So, like, a person was about this big, and so this is a huge, huge peace. Um, so to composed that well, as a giant mural is pretty fantastic. Um, but I thought it would be fun to try to do some cut out shapes. Um, so yeah, let's get started on that. I won't get on a new layer here, and I'm just gonna go to painting, and I'm gonna find a really fun brush. Let's try this oil paint brush, and we're gets really? Let's actually go back to his pains and steal some of his colors. Make yourselves a palette. I think that really gives good study of takes over great colors. All right. Probably use all of those, but it gives me a good reference here. All right. And so now what I'm gonna do is semantic my really fun oil brush. And I'm just I'm just gonna scrub it and me kill big, just gets good color and lines on their watches. Another cousin. All right, so it's kind of fun and break. Right. So now I am going to use the free and cutting tool, like is a pencil. So I'm gonna go over here. I'm just gonna make oneself shape. Okay, Three fingers down, coffee and paste. And now I have the shape. And if you see, it has the texture on it. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm been Just do that with a bunch, different colors, and then I'm going to arrange them. Kind of like he did. So make sure you're selected on that big layer and go back. And you have notices. I'm doing this. I'm not harming the background at all. so I can continue to cut images out of this background as much as I want, and I will never affect it. I'm just creating new layers with new colors. All right, so if I take this away, even see on my leave shapes and so what I'm gonna do now, just select him and moved him around. My add another shape. There are pretty similar. We'll see here in a minute. - Okay . Grab a cold War shapes from this. A little bit of a friendship. - All right, so that's kind of fun. See, all finer. Doesn't have to be, you know, fine lines and portrait. Cher's and stuff like that could be fun and colorful and shapes, huh? I hope that was nice and fun and easy. Refreshing for you, um, and keep on daily drawing. All right, I'll see you tomorrow. But 21. February 19: Grandma Moses: Hello. Welcome, Teoh. Day 19 were just moving right to February here today. We're gonna look at Grandma Moses. Now, You may not have heard of Grandma Moses, but she didn't start pain until she was 70 which she lived to be 100 and one. So she did get some time in there to paint, but, um, she before that she was doing, like, lots of crafty things, like crow Shane and knitting and quote linking. And then with her arthritis got bad. She turned to painting. Go figure. Right. Well, when she started doing that, her paintings got famous for this very Americana folk art. Look, it's very simplified. The figures are not Norman Rockwell. Big ears, obviously. But still, it just depicts really simple country life. And And she was featured on many car cards and paper magazines and stuff like that. So, um, yeah, I just really like your style. I like that. She started late in life and and became quite famous, and I thought it be fun to create a little Grandma Moses here. So, um, I found this landscape. I really like the colors in it, and it's got some mountains and stuff and then So I found this image of a countryside with some mountains and good colors and such. And so I think I'm gonna recreate that for us here and this up. All right, Um, one thing I just found while I was looking for a brush to make This is I went into the vintage section, and this one is called Myrtle. And if you see, she did a lot of almost pointillism here, and I thought would be really fun to take that myrtle brush. And if you put it down, you can see how it doubles up. And if we do even so, give it almost that look with it being way quicker, then trying to do it point by point. So I thought might be a fun way to achieve that look. But feel free to use an acrylic brush or whatever to cheat the seem like. I just thought this might be a quick way to get the same kind of thing and then efficient, get down. It really gets that. And I might use a solid brush here also to put behind it. Yeah, overall, that gives me the look I want. So that's what? I'm gonna do you a solid color and then do them Myrdal brush over top. All right, let's see what we can make. - You can t have it on a clipping mask so it doesn't run off the edge. And as they do other little bits, um, I just try to keep it on that layer, and then I race this. You could do several to be masks, if that's easier. Three years. But I kind of like that. It's giving me the texture I wanted. It's not exact, because I could probably mess with this brush and make it a tighter look. But I just thought to be a fun way to achieve what we want to achieve today. Okay, so now that I've got that background sorted, I am gonna take up my my brush. It's in the paint here and my acrylic and just make some trees and similar no houses in step, so I can't quite see my acrylic brushes stock right thick enough over the dust remains. Do you mean renal? Those together, my oil paint brush right. Be thicker for that purpose kind of get effect that I'm feeling here. My feeling fresh back. It shows Mitt and then let's creates a sky back in the back. Okay? All right. Let's liked all my layers. And I don't know if I show you this trick that procreate, because when you move it off, it cuts off your edge. You can just move it. See you some flat inches. You just want some quick ones. They're not precise, but it does work faster than me erasing everything. And there we go. I think that's a nice little studies. It's got the pointillism and the shadows. And it's a little country scene. I think it does well for Grandma Moses here. So I hope you enjoy that on. And I hope you have a great day by 22. February 20: Lady Pink: Hello. Welcome to day 20. Um, today we're gonna take a look at Lady Pink. Now, you probably have heard of her, but she does street art or graffiti or murals in New York. Um, and I just I really love street where I think it's so accessible. You get way different population of people looking at ST out. Then you would at a foreign art piece in the museum, and it's just so many people can see it and enjoy it. Um, also, it usually is making some kind of statement. Are you know, it's just really putting it all out there. And so I just think it's really beautiful stuff. And, um, I picked her because she is an Ecuadorian American, and, um, her work is like Dolly needs. Alison Wonderland meets urban New York. It's just really fun and original and so, so colorful. So I thought it might be fun to experiment with loose graffiti style. Um, she's very well known in the graffiti scene. And yeah, I thought I would just be a fun exercise for us toe, loosen it up and have a fun prop today. So, um, this one is one of hers. and surname Pink. Um, and I thought I do something with letters. I don't think I'll be able to do that extreme, cause that obviously took some time. But, um, I thought it wouldn't hurt to, you know, Ray Little phrase. So since most graffiti art, um, or mural art has something to say, I thought I would have something to say. Um, so I guess what I want to say to all of you who are trying do daily drawing practices show up, you know, keep showing up and keep going and don't give up you. So I'm going to write the words show up, and, um yeah, let's get started. Oh, um, before get sorry, let's get a really smooth brush to help us with our graffiti art. So I'm gonna go to, um, airbrushing, obviously hate the medium One are actually still medium hard, and I'm gonna duplicate that. So if I swipe over, I can duplicate it. And then if I tap it again, I can go to and I'm gonna just hit that streamline all the way up on what that's going to do is just gonna make it silky smooth when you pull it um, And then I'm just gonna go to about and rename it a little bit. I'm just so I know, and I'm spending Name it medium hard, airbrushed smooth so that I know what I did to it. Um, yeah. So let's start. I'm gonna Can it just outline where what my legs be? Okay, so now I'm gonna take that layer, lower the opacity, Emma, put layer on top of it, and I'm gonna make it the bubble letters that you seeing Graffiti. And I've also kind of, um, made my couple of my letters into symbols. This one's gonna be a sunshine like the sunshine coming up and showing up each day and then some up arrows. So that's the kind of things you got to think about if your style izing your text. All right. So, yeah, I'm on my new layer, and I'm gonna make them into a bubble graffiti love letters Go. Now, we can duplicate that layer slide and over. Okay, that's going to become my shadow layer. So I'm gonna minimize that so I can see where it's hitting, and I'm very race it where it's inside my letters. Okay. And now, on that child. They're gonna add some design in this. There were bad. Nice shadow layer there. And then what we're gonna do next is we're gonna duplicate this first layer again. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna fill it with some color. So, uh, let's get some fun blue here. All right, Now we have fun color, and I'm gonna alfa lock that color layer. And you could I guess you could also do It could be masked. It just depends on how you wouldn't do it. And I'm gonna grab a different color. Um, we're soft airbrush. Okay, big, maybe go. Another color for the top on. I think I'm actually gonna isolate that. Oh, making a sunshine here and a brush that going to no one. Take this layer again, indicate the color, and women get, um, black and drop it behind and move it over that capacity. Give a symbol transom, sunshine. All right, we're gonna go here, grab some white, and then we're shine upper piece here, and I just happened to have a nice brick wall from all this up on, and they just show up, and I hope you enjoy making that. And, um, it was fun to make some graffiti art today, and I can't wait to see you tomorrow. 23. February 21: John James Audubon: Hi there. Welcome to Day 21. And today we're doing a study on John James Audubon. He was a painter who is known for his detailed bird illustrations. Um, you've probably seen them, featured different places, but he was from the time where it was really just, you know, people were just starting to really study nature and, um, paint them in such detail. And so he really loves birds and just went for it and made these incredible bird paintings . Um, so I thought, let's say a bird. Um, I found a picture of this beautiful kingfishers vets and good colors, so I think that would be really fun pain. So I'm going to use him as a reference on I think I'll start with a sketch layer here. I'm just gonna go to the six feet pencil and just give him a quick sketch over and then we'll go from there. All right. I got my sketch and started on my record. I think I'll just get the Nneka rule brush here, try. Um, just kind of roll it out pretty quickly. Here goes. What I like about John James Audubon is that he obviously had a passion for births and nature, and he let that really fuel hiss part. And so there's really something to that Where you, um do you chase after what you love and you draw it over and over again and you just become the expert in drawing that thing or painting that thing because of your love for it? - If you'll notice here as I'm doing these feathers is that I'm not drawing. I'm not doing the shape of a bet that I'm not going. If I want an illustrated bird, then that would look like the shape of the feather. But what I'm doing is I'm kind of following the texture of the feather and the movement of the feather, and it will create feathers with the colors. Okay, then, once again, the research is my best friend. Here's all right. Well, take my outline. All And there we go. That was my kingfisher. He's kind of a quick one, but, um, obviously you can't put in the hours that John do and our bond put it, but I still think it's a great study of him. I got his colors a little bit of a personality because he knows He's a pretty bird, and I hope you enjoyed drying some birds. I can't wait to see what he came up with, but 24. February 22: Katsushika Hokusai: Hi. Welcome to Day 22. Uh, today we're looking at, uh, Mr Hokusai. He was a Japanese painter known for would Buck Prince. Um, you may not know his name, but you definitely know this piece right here. It is merry famous. And in fact, he made so many, so many prints. You really should look up his name. He had a whole syriza about Mount Fuji's on he I mean, they're gorgeous, and I really want to study art from all over the world, not just European wherein the songs, men. And so I thought this was a really neat style that is very, very Japanese, but so fun to do because the Leinart, um of the wood block print and then very limited colors, which is also quite beautiful in that because it was a would book. Um, you know, they would have to carve out the lines, and then they would have to curb out all one color and stamp that down, and then all another color and stand that down. So it was quite a process. Um, and I think it would just be really fun to recreate that, um, because they were able to do such intricate things with, um, such a simple way of drawing and painting. So of course I went and found a pictures of Mount Fuji in Japan. Okay, so first we'll start with their outline, grab a really deep blue, and I think I'll just grab the the dry ink brush here. Yeah, because it's got a little bit texture. Um, but it's a pretty brush and yeah, let's see what we can do. I mean, kids, you just giving a quick outline, toe everything here. - All right, Nice out, I think. And now toe. Add some coloring. - You can see I'm taking my colors quite simple. Just as yeah, and I think that's part of the fun of starting. Our history is like, Why did they have to keep their color so simple? Oh, because they have a print each color separately on separate in clock. And do we have to keep your That I know but doesn't reflect the style of that time. When we do that and come across is its very own thing. Absolutely. So I think that's all stuff to think about as you study a certain parts style artist, - a little texture outside flowers. All right? I didn't exactly get the wood block look, but it was still a fun exercise. Um, thinking about the limited colors and the limited shapes. And I hope you enjoyed making a faux wood block print like I did and I will see by 25. February 23:Apply Your Style: welcome, everybody. Um, so we're doing the last little bit about our style. And basically, what we're gonna do today is we're gonna just take everything that we've kind of learned That is our inspiration. And, um, what we like as an aesthetic and just take that and we're gonna take it to a prompt and draw it out. So I, um, transferred my, um, inspiration, ideas and my themes and my color palette over to hear the new clean, um, page here. And uhm, I'm going to draw written, drying propped. Uh, random prompts are really great when you're, like, having a block of what to draw. But anyway, um, I just go to drawing prompted dot com. And there you can click on something and find a random propped. So if I went to animal, it would be cows together in the shade of the tree to standing to Sydney, one standing so I could dress them cows. Or you could go still. Life dishes. We can be washed. Um, historical person. George Washington, Um, Bessie person, arranger and sword. But anyway, since one of my words is animals also botanicals, I don't know if there's anything. Let's go with farm animals. Three pigs in their pens, one lie, another back in the mutton. All right, so I guess I'm gonna draw some pigs, so I will start out here with a sketch. - All right, There's my sketch. Three little piggies in there and no begin my color layer. Sometimes when I'm doing a drawing prompt, I think, Oh, man, my idea is gonna be just like somebody else's. But that I've found when other people have joined in on the problems that their ideas are nothing like what I had. So I have a unique perspective to put in. And it's just something to remember that even though you feel like, oh, everyone withdraw their pigs like this fall No, maybe they wouldn't. And if you were to draw three pigs right now in the mud, you're probably completely different. And I think that's so great. And that's why each of us have something to bring to our own artwork and stuff. So, yeah, I just thought I'd put that out there. That even though it feels like it's all been done before, you still have a unique perspective to bring table. - Okay ? I like to start with my background first and then move up from there just because you give a nice base for your drawing. - I looked at a little texture to my drawings. That was definitely one of my themes. That was in all the things that inspired me. So I'm trying to keep that up here. Okay, bring the Sketchley above my background, and I'll start on my characters on a new layer. - You could see me at next year with a slightly different color and almost done. - All right, so I'll take up my sketch layer. And there we go. I have three pigs in a pen, one through the mud. So whether you did that same prompt or you found another one that suited your spending, I hope you enjoyed putting your style to the test. Um, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks. 26. February 24:Wassily Kandinsky: Hi. Welcome to Day 24. And we are doing Mr Kandinsky here. He waas a painter, and he was known as like one of the fathers of abstract art. Now, you've probably seen this one. This one is all over in, like, hotel rooms and doctor's offices. Um, but I just love the variety here because he has some really structured ones and very painterly ones on a little bit. And it's just he's got a lot going on. Um, he evolved. This style is he went out. It's definitely something that you grown looking to look at the timeline of his paintings. It's kind of fun how they, um evolved and weaken to the same pissing in our own work as we look back at stuff we did first. And then how we've moved on from there, which is also really cool in doing the drawing daily for an entire year to see how you move along in your skills and your talent and your aesthetic. But yeah, I just thought this would be a really fun loose study. Um, so I'm just gonna start us out on a new layer here, and I think I'll just grab some black, and, um, let's start with some straight lines and some shapes and go from there. - All right, so there's some shapes. And now I didn't get a watercolor brush in the painting, and I'll just, uh, pick them up. But I really think there's like a freedom in abstract are where you can just kind of let the shapes. And now the color is just kind of take you where they're gonna take you. And I'm really I really find that encouraging and fun. Um, I know writers sometimes will practice just free writing where you just let the words flow out of you onto a piece of paper without thinking of, like, the consequence of the grammar or sentence structure, anything like that, and just to kind of clear their mind. And I've also heard of artists doing it, and I've done it a few times where you just kind of let us colors flow and the workflow out from you're well, not paint fish with you. Your pencils here, Um and I believe that obstruct are definitely does, because it kind of like clear fives and clears your mind. And you, um, just let go of all the thoughts that are holding you back. So if you're ever in a block or just getting frustrated with our I recommend doing something like this with issues, freedom to do any thing you want with it and come take it any which way, Um, because that freedom can really stretch and grow you as a person and as an artist. Anyway, that's just my thought on that, all right, told, there's my little pissed abstract art was kind of nice relaxing, and I hope you found that's relaxing for you as well, and I can't wait to see what you come up with, but 27. February 25: Beatrix Potter: Hello. Welcome to Day 25. They were looking at Beatrix Potter. She used water, color and pink, and she was known for her Children's books featuring animals. And you may know them as the Peter Rabbit Books. And she didn't lots, a little cute, adorable animals during cute, adorable things. It's such a gentle and peaceful style, and actually she started by just going around where she lived and you categorizing and drawing plants and fungi and stuff like that. And that's how she started in water color. And then she started making little critters. So, um, it's super fun, I thought would be a nice, fun, gentle style. And, you know, I love illustrated, illustrative style. So that's why I thought would be need toe look at her today. So this kilos world that she did and I found a picture of an adorable hamster. So, um, that's what I'm gonna do. This a little hamster and yeah, let's get started. I just use the syrupy fresh here in inking section to do an outline from this adorable hamster, and then I'll do watercolors after that. One way to make it more of an illustrative style is to use shorter strokes. So when I'm doing the for here, I'm making it more like a drawing rather than realistic with these little short ones to indicate indicate for also eyes an illustrative style have a lot different from like a realistic animal. I just a bit more human like And then to make it more realistic, I think I've been be a little rate could be refitted Epsom leaves. - It's really a difference there with a durable him, sir. People of all here. Okay. And now I'm gonna add a layer under him and do the letter color. One technique with water color is to use a watercolor brush as a racer. Kind of take away some of the color. Because if you're using riel watercolor, you have these blotchy spots where they where the water color doesn't feel over way. So to recreate this blotchy spots will make it look more. And you see, I'm just repeating the process for each watercolor section. I had a bit color, and then I take it away a little bit to really make it look more authentically water cooler . And then I just go in and clean it. - All right, they go. That's my little water colored guy. Turned out pretty good on. I can't see what you create today. 28. February 26: Gustav Klimt: Hello. Welcome to day 26. And today we're looking at Gustaf. He is a painter, and he's known for using gold leaf to decorate his payments. If you look up, you will definitely see this one. It's very famous. You maybe seen it around, but he was well known for doing feminine figures, and then lots and lots of gold leave. Um, and in fact, this painting was destroyed by Nazis. So he is a little bit of a story around his paintings, but it's such a fun, bright style into very its own. So I thought it would be an interesting thing to, uh, take on and study. Um, So when I looked, went to look for a reference picture, Um, I typed in wrapped in a blanket, and I was not disappointed. I found this guy, and I'm going, I'm gonna do it. I'm going to make him the subject of this clumps study. So let me get my little sketch of him first and go from there. - Okay ? So I have some gold here, and what I'm going to do is I'm gonna take my whole selection brush here, and I'm going to go around with the blanket iss to make a goal blanket. Okay. And then I'm gonna three burgers are down. Copy and paste. And now I have a gold blanket on. Now I can take so my colors from these. And what kind of paint On top of my gold here to add some shapes and textures like he does in his paintings. - I've got some decorations. My blanket and I will make little pug space here. - Way go. I could probably draw his little cute pug fresh every day, all day, but I will stop there for the sake of time on. There we go. There is my Klute drying of pug. I hope you enjoyed that. And I hope you could see that. Um, you know, it doesn't have to always be such seriousness. Uh, when you're doing a prompter study like you can have fun with it, then make it your own. Uh and I think that I would definitely bring you more joy in your daily dry and so that you want to draw each day. If you find those little bits of joy in each and it's drying you dio So yeah, I hope you enjoy that on. And I hope you have a great day. Thanks. 29. February 27: Faith Ringgold: Hi. Welcome to Day 27. Um, today we're doing faith Ringgold, and you may not know of her, and that's okay. She is an artist that is very much a civil right activists. And, um, she uses a lot of mixed media in her sculptures, but she's also very well known for her narrative quotes, which is a really cool medium to be known for. Um, like this looks like she painted and she did it with fabric, which is super knees. Um, and she's a lot to say in each of her works, which is just so fun. And the movement to make that was that work is really incredible. Um, so I thought it would be funded a kind of mimic her style here, even though we're not using fabric and see what we could make. Um, let's see, I was looking at L. A. Fitzgerald because she, Faith Ringgold has is amazing. One with all this movement and with music, and so that Well, that would be a fun Milstein to recreate as well. So, um, I'm going to start with that. Okay? So to recreate her basic shapes, I'm gonna just take the monoline brush out the calligraphy section. And, um, I'm just gonna grab up some of those colors that are really beautiful in this one and a new layer. I'm just gonna block out the shapes of L. A. Here. - It's really neat how she's using this blue as an outline. So gonna copy that a bit here. I don't know what color dress she's wearing that will give you something silvery here way. Can't get it blew out line. And then let's give her her jacket here, - okay ? And then you can't forget her area. She's better love a brother. Okay, Now for Mike, - Skipper A background and there will be. And I think it's fun and vibrant, and you've got that bit of music and vibe going on in it. I hope that was a fun little study for you, as it was for me. Thanks 30. February 28: Georges Pierre Seurat: my very welcome to Day 28 today we're gonna do those direct, uh, he is known for posting pressures and pointillism. And if you don't know saying you definitely know this one, this one is very round them and very detailed for pointillism it. You can just imagine what all those dots, how long it would have taken. But yeah, he's done a lot of different, pointless and paintings. My tells them is definitely one of those things that requires a lot of patients. But I've heard some people find it really relaxing to just do the dots and rhythmic motion and just kind of zone out and let themselves do it so to each their own. But let's try it out today, Um, t I found this lovely tree seen, and I like how big the doctor in that. So I think I'm gonna recreate that because what's really neat is when you get close, like it just looks a colorful dots, and then when you back away, you can see that's a whole river seen. So I think that's really me. So I think I'm gonna try and do this guy with a lot of big dots So let's get started. Okay? I should have the Oriental brush in the paint section, and I'm just gonna do some giggle lobby dots on any layer here. I think a good trick to it is to bury your colors. Look tickets away. Got nice, colorful room going on there. Okay, I remember Impressionism is just giving the impression that something is there. So all these rocks are here, but I don't have to physically draw rock. You have to give the impression of the colors and the lights in the shadows that rocks give up. - Okay , there we go. I could probably spend all day doing little points on this, but it gives the general impression of a tree lined street. Um, and up close, it's a lot of points, So I feel like that's a good study. Um, yeah. Like I said, I could keep coming back to it and do more, but I can't wait to see what you come up with. Okay? 31. February 29:Yayoi Kusuma: Hi there. Welcome to the last day of February. You made it to this whole month. Possum. I'm so glad you're here. Um, today for last master artist, I'm gonna do ya. Oy, Cosima. She is amazing. Um, she's been doing art for a long time, and, um, she uses dots and patterns. There's actually really cool documentary on her. If you ever get a chance to check it out, it's really neat. But she does a lot of these installation type things where everything is dots is really crazy. How large scale she goes. And then she has. She has a lot of paintings with Dotson pattern. So I thought this was be a fun last day of the master artist topic to just dive into. So here we go. Um, let's see. I thought it would be fun to kind of do maybe like, a palm tree or something like that. Um, and I tried a couple from brushes and the script brush when I hold it down and make some good perfect circles, and he hold out longer, makes bigger ones. So I thought that would work great for making dots, but I'm going to start out and make some basic shapes to fill in the dots and patterns. - All right, so there's some really basic shapes. So, Lester added, are dots okay? Sorry. Have some lovely dots. And now I think I will add a background layer. Let's grab some blue here. And then if I go to the textures brush, there's this cool background that's only docks, man grid. We get kind of a unique textured background, and it's a fun little study. Yeah, you a. And I hope you had a great time doing that. 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