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32 Lessons (5h 10m)
    • 1. September Intro

    • 2. What You Need and Tips

    • 3. September 1: Mountains

    • 4. September 2: Autumn Scene

    • 5. September 3: Island

    • 6. September 4: Village

    • 7. September 5: Desert

    • 8. September 6: Plein Air 1

    • 9. September 7: Graveyard

    • 10. September 8: Thunderstorm

    • 11. September 9: Farm

    • 12. September 10: Jungle

    • 13. September 11: Valley

    • 14. September 12: Winter Scene

    • 15. September 13: Plein Air Drawing 2

    • 16. September 14: Bridge

    • 17. September 15: Underwater

    • 18. September 16: Canyon

    • 19. September 17: Garden

    • 20. September 18: Rainy Day

    • 21. September 19: Beach

    • 22. September 20: Plein Air 3

    • 23. September 21: Swamp

    • 24. September 22: Spring Scene

    • 25. September 23: Tropical

    • 26. September 24: A Bug's Eye View

    • 27. September 25: Bird's Eye View

    • 28. September 26: Sunny Day

    • 29. September 27: Plein Air 4

    • 30. September 28: Summer Scene

    • 31. September 29: City

    • 32. September 30: Forest

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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. September Intro: Hello friends. My name is Emily, and for this whole year I've been doing drawing daily practice classes. Each month. I do new set of prompts and we draw daily. We have entire group. We show ordering on Facebook. We discuss our daily driving habits. And it's all to start a daily drawing practice. So many of us have been doing it this whole year. But if you want to start here today with this month in September, we welcome you because daily drawing is this excellent habit that federally improves your drawings bills, but lets you have that moment of creativity and a chance to express yourself every day. And it really is one of those habits that you just get addicted to like. And you have to draw daily every day. So if you are interested in Saarinen elite are in practice. This class is for you this month, for September, we're doing landscapes, which should be really fun and can be interpreted loads of ways you can do them really simplified, really dramatic, really realistic, really painterly. There's so many ways you can do a landscape. And I would love to see you join in. So if you are interested in trying Dalian and begin that practice, please come join this. And if you're joining me once again, welcome back. And let's give Dr. Daly. 2. What You Need and Tips: Hey, so I just wanted to talk about what we need for this class before we get started. Obviously, you can use any kind of dry and medium to do a day they drawing practice. But I'm going to let you know what I'm using so that it's really easy to fall along. I'm using an iPad. And on my iPad I am using the app. App procreate is probably the best drawing painting app for the iPad. And it's just really intuitive and many, many artists use it for digital work. And then I'm also using the Apple pencil. Again. Obviously you can use any tablet and stylists that works for you, but this is what I'm easy. And then I also have prepared worksheets and inspirational art pieces that are all in the Resources tab here on skill share. And I would love for you to dive into those. The the worksheets we will use one each week and they're there for you to either download striated, procreate, or download just as the document and printed off, whatever way you're more comfortable using it. Go for it. And inspirational I is just like a quote to get you pumped and motivated and you can put it as a background on your phone or your iPad or hanging up on your wall so that you remember, this is what you're doing. You're 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 happens 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. The first is to set a daily reminder. So whether that's an alarm on your phone or a note to yourself, a Post-It stuck-up where you see it every day, but set 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 instilling Ghana's start picking up on that pattern and you're going to want to draw it that time. You're going to be thinking about drawing them. But at that time all day, I draw at night between my kids bedtime and my bedtime. And sometimes it doesn't leave a lot of time, but all day long I'm thinking about 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 to 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 checkboxes fill up, man, you will just, you'll just gain more confidence in yourself and in your practice. And I've included a checklist of items here in the resources. 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 day's drying. I say go for it. And then law class. 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. Yeah, you can. And again, I'm going to say there's probably millions of times, but we're not drawing masterpieces daily. We are just drawing daily. It can be a sketch. It can be a doodle. It can be something that you're really passionate about anyone to spend more time on. Like it can be anywhere in between that you were just getting yourself in the habit of drawing daily because you wanna see yourself Grove and I will see 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. September 1: Mountains: Hello friends, welcome to September. This month we are drawing landscapes and I'm super excited about you really can draw them just about anyway. And so if you are looking for the daily prompt list, it is in the resources tab. And we'll just be following along with those prompts. If this is your first time here, I just do what I would do with the prompt. And so I sometimes give tips and tricks and stuff like that and sometimes I'm just a buddy to draw with. And so that's the main premise of my class. But yeah, today's prompt is mountains. And so I grabbed this reference photo from an Splash.com. It has royalty-free images. So it's really fun to use. Of course, the people on their own would always like to see what you do with your image. So if you ever wanted to share it back with them or tag them in any posted images? Do it. Sometimes I just use them for quick reference and sometimes I use him for more than that, but beautiful images on there. So if you're looking for references this month with album landscapes in, just to give you ideas. Look there, it's a great place, a great source. So I'm going to start with this one. I think I'm going to add a layer on top of this image and just kind of trace out some of the basic shapes because I don't wanna do exactly this, but I kinda, I still wanted to get the mountain shape in the sweep of the trees and everything. So yeah, I'm just going to trace those shapes with my pencil here and then go from there. So you see, I just grabbed the basic big shapes that I wanted to copy along. Just took, grabbed my lines as a good reference. And then I can put a layer behind it and start some of the coloring. I was going to keep this one probably pretty simplified. I didn't want to go into too much details. Sometimes daily drawing. You don't have a lot of time to draw every single day and spend hours and hours. So maybe you just want to do a quick one. And so keep it simplified. You can always come back and do more. So sometimes your daily drawing practices just a warm-up or a way for you to get an idea out on people, paper, or sometimes a reference for a later project. And then you can use that again. So don't, don't stress over your daily drying. It doesn't have to be this object of perfection. It can simply be a way to be creative today. So I've got my son behind the mountains and next I was going to add my mountains on top of that. Landscapes I do find, it's great to do a lot of building of layers up. And you can always combine your lays down to if you need to. But the more you build your layers up, I feel like it really gives that depth and textures that you have come for. Also, I jumped right in and talking about drawing, and I didn't say that this is the Niko rule brush. It's just appropriate rush. I tend to use one or two brushes like this and a pencil. And just to keep it really simple for this class because I want to show you that you can create amazing things without like worrying about a 100 different brushes and textures and stuff like that. I'm not saying that using a 100 different brushes is bad. You absolutely can get amazing looking paintings with a 100 different textures that. But sometimes you can get overwhelmed doing that. And so if you just get one brush that you really love, I love the Niko rule because of the texture. And you just get really good at using that. It will make a lot of difference in your drawing and your art. So that's just a tip from me. Start simple and build yourself up. I'm just building my mountains with different shades of the same kind of purpley colors. Again, giving that depth but doing it simply. So here's what it looks like with my sketch off so far, you can kinda see how I layers are building up. And I'm just going to keep doing that with the next couple of sets of mountains and then eventually the trees and just add layer after layer of different colors and textures. I'm using the same kind of purpley palette for my map means. And it's great. Alright, I'm going to jump back to my reference image here. And I want you to notice two things. One, it's really brain up here on the mountains and as you go down it gets deeper in shadow. And that's exactly what I am doing with my metals. And then to this is my reference image and this is what I making. So it is not exactly. And that's one thing I want to stress as you're doing a dry your daily drawing, it does not have to be this exact perfect representation of mountains. They look like mountains. You're good. You don't even stress about it. This is a fun practice and it doesn't need anything. You don't need to stress over perfection. You are not creating a masterpiece every day. You are simply drawing daily, giving that creativity flowing, getting yourself in the habit of drawing every day. And you can do it. I believe in you. So I drew my force layer here. And what I'm gonna do is take the screen back here and I'm just going to get my pencil and sketch out some tree shapes. So they're kind of silhouetted against the mountains, just like we had in our reference image. And then we go, kept it really simple. But there's are a lovely representation of some mountains. And again, I'm so glad that you're here to draw daily with B and do this practice. I'm excited about doing landscapes this month. I think it'll be really fun. And I've put a wide variety on the prompt lists, so I think we'll have a good months. So join me back here tomorrow and we will continue drawing daily. See you then. Bye. 4. September 2: Autumn Scene: Welcome back friends. I'm so glad you're here again to draw dealing with me. This is the month of September and we're doing landscape prompts. So if you're just getting started on in daily practice, so glad you're here if you're continuing still, so glad you're here. Let's keep up our daily practice and let's do it with today's prompt up an autumn scene. Autumn is really awesome because you get all the cool colors. So I went and found this reference photo because it's got amazing colors on these trees. And I think it'll be a fairly simple image here to portray. So yeah, I'm going to start with a new layer. And I'm going to grab a pencil. And I'm just gonna do a really simplified sketch where I just kind of grab the big shapes. A lot of beginning of drawing is just about one. Here I'm finding my horizon line. So this is where the lake meets the trees. And then two is finding those big shapes too. To mimic and draw to give yourself an image. So there's like a couple layers of trees. So I'm just kinda sketch out. So I have like a guesstimate of the different layers. And then I can add trees, each layer here of different shapes. Okay, so if you look at my sketch here, it's actually not really anything special. I just kinda wanted to give myself the basic shapes that we're looking at here. And then I'm gonna go in and I'm going to use this image as basically a color palette. So grab myself. Good, midtone here. A midtone is usually a tone that is found in the middle of all the tones that you are interested in using. And I'm just gonna throw this midtone on with my Nico rule brush back here behind on my trees. And what this is gonna do is I'm going to have this mid tone for the trees. It's kind of a yellowy, neutral color so that I can build the greens and the oranges on top of it, and it works with both of them. And so that way there won't be since the trees are so dense and you don't really want to have gaps in training trees because it's showing a very dense area. And so yes, with those. I'm just going to have that. And then if I put a layer behind it and I grab that blue for that Blue Sky. Also. Midtone will keep those areas separate from the trees and the sky. Slide nine reference on topics. I want to grab a last sort with some green layer. I think. One thing that I talked about a bunch yesterday was the image doesn't have to be perfect. You drawing daily for yourself, for your own edification, for your own creativity. And so nothing about it has to be perfect are amazing. And so today you just want to experiment with colors to get those autumn colors. Or you just want to play around with tree shapes. Do it. Doesn't have to be this amazing work of art. And daily driving practices all about learning and growing. And so I just wanna see you do that without the pressure on and without feeling like you have to create a masterpiece every day you drop. Because that's not the case. The reason I'm erasing I'm my trees here is because I really love using the Niko rural rush for its texture. But it is not great and creating shapes and so very square brush. And so I like she'd go back with my eraser and create the exact shape that I want. But maintain that texture, that, that fresh goes vein. But everybody has a different technique. So don't feel like you have to stick to mine. All right, so I allow my color lands there. And that took glow while sorry about that. But now I'm gonna grab my pencil and just adding some details like tree trunks and stuff like that. And some maybe some branches on a few of these. And again, I'm just keeping things really simple. Nothing has to be extravagant are amazing. I've cut the autumn colors in there. And so if I am going for an autumn scene, obviously, like you can tell, that's what we're doing. And so it doesn't have to be this extravagant piece. You can just add what details you feel at the scene. All right, so I've got that whole layer pretty much settled. I want now ended this reflection. And so again, I'm going to choose kind of midtone. Then Sky Pen the darker midtone than we had on the trees back there. And I'm going to go under all those layers and add this layer. And and I'm just going to fill in that whole space. And then what I'm going to do, so I'm going to take all my bottom tree in layers and I when grouped them. And so now that's a whole group. And I'm going to swipe over duplicate. Now I'm take the loop group and I wouldn't just go flatten it because I don't need it to be all separate layers. So I'm not going to mess with the layers that I'm going to flip it now and get down here. And it is okay. The stretch it because you know what the water kind of stretches the image came anyway. And then what we're gonna do is we're gonna put that over top of that layer and we're gonna go to overlay. And now I'm gonna go to that layer underneath where, where I put that dark color. So this one down here. And I'm going to pick a lighter version of that color. And I went to take a smaller brush and I'm just wipe it over. Because now I can add the bits of light and dark lane with a lighter version. And I can even go with a smaller brush and just add. So again, So it's more of a watery look here. Might even turn down the tree. So fades into a little better and are starting to get a watery reflection. Luck. And then last we're just kinda throw some reads here in the front. So I'm going to add a new layer on top of all the other layers and describe it. My pencil and just put on some reads appears that we have something in the foreground. Okay, so there's my autumn scene. And if I have time later, I might even go back and add some more textures and depths to my trees though look in a little flat, but still overall, I really love the colors I achieved and the reflection and everything like that. So I'm really quite happy with that. I hope you enjoyed that prompt. And I can't wait to see your colourful autumn scenes. Thanks so much for joining me. Keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 5. September 3: Island: Welcome back. Friends, we're still doing landscapes, and today our prompt is Ireland. I found this reference photo for an island. I thought it was pretty cute. I love it's really simplistic. And I think I'm going to go with, like, a simplistic vibe because I'm really digging it. So I'm just going to add a new layer on top here and grab my pencil. Just sketch out some of the shapes that I'd like to incorporate. I don't always want to do my images like directly. Exactly, but it is nice to have a reference to just kind of go off. So I like the idea of this little shack here in the middle of all these trees, and I really like the shape of this tree sitting on top here. OK, so you can kind of see how I just kind of really just mapped out my big shapes. It doesn't have to be a specific, you know, very descriptive sketch just because I know I want to create an island. And so I just kind of want to get the shape that I really drew me into that image. And that was the trees against the blue sky and and then the flat blue ocean right below it. So that's what I was going for. So how are you need to sketch to get your image to come across how you would like to do it that way. But this is just how I'm doing it. So I just thought I'd let you know what my thinking was in doing it this way. All right. I'm going to add some ocean here since doing the island and so valuable my sketch. And then I love the real brush because that texture is awesome to me and I love playing around with it. So I'm just gonna play with some lights and darks of the ocean here and then probably add some lines with my pencil. All right, I quite like that is my ocean, and so next, I think I'm going to go up there below it and add that sky and that's a completely different view. And I love having a reference orange for grabbing colors because, like, you guys can come in all sorts of blues and it's so much fun to grab those colors out and create your sky. Clouds right here is why I love this Niko royal brush, it's just appropriate brush. But look at that texture. I mean, that's gorgeous. All right, I like that's going to see what's at our island next. So kind of like I did yesterday, I'm just going to add a mitten of greens behind all my trees here and then I'm going to go in with a smaller brush and add all the poles . And so you get the front, but also you get the coverage of having like a background green that I can always erase bits from if it's taking over it. So. So I just cut my pencil here and I'm just going in and details once again, not making a masterpiece and basically this day they dry and practice is only for me. And if I ever feel like not showing it on social media, Instagram, Facebook, you know, I'm not going to do like the daily drawing is for me. And you don't have to show yours if you're not feeling confident about. That's absolutely fine. But I also know that nobody is expecting you to make this amazing piece. So show it and showed up, probably because you drew today and it might have been a really hard thing to get around to. And your day may have been really broken, but you still made that time for yourself. And so that's something to be proud of all in itself. So you don't have to be Rembrandt to show your art. So some of that green was getting a little too thick for me and I just still wanted to have the island vibe, so I lighten it up a little bit. I think it helped. But sometimes you got to race your work to make it better. And that's just like. And then I can't forget about my little cabin or shack that's out here. All right, I think that's pretty good. I think I right there and there's my happy little island. I hope you had fun doing that prompt. I got a little island vibes even in September. Yeah. Keep trying daily and I will see you again tomorrow. I. 6. September 4: Village: Welcome back. Today's prompt is Village. And I found this adorable little photo of a village in Austria. It looks like African fairytale, and it's so q I have to draw it. So I'm going to add a layer on top and I'm going to turn down the opacity on this reference layer. And I'm just kinda, kinda grab my pencil and sketch out what we've got going on here. May not stick to exactly. That's kinda fun of having a reference. You can grab your favorite bits like this little church with those people is like classic milage material. So definitely go out and just kinda sketch out what you want to look like and what bits of the reference you wanna keep in. I'm not gonna keep a the car is so I'm just going to tell you that this silicon more fairy tale. Okay? So I think that's where it can pink. And for us here, I didn't do every single filename because I didn't want this to take hours and hours to make kinda cropped the image will align just because yeah, I just there's so many buildings to do. But I think it's pretty cute sketch you can definitely tell it's a little village by the seaside. Yeah, that works really well. So I start with color unanimous, start with background. So I'm going to start with ocean and sky and mountains. And then I'll do my little village on top of that. So let's grab some ocean colors. So how I would do and nice glowing sun is I have this sun all on its own layer by itself here. And then I'm gonna go to Gaussian Blur. And I'm just going to pull it and stretch it. And then I'm going to go and put somebody like add or screen or one of those usually works for the effect you're wanting that's add. Overlay works really well with hard lights kinda get min, goodbye, Ooh, good. Like So really it's just whatever kind of effect you're going for and use one of those lighter layers, added it, and then put it over top of that. And then if I go and put my mountains on top of those, let's grab a good mountain color here. You can see how now it's peeking through the mountains. And I'll add planner bits. It's touching at after I get my Mountains filled in here. And I can see how it looks like. We can summarize here on the mountains playing when I was going for okay, so I've got my mountain, I've got my base where I village is gonna sit. And I can no longer see my sketch from my village. So I'm just gonna bring my mountains down a little bit here so I can see my sketch a little better. But don't worry, there's so it'd be dark in the final image. I just want to be able to see my sketch. And I'm going to do a lot of lighter Billings here to contrast with those mountains. So perhaps some buildings here, I'm gonna do really almost impressionistic buildings. I don't want to, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on details. Like if I need to do a detailed drawing, I do it, but I really like. This is a house architecturally sound building for every single building in a tiny village. So you do your village. But I wanted to let you know that ahead of time that I will be doing a bit of a cheap not doing every single house in villain or house in the village. Okay. So there without my sketch you can see how messy bag god, but now I'm going to go in with my pencil. That was all blocked out big Shapes. I'm going to add more details. Right? And I've laid out here as per our mountains back on. And then, and so can kinda crazy sit in on their weird. So let's add a few trees to it. I really give it that quaint, the village look. I think that'll help. Also, you can hide a multitude of mistakes with trees and branches. So dark tricks. And I think lastly, sweat it needs is probably to bring a little less sunset over. So I'm going to add a layer on top number and grab up that yellow that I have a, my sense that I'm just gonna add touches on some moves here. I like lighter cup for that one because it's lighter blue village. Who's gonna make it a bit. And you can even use the same technique to bring streaks of light. Or, you know, whatever landscape senior creating. Alright. Village here. Overall, I think it turned out pretty cute. Little village at sunrise. I'm really happy with that. I hope you're happy with yours as well. And I'm really proud of you for coming back and dry and daily with me. Keep drawing daily. I'll see it. 7. September 5: Desert: Welcome back friends. Today our prompt is desert. I found this photo with some really great colors and excellent contrast. And I thought it would be really fun. So it was in drawing just to flat, flat expanse of sand. I thought this really created a cool look. So I'm excited to grab up these colors. But on the layer above, I'm just gonna grab my pencil, sketch out kind of a general idea. Just grab some big shapes. Things like the horizon line and the curve of this hill. Just to give myself a guide, maybe map out this shadow here. Okay, so I've got my sketch there and you can see it is really just the bare minimum. But sometimes if you just grab up the big shapes, you can really take your drawing far from there. And I kinda wanted to keep this one a little simplistic because it is a simplistic image would just with contrast. Alright, so I think I'm going to start with this guy that seems to be the first Behind. So I'll just add a layer underneath my sketch. And now I'm going to grab up the desert floor. You see how it's in shadow. So it's very purply. And honestly, if I was to do a desert from the top of my head, I couldn't pick purposes sterilised first thing as the shadow color for that. But it works so well. So I'm definitely going to use the colors from the image because that's definitely what drew me in. And that's why reference images can be so great for landscapes because it gives you ideas that you didn't think of color wise and just lay out why is so. Alright, now I'm ready to add on my sand dunes. So I'm grabbing up this really like kind of it's right along the base. And I'm gonna make sure that I erase away my aligns with nice and straight. Even hold it down. So I really straight horizon line. And I'm going to grab up doesn't brilliant orange and filling my hose here. And now we're ready to add in my tree nonlinear both. And I really loved the dark contrast, so I'm not going to miss out on that, but I'm gonna grab my pencil so I can do finer lines on my treat. Them, sketch out their basic shape, and then I can fill them in. All right, so here is my desert image. I think it turned out really good. And it was really easy to do the simple shapes in simple shadows and the high contrast. So I hope you enjoyed that and I hope you did a great desert scene too. I can't wait to see it. Please join in our Facebook group. The link is here in the class description. We are totally free of judgment. We just show off our drawings so that we're all in this together drawing daily. So keep your eye on daily and I will see you back here tomorrow. Bye. 8. September 6: Plein Air 1: Welcome back friends. So part of our daily drawing is once a week we do something where we improve our drawing skills. So other months we have drawn the same thing over and over. But this month, since we're doing landscapes, I thought we could do plenty air. Plenty air is just French for open air. And so it's a type of drawing where you go out into nature and you draw what you see in front of you. And here I went out to local nature area and I just started drawing the trees that I saw around me. I'm just starting here with a sketch. But really you just want to take what you see and and draw it on the page. If you aren't able to do air this weak, feel free to draw from a reference image, an image of some where you've been, or even just look out your window. That all counts. Because what you're doing is you're training your brain to see the shapes around you and see the colors around you, and then translate that to a page. It's a very useful skill and many artists swear by going out and doing landscapes outside. So this is just me adding the colors that I'm seeing around me. Really. I was just having fun playing around with it. I know there's a bit of a glare on the iPad I was considering noon on paper, but it worked out pretty well and you can still see the colors that I'm doing here. I made sure to continuously look up around me and taking my surround names and check back in on my R and make sure that it was matching up with what I was seeing in front of me. Another thing that might help you, especially with your first piu plan air drawings, is to maybe set a time limit. So limit yourself to ten or 15 minutes or 20 or 30 minutes, whatever you think is achievable for you. Because I really could have sat out here and drawn all day. I stuck to between 1015 minutes of leaves. And here I am taking the time to add some details to the trees. Again, I'm sorry, the glare is really hard, but at the end I will show you my drawing. But yeah, you can get too in depth. I think if you just leave your time open-ended. So I would definitely suggest for the first few ones to just kind of set yourself a Thailand so that it doesn't become this overwhelming thing. Because the point I'm drawing daily is to make it something enjoyable and something that you want to come back to. And so I don't want you to feel overwhelmed or stressed. I just went to go out and enjoy landscapes around you and enjoying them. Yeah. So my shoulder got in the way a little here but back up in a minute. But so I started with the background as I've been starting with our alert other landscape drawings. And then I just added the trees in front of that, and now I'm adding the vines and leaves in front of that. So working in layers like that from back to front also really helps. With landscapes. You get the depth of field and you get all the details in that you want to get in. So here I'm adding by Until we will see. If I just want to go for a little bit. Here I am finishing up my drawing and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I feel like I got some of the details and also the big picture, a landscape. And I'll show you the finished product here at the end. But I hope you really enjoyed this exercise. I hope it really adds to daily driving practice, and I hope I see you back here tomorrow. You have a great day and I'll see you again soon. 9. September 7: Graveyard: Welcome back friends. Today our landscape prompt is graveyard. So choses co-reference image because it's, it's got this neat building in the back. So it gives me a little more structure to my graveyard, a little more visual interests. It feels very old, medieval, British IT graveyard here. So I have just come my pencil on a new layer and i'm just going to sketch on my idea. I think that we have a tree back here still, but maybe not as follows that one. But I like the look of this gravestone with its Kurds. Overall, this image, how it just has a very historical yield to it, means graves had been there for a long time. All right, so here's my basic sketch. Again, I kept it really simple, but gives off the field Gert, graveyard and old church building. So let's start with our background and add in some sky. And I kind of like the Vive, these clouds are given up their purpley color. So I think we'll go with Margo spooky, look for graveyard with some purpley sky rather than straight up blue. And then grass is kind of Frosty, has been a cold morning when they did this one. So we'll start with and hills and then back there more or add a new layer tree. And now I'm just taking my pencil on adding some details for entry. Give it some texture. Right? And then I'm going to add in that building. So let's grab up some of those gray. So now I'm just taking those greens and I'm just making that image of bricks. And I don't think I need to fill in every line of every brick to give the illusion that this is a building covered him breaks. Especially if I go with the light texture over top of pit to really emphasize the oldness of the building. So now I'm taking just a slightly later than I did for my background at my castle building here. And I'm just hiney overtime to giving it that texture. I've my brush, I'm using that Nico rule brush again. Then I love the texture of just giving them a lot of this stone texture. Let's clean up those lines. Alright, and then I'm just gonna take some of the greens from my tree in my little pencil and just kind of give it some scrubbed around the bottom edges so it connects the ground a little better. Not sure how much of this we'll see when we finally put the gravestones in. So I'm just gonna scrub around. I can always add more into. Here we go. And now I'll start putting in those gravestones. And I'm doing the same thing, giving them that stone texture. And you can see here and just kind of rub it on. My, my pencil is barely touching here. And I'm just giving it that texture this brush gives. I really do love going back to my reference layer and just grabbing of the colors. Just you'd get the richness of tones that maybe when grab necessarily. And it just is so helpful. Of course, when you want to create an image that is in your own palate, Yeah, go for it. But sometimes with these landscapes grabbing your reference colors is just so helpful. Okay, and then on these Christians, they were like little weight luncheons and flawless. Instead, I'm just gonna throw on some imperfections. That looks pretty good without my sketch. And I think last all I need to do is add some scrub brush around each of the milestones Here, the gravestone so that we can really plant them in the ground as well. So I'll just grab it by pencil and do that here. Anchoring things to ground could be a big card of landscapes because you don't want your buildings or your mountains. He owner Traceview floating off. You want them to be anchored to their spot. And so definitely adding in details can improve that look. Alright, there we go. There's my graveyard. I think it turned out quite cool. And definitely it looks like it has some history, so that was fun. I hope you enjoyed it as well. And I want you to keep dry. 10. September 8: Thunderstorm: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is thunderstorm. And I love thunderstorms because just the colors you get in the sky and the clouds are just magnificent. There were so many good reference images. A really chose this one for the colors in the sky. And I think I'll even alter it and add the lightning bolt down to the ground just to give it more of a dramatic flair. But yeah, I just, the purples and blues are just fantastic in this one. So I'm going to open new layer and just start some sketching. See where that takes me. Remember when we were sketching people and we talked about how using a reference to sketch off of really could teach you a lot about anatomy. Well, the same kind of thing goes for landscapes. Sketching out for reference can teach you a lot about perspective. So you can see how the road gets off further and then also the electrical posts get closer together and smaller as they go. And by tracing those, I get that perspective correctly. And then eventually, as I draw daily More and more, I won't have to use a reference to get the perspective correct in the landscape drawing. So that is also something that you should never feel ashamed if you need to use that. If you need to grab a picture of a road because you just can't get the perspective right. So there's no no issue with that. Like get a picture of a road, sketch it out and then that can guide your drawing so that your perspective is correct until your brain can pick that up and draw it without even having a reference. But yeah, there is no shame in learning. There's no shame in tracing. If you are doing it to improve your skills. Anyway, I'm gonna take my love, I'll draw my little reference here, make it small because I want to pick up the colors from it because I really, I just, I love these colors though, just by red. So I will probably get the road in the grass and the way. And then I will go and do that sky because I want to spend more time on that. Right? Alright, so I took a minute, I got my grass and Roden. I was really focusing on that perspective and I think it turned out pretty good here. I wanted to do that's guy, so I'm just going to pick up those colors and lay him down and then kind of blend them together. I'm actually ended the layer under the grass layer so that this guy actually will look behind it. Sometimes your layer important, your layer order is very important because where you put different layers can make a big difference on your final image. So let's assume we keep in mind. So I tend to, especially when I'm using textured brush, just layout my colors. Big, big swatches here. And I'm just kind of take the edges of them and blend them into the other ones. And it will work especially well for these clouds. So I'm just using the Niko rule, which is just appropriate brash. And so it's got that textured edge. Laughs out like a cloud a bit here. And you get a lot of that cloud texture for them. Lightning photograph with this pink color. And then I'm going to go to the excellent section in the procreate brushes that's called Luminance. And when you're in there, you have a light pen and the light brush. And so usually I decide between one of those when I wanted to do something electric clicking. So this top one was a light pen. This is the light brush. I might go with more light brush. Really big. Let's see. Yeah, I might go with more than light brush I wanted to blur out and you can also hit and just move and go to Gaussian blur and blur a little bit. If you feel like it's too tight of a line from lightning. So let's see what we can do here. Oh yeah, that's quite good. And actually what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna duplicate that. And then the one behind I'm gonna do the Gaussian blurred too. So my song line, but that also got this folder on the clouds. Almost like it is reflecting on the clouds. Yeah. And then I went to add and that just really burned it up and gave an electric field. And I might even add a layer on top and just go back to my Nico rule and kind of like at a cloud to kinda just gives it an anchor in the sky rows and it looks like it's painted on top of it. So grab that. That helps a little bit. Like it's coming out of this cloud more. There we go. There's my thunderstorm. I think it turned out quite well. I've got the colors I wanted and I gained a lot of cool imagery with DID perspectives. So I'm really happy with it. I hope you enjoyed data thunderstorm as well. And I can't wait to see what you drew. So keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 11. September 9: Farm: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is farm. And I found this cool old barn with that be kind of fun doing this got some good contrasting colors in the trees here, which I really like. So I thought this was a fun reference image. I'm just going to add a layer on top and just sketch it out with my pencil. Say directly with our friends image. But it is really nice to have a reference to that image to go off. So I kept a lot of things the same. Events simplify, a little bit. Stippling, dilapidated falling down. So it's not going to make a huge difference. If I switch it up a little and I've got the fence my trees here. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with that. I'm gonna take my reference image. I love to grab the colors off of the N. I'm gonna make it a small reference up here for colors. And then I will start with the furthest back layer, which would be the sky and the grass. And I'll put that under my sketch here. So let's get started on some color. Okay, so I've got my background started is pretty good. It's got some solid colors. But again, I didn't have photon detail into because this is just a date daily dry and this is a thing that I'm selling or that it's, yeah, this masterpiece that I have to create. It's simply a good expression of what I want to create. So next I'm going to grab a good mid tone for this new layer. I'm going to add that. Alright, so I've got the beginnings of my barn here. I'm just going to buy pencil and add in some details here. I feel like the more details, the more look like it's actually an old barn and dilapidated and all that. Because otherwise it just kind of looks like I colored it wrong. So I think I add more details, go look, lactate it and falling apart, and that's my goal. Okay? And here I'm just gonna go through my edges. And in some shrubbery bits so that it's run down. And my friend, and also my friends in the back to make sure banks can grass growing up high in back there too. So that fence let's add our fencing. And then I'm just going to apply for that so I can add some good shady whether it, so it looks like a really owned banks. So I can add the grass again, K. And then last, I want to end the add menu layer on top. And the red one. Kinda like that contrasts. That was really fun to do. And I hope you enjoyed that prompt is well, I can't wait to see how yours turned out. Keep drawing daily and I'll see you again tomorrow. 12. September 10: Jungle: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is jungle. And so I grabbed up this reference photo. I'm just gonna take the opacity down here. And on the layer on top, I'm just gonna do my sketch. I hope you've been enjoying these daily drawing prompts. I think it's been quite fun to try different landscapes. It's fun to do characters, beds, also fun to take a break and do backgrounds and sub2. So I hope you enjoy these and I hope you're getting your daily driving in every day. And if you've had to resort to worry about it, just keep going. Because that's the best way to maintain a practice is to not give up and just show up every day. Okay, so there's my basic sketch. I didn't wanna go into too much details because I'm probably going to have to do that with the actual coloring in stuff by just funded plot out my big shapes. And so now I'm going to work my way up. So Minster at the very back with all this green foliage in the back, and then probably move on to the waterfall and the rocks. And then last did these leaves at the very forefront. And that way everything lines up really well. So men take this reference image because I really like the varieties of greens and so I can pick them up from my little reference image. And then another layer underneath my sketch and start with this dark green background. Okay, with that, my sketch that I can see how adding different levels have colors and layers has added to the appearance of depth to our jungle scene here. And now I'm just going through and adding some little details on top. And just to emphasize all the foliage. And yeah, just get a little more texture. All I have here is what's called the 6B pencil. It's not any fancy brush is just a regular old procreate brush that works great for pencil like texture. So my next layer on top is going to be my waterfall. And so I'm gonna give him background. My waterfall here, very solid. And also get this pool of water down here. Okay, so I've got a waterfall background and now I'm going to add the actual water around waterfall. And so men take my Nico row brush that I love so much and just drag it down my waterfall. And then I'm gonna go with my motion. And so you see what the motion blur you drag up and down. Motion blur up and down. And if you drag said decide you get the motion blur side to side. So I'm gonna drag F And now let's make that motion both up and down. And then I'm gonna go with a brighter color on top of that and a new layer. And I can always blend all these layers together. And I'm gonna go with thinner lines and do the same thing. Then we're just going keep adding these until I get the call watercolor effect. With all these layers. So I'm gonna put all those together and just kinda shaped by waterfall here. K without my sketch and see how that motion added to it. And then to get the splash effects on the rocks, let's add some darker rocks on a new layer on top. They don't have to be perfect because we're going to add more water on top and those new layer. But for this one I'm going to use the Guassian blue. So I get a little bit of that softness there. As there. It's like foamy nests hitting on top the rocks. So a lot of layers, but I think we really cut the estimates of that motion of the waterfall. Now Mr. Eddie, my things in front of the water. Five another rock here, and then I have my full attention. And just one more of these we use out in front just to really bring depth to Django picture here. There we go. That took awhile with all that foliage, but I think a turning to x line jungle scene in the end. And I hope you enjoyed that prompt as well. And keep dry daily and I will see you tomorrow. 13. September 11: Valley: Welcome back. Today's prompt is valley. I found this really colorful picture of a valley between these very rocky mountains. I think this is Xi'an and Utah is what I read. Anyway, I really enjoyed the colors as they come from a purply blue to this like for radish rock. It, yeah, I think it's gonna be fun to play with those colors. So I'm gonna do a quick sketch on a layer on top here. And I just have my pencil. And I'm just going to grab all the big shapes, nothing fancy. But I think it'll be really useful and do this because I'm going to give different shapes to the different rocks as their background and be good to have those different shapes kinda mapped out here. Okay, so those by basic sketch, you can see that I've kind of just mapped out the shape to the mountains on either side of the valley. I haven't put a lot of detail into. I didn't even really map out this for Borussia than it is right here in the front. Because I'm going to look at my reference throughout the, they're basically just guidelines for me as I'm creating this image. So I'm going to start with a very poor background, which is this guy. Alright, so the clouds are pretty important in this game, even though they're in the background, just because they really point out the depth of field as you see them going further back, it gives you that look of the mountains in the distance. So I really wanted to spend a minute. They're trying to get those clouds right. And I'm going to start with my furthest back buttons and move on up as I go along. Okay, so this is where I am right now. He can tell how every layer I've added on just adds to the depth of this. And then I just make sure that I have outlined there are key areas. Okay? Okay. Okay. Okay. Moving right along here, my mountains and valleys. The finishing touches and scrub brush right here in the foreground. They really brings the drama to a landscape. If the distance, then things are a way where you are. Lovely valley. I think I got all the colors that I really wanted to get in there. And I hope you enjoyed that prompt and I hope you should try and daily, so I will see you tomorrow. 14. September 12: Winter Scene: Welcome back. Today's prompt is a winter scene. And so I thought I'd show you what I do sometimes with reference images is I'll grab a couple and kind of collage them together. So I have this tree, this just out in the snow. But I really also likes this pine cone. So I thought for the foreground, I do this tree branch with pythons and maybe another tree branch on this side. And then it would be like framing this tree that's just out in the snow. So I thought that would be a really interesting way to collage some reference images. And this is really nice to use, not just with landscapes, but to create your own scene, but also if you have a person and you just can't figure out how to get an arm a certain way. You can get a reference image of an arm and kinda map it out. And then you're not fully copying or reference imagery anything. You're just grabbing that arm to draw it, how you need to. We talked about that a little bit when we were doing the month on people. Anyway. So I am just going to start a new layer and grabbed my pencil and grab a sketch here of what I'm kinda thinking and go from there. So if I take away those images, you can see how I've kind of planned out my landscape a little bit. But at the same time I've left a lot of room for interpretation. But I also am going to keep it quite simple because I wanted that quiet look of the justice lone tree in the snow. But the bright green and the brown pine cones really add to the visual interest of peace. So I think I'll start with the background with this guy in the snow. They are very similar colors and build up from there. Okay. Alright, now, New Layer and I'm just kinda drawing in my tree here. And I'm just going to add all of them breaches in bits. This is definitely one of those things that the more detailed, the more realistic. Because if you look at the real tree branches, there's just so many of them. So the lie and the more realistic it will look. Alright. So there's been a truly sitting there in the middle. And now I'm Miss start and add some greenery around my edges. When grab up this image so I can grab the greens from it. That's really what drew me to. It was the color. So you'll see here with my pining those that I did a big thick swatch of green. And now I'm adding a thinner in detail and the pine needles on top. And then what I'm going to do them and keep taking different colors for the pine needles and adding them in kinda like you would do highlights and shadows for hair so I can take some lighter ones and put them where the sun would hit a little more. So I really feel that layered look will get us the desired look. Real pine needles. Now we can move on to the snow here, again due to a new lake. So really we want to be able to edit it in case I dislike how it's turning out. So I've almost grabbed it's almost looking pink because often you'll find in nature as shadows, purples, pinks, or bulk. And this is because it's not straight black and white is usually reflected in some sort of light source, whether it's the sun or other lights. And so, and then you can go and grab a White and you'll see how much of a contrast that gives you any can really tell that it's snow because it has the shadows. So sometimes laying your base as the shadow is really helpful. Alright, and then my last case is just those pine cones. So let's add that. I'm actually can do underneath the pine needles and I can partially hide them. Midtone. And for my basic shapes of the pine cones and build them up. Okay. So it just slowly added onto my pen cause the lights and the darks and the last little bit here, so I'm just adding some pine needles that are holding these guys. And there we go. There's my conceited image. So we have a nice foreground. Pine needles and then we have this tree just standing out there in the snow. I think that turned out to be really great when our scene. I hope you enjoyed this prompt. It was kinda fun to do something a little more open to interpretation. So I hope you enjoyed that and keep Dr. Daly and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 15. September 13: Plein Air Drawing 2: Welcome back friends. So we have been doing landscapes and once a week, I'd like to do different things that teachers some drawing skills. And so this month we are doing plenty air drawings, which just means open air or drawing outside, enjoying what you see. So here I chose a spot by the water. This is a river, not the ocean or anything like that. You can see the other side of the river and everything there. But I chose to focus on these pieces of wood and rocks sitting right in front of me. And so I just started sketching. It was kind of overcast but really bright. So I'm sorry if sometimes the iPad screen is hard to see. I was trying my best to not grab a father reflection as you see right there. But yeah, I just started with the sketch and just sketch the big shapes that I saw, the horizon line, the rocks, the wood all in front of me. And then I can go from that to covering. And that's the next part I started. Mm-hm. So to continue with our landscapes, I would really encourage you to get outside if you can. It really is one of those things that the old masters always did of r. And it's definitely something that can just bring new, fresh inspiration and creativity to your drawings. You don't want to take your iPad and just take a pencil and a piece of paper and sketch what you see in front of you outside. Some available where you are, whether it's whether or you just don't have the time, you know, snap a photo of something you see outside and go off with that. And if nobody knows, you know, grab it, but an old photo that you really love. And you can always grab a reference from the internet to, but there's just something about sitting outside and trying what's right in front of you as life happens in front of you. And that's what this is all about. It's a challenge for you to do that. Sorry, my shoulder got in the way there for a second, but I readjusted that you'd be able to see better. Really my challenge was trying to film this and draw it at the same time. I'm definitely not used to that, but I started with a lot of blues and graze because that's what I've seen in fire me. Although you can see the light changing as the sun peaks out of the clouds and that makes the sand in a different color. So I just kinda went with it and that's just part of it. You just have to kind of go on the fly and and yeah, draw in front of you. But it definitely was a fun challenge and I was enjoying seeing the textures up close in and being able to capture those in my drawing. Yeah. So here I had done most of the background. I got the river and the sky and the sand, and even those would posts in there. And so I was looking more at details. I had a few more big rocks to add and then I was adding smaller rocks at this point to how detailed you want to go on your outside drawings really just depends on time. I was trend to keep it under a certain time limit just because of the time I had. But really, you know, it's just let your creativity flow and, and enjoy yourself as you are sketch out in nature. So at this point I'm just putting my finishing touches on adding shading that in have o here is checking to see if I was still recording. So if I didn't want to lose that. But yeah, it was a really great day to draw out at the water. There was just the soothing sounds and the water is so relaxing. I highly recommend it. And I hope you are able to enjoy some, plenty of drawings today or at least sometime this week. And I want you to keep drawing daily and hopefully this will inspire you to do that. Also here at the end I'll show my finished drawing. And yeah, it was really fun and I hope you enjoy it as well. 16. September 14: Bridge: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is bridge. And I found this really beautiful one on an Splash.com. And I love a good sense that pick because I love color. So I'm just going to go to a new layer here and start my sketch with just my pencil. And I'll bring down the opacity of this layer. Yeah, I'm super excited. Let's get started. So as I'm doing this sketch, I decided that I don't want to draw all these architectural lines twice. So I'm actually not really doing the sketch right now. I'm actually just gonna do the bridge. And so what I'm doing is I'm just using the pencil that I was using to do all these fine lines. And then I will go in and add all the highlights to this silhouette here, just so it's not a flat black silhouette. And because there are, in fact, if you pull up the opacity and there are in fact highlights on the bridge and stuff that will make it more of a 3D object rather than a flat silhouette. So just in case you're wondering, I'm not doing the actual sketch because I'm just going to just use this my British drawing, or at least at the base of my bridge dry. Save myself some time and energy. In case you're wondering how I'm getting these straight lines. All you do is you hold down your pen, pencil until the line becomes straight, and that's all. You can make. Different shapes. And you can also edit those lines too in case they were going a wonky way or anything like that. It's very useful thing in procreate, especially when you're doing architectural details to get those straight lines because I am terrible at drawing a straight line. That's just low tip in case you didn't know how they straight lines are happening. Okay. All right. That looks pretty good. Lovingly opacity down. That's why I can see where the highlights come in. And I want to make sure I capture those on this bridge. So you can see there's a little bit of one right there. And you just kind of continues this way. So that's the structural bit, a color bit, my favorite fit. So I'm gonna do the ocean on one layer and then the sky and other interests so that I can blend them really well and I don't have to worry about blending into each other. And then I think Beau really is it that water feel is actually the shadow on it here? Because you really get that reflection. Pass the sunset. Right now it's time to play with some fans sky, so I'm endo layer underneath the ocean there are bindings on my sky catalase. Okay, so I could totally leave it like this. It's a cool stylized effect. Then I'm gonna take my colors and blend them together. Really give myself a beautiful sentence here. And there we go. There is my bridge at sunset. I think that turned out quite lovely. I love those colors. I hope your bridge turned out well too. And I'm so glad you're here drying daily, keep doing it, keep at it. And I will see you back here tomorrow. Bye. 17. September 15: Underwater: Welcome back friends. Tuesdays prompt is underwater and I thought it was kind of a different challenging prompt, but it's also kind of fun because you can be more creative. And it gives you a different view on the way light comes because it filters differently through them water than normal sun in the sky. So I thought that would be fun. I picture this really colorful one I found on our water. You know how much I love colors. So I'm just going to start on the layer above this and start with a sketch with my pencil. And see where that takes me. All right, you can see I've kept my scattering loose. I they won't go into all the details and I don't think even in the drawing that I'll go into all the details because I want to keep it loose and fun. Honestly, if you're not having fun, if you're not enjoying yourself, it's gonna be really hard to continue to drive daily every single day. So I just want you to remember to keep though in C, Keep the enjoyment. And if this is not something you're enjoying, make it, make it something you enjoy it. Don't put so much pressure on yourself or, or do in a really easy style that you enjoy. There's no reason that your daily dry and practice should be something that you dread or discourages you? Yes. There can be hard moments where it's hard to keep going just like if you were training to run a race or anything. But that's not quite the same thing as it's actually despairing to draw every day. I don't want that for you. I want the very best for you. I want you to enjoy being creative and enjoy your drawing practice. So find ways to make it wonderful for you. And if that is sketching a different way or, or learning to draw it in a new way to make it not such work for you, but more like a practice that you love. Because even runners will say that they hate some days practicing running and over and over again. But then eventually it just becomes this thing that they love and is part of their lives and they miss it if they're not able to run that day. And that's the same kind of thing that should be yeah, there's going to be struggle days where you don't feel like drawing, where it's not something that you want to do. But if you are doing in a way that still brings you joy, one way or another, then it's going to be one of those things that you're going to want to come back to and you're not gonna want to part with as part of your journey. So I just encourage you to find the ways that bring you joy in your dry ice. So if you are remembering how I did the waterfall in the jungle scene, I'm gonna do something very similar here. What's my light coming through the routers. So two person she spent draw sunbeams like it was a fourth-grade picture of the sun. And then I'm going to go to adjustments, motion blur and I'm gonna drag. So they have the motion, motion of the ocean. Do screen as the layer mode here. And then I'm just gonna take my eraser and I'm taking that same Nico blue brush that I use and just kind of faded because it's got the same touches on our faded in disappearing. 18. September 16: Canyon: Welcome back friends. Today we are drying a canyon and I found this really cool picture. I love the Red Rocks, I love some sunshine coming through. And so I'm just going to bring the opacity down on that a little bit and go on the layer above it with a pencil and sketch out my big shapes to get me started here. Okay, so here's my basic sketch here. I just grabbed a bomb, big shapes, so I kinda knew where and what direction I'm going in. And then I'm just going to start with the sky in the background and move up from there. Okay, so I've got my back two layers down here and I'm going to add in my sunshine now. So I'll start with a base of that in just the yellow here and can spread it out. And then I'm going to take that and move the layer mode to add. And then I'm going to grab the same pressures using, which is the Niko rule and just kind of a little bit here. And then underneath that, I'm going to do it again, but with more of an orange tone. And you really can just repeat it until it becomes the tone that you're looking for. And then you can also use the Guassian or the motion blur. Which ever you think really gives you the sun beings that you are looking for. It's really just kind of fun to play around with it until you get what you're aiming towards. Alright, my links 7B mesh there. And I might add more to as I add in the next set of Canyon hair so that I can make sure that it's reflecting well on there. So let's put our sketch back on and think I'm going to go for this big rock with the lake in the middle. And I'm doing rock and stone and do feel like a textured brush really helps me along. I don't have to do as much in detail work. And I can just kind of brush that texture on and get that stone look that you're wanting. So definitely recommend using some sort of texture brush. Like I said, this is just the Niko rule. It's just appropriate brush. I like to use it a lot because of the texture. So you'll see me using a lot, but and yeah, definitely any little thing that can help you, whether it's a stamp brush or texture brush, whatever aids you can superimpose, be super-helpful. When I try and draw every day. Give yourselves a little breaks like that. Okay, now it looks like I'm ready to add my very front layer here, the most forefront of them. I really enjoy working from back to front because it just gives you that depth. I know I've said it before, but it's a good thing to remember as we're doing all these landscapes, all those little tricks that get you the image we're trying to create. Alright, one last thing that I'm going to do to add a little more depth, my image is I'm going to take a new layer and put it on top of everything. And then I'm gonna take my textured brush and just cover the entire layer. And once I, where the sun is bright and then I'm going to do dark over here. And what I can do now is I can go to the Layer Styles and I can just drag it down and kind of see how that adds to my image. So you can see what the overlay. And then some of these are going to be too drastic. Although this gives almost a photographic Glick. Obviously now we're getting into the inverse. And then you can also go up to multiply. Not one kind of gives it even more dramatic luck. So yeah, I might just go with overlay here and just drag it down, love it. And if you feel like it's too much on there, you can always take your racer and erase off of that layer two. So this side may have more shadow because the sun's not hitting that side. More shadow down here. And just add more drama to your image by having this overlay. And you can add even more vivid shadows and texture by just having this one overlay. And some artists will just do multiple relay. So it's definitely a good trick to play around with, and that's exactly what daily drives for. So I hope that was fun for you. And you got to play around with a canyon. And you're drawing. And I'm so glad you're here drawing daily with me. Keep doing it, keep it up. We're halfway through the month. That's awesome. Gap associated viral. 19. September 17: Garden: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is Garden. And I went with this one. It kind of reminds me of like a secret ferritin, which was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. But it's a lot of greens. So that's going to be quite a challenge, but maybe also kind of fun to play with the different greens and stuff. And maybe I'll change up some of these flower over here and add some more color. Some color pop wouldn't be too bad on that side. But yeah, I'm gonna get started here with a layer on top and just my pencil and just coming up and those big shapes so that I have a guide as I'm going. Okay, so you see how my drying is quite simplified version of that. But it really gives me all the view of the depth and we get back a, yeah, I think it guides me really well in what I want to create here. So you sketch doesn't have to be this grand formal thing. If you want to start with a sketch, make it easy, make it light on yourself, and just use it to support you. There's no wrong way to do a sketch. So usually I do start from the back and I will get this guy going. But I wanted to get this front arch first because I feel like it will kind of tell me how light to make my lights and how dark to move my darks, since this is the jerk is heaviest contrast. And so if I kind of have it here, It's already set, then that will kind of guide me in. The rest of the coloring for the picture. Also kind of makes everything and less intimidating because I have this big bold thing right in front. And so then I don't have to get dragged down by the details of the plants and the back because I know I have this big structure right here in front that's going to take most of the attention and that'll help keep my focus, I think, and keep it from being overwhelming. Because even the most seasoned artists get overwhelmed. And so the more tricks and tips you can do to keep yourself motivated is how you continue Jared, daily dry and practice. After I got my perch drawn here, I've just gone back. And now I'm adding little leaf details to make it more organic. That's definitely one of those things as you're drawing nature to remember, the more you can do to make it feel organic and less like a drawing. The PR, problems and workplace you'll be with it. Unless you're going for Azure and style where you went to look stylized. Our furthest back is this guy back here in these trees. Start filling those and build up from that. The next layer up is our little Stone Gate, which I think adds a nice contrast to all this green scenery. And then connected to a little bit of visual focus, which is nice. And definitely look for that is you're looking for references, photos, and stuff. You want that visual interests so that you have grabs your eye and then as you try and grab the other people's eyes. Alright, the next layer up is this whole garden area inside. So I was kinda, kinda build that up. Probably do a base color on each side. And then after I get that down, I'm gonna add some more colors to it. Like I said, I think on this side, I'll add some pretty flowers, maybe some reds and purples or something. And then I'll add some leaf details to just really get at more detail and we'll go from there. So at this point it's all about just on the more layers you add to it, the more texture, the more depth you're adding to it. So as I put my fingers in that, I make sure some of them are covered partially by leaves and stuff like that so that if you are looking directly at it, it doesn't look as though I just pasted flower is that. And then this last layer on top of these will be the sidewalk here. And again, lighting is our friend. And so we want to make sure that we are adding in all of the bright spots and all the shadows. Because that really gives you and that extra bit that makes it more realistic. All right, and there's my little garden I made. I really love it. I think this one turned out quite well. I hope you enjoyed yours as well. And I want you to keep drawing daily, even if it wasn't your best drawing or if it's your very best, keep trying daily because that's how you get even better. Alright, I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 20. September 18: Rainy Day: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is rainy day. So I went and grabbed a couple of different images here that I really liked. I wanted to do something with puddles. That's what I was originally envisioning. And so I liked the splash, but I like how we get the background and you can see me on the pedal for this one. So if they were in kinda combine it, or we get a little bit of a still, still pedal where you can see the silhouette and then some splashy bits. So you can see that it's currently reigning. Yes, so I am just going to add a layer on top of that and start with my pencil and sketch out my idea. Okay, so it's really simple concept, but I think it works who? Well, because you've got the petals on the ground. Yeah, I'm going to start out on that color, this background so I can do the fence on top of it. And then I'll probably work up and do the sidewalk and then the puddles. So let's see what we can do here. Okay, so now I'm going to move on to my fence here, and I really love the color of the fence in that photo. So I'm just going to continue that and I brought my capacity of my sketch downs that I can really see. My lines. Okay, so now we're going to block that. And I can add highlights to this metal fence. So that really gets the roundness of these buyers come. Then we can't forget about the Shadows either. And it just really adds to the Realism. If you follow along with those highlights and shadows, you can already see how this is giving the fence for me and making it a 3D object just by adding a highlight on each of the virus. Instead line something that you want to play around with it, especially if you're going for realism. All right, and now I'm ready to move on to the next layer where I do these pebbles down hair. So I'm just gonna grab up some colors that I've got down here on my reference image and kind of make it look watery, probably with some boiler here. So let's see what we can do. The puddles will often flick the sky. So if I wanted to be a truly rainy day, I'm going to add in some of that color that I already have in the sky up there. And then let's do the Gaussian blur and kind of blurred. And then I think what I then do is duplicate it. And then on the layer underneath them and go adjustments, brightness, brightness down. And then probably slide it. A little bit, maybe even blurred a little more. So if you see now that my sketch, these Larry puddles, and then I can go on top of them and add some really clear details. Because here in our reference you can see how the pedal is kinda blurry, but then the clear details really shine through. So the pedal itself is quite blurry. But then the details of both the trees reflected and then here the details of the the raindrops making splitters are also big, Claire. And so combining those two elements, I think, will give us the image of water and rain drops. So come and do a new layer on top. And I'm going to start on my trees. And then I'll start on the platters. So this papilla lookaheads and weighty blurs because of the raindrops falling there. So I'm going to add some wavy blurs and then blow them as well. So then you kinda get that going there. And then I'm going to add more of the colors on top before I did the splashes. So let's get this out of our way. And I'm just going to take from the colors we have there and just do variations of them on a new layer. So reflect a lot of the different colors that could be in the sky. So we can have some pain blues in the sky. Sometimes when storming you have some greens. So just pick those up and play around with us. I love planes killer, and I think that's one of the advantages of drawing every day as you get to play with all these different elements of things. So then after I've done that, I'm actually going to take all these layers that I put in the puddles. And I'm gonna make them Clippy masks of my original puzzle. Puddle. Not puzzled because I want them to fit inside. And so what I'm just went to each one and clicked on it and then I'll click Copy mask. And you can have as many Clippy masks to one layer as you want. And so all three of those are coping masks on the pub puddle. So if I take the pedal away, they go away as well. But it also keeps them within the border. And so I don't want to go around and erase the entire border of these posts. That's helpful. Alright, and then lastly we're going to add in some splashes. So I men take some Dockers and I'm gonna grab my pencil on. I'm brand new layer above everything else. And just do those concentric circles and decided the grant was using was just a little too light. So into adjustments and hue saturation brightness and just spread down the brightness just a little bit rather than go in and try to change my whole thing, I redraw it. I can just bring down the brightness a little bit in that definitely helped. And now I'm going to add in a few more of those flashes. Alright, I feel like those are just a little bit too much like I just drew circles on there. So what I'm actually gonna do is I'm gonna duplicate it. And then with the second one, I'm going to lighten it and then I'm just going to move it ever so slightly so that we have lighter circles and darker circles. To kinda get that 3D ripple effect. Because if you see there's light circles and dark circles that are in their catching the light. There we go. I quite like it looks like a very rainy day or maybe it just stopped reading. I think it turned out pretty good. And I hope you enjoyed drawing a rainy day as well. Keep trying daily and I will see you tomorrow. 21. September 19: Beach: Hello there friends. Today's prompt is Beach. And I found this one. It's really simple, but it just seems so peaceful and I want to go there, but would be so relax. But for this reference, I'm just going to grab my pencil on the layer bubbles, sketch out this idea. I hope you all are really doing well continuing with your daily drawing practice. And if you're just starting back up because you missed few days, don't query about it like that's so great that you're back like that almost harder than continuing every single day. So I want to know, welcome back. If you are continuing and you have just been going strong. Awesome. I'm so proud of you. And it probably feels really good to get these drawings going. Yeah, I just wanna keep encouraging you to keep drawing every day. Some days are going to be good. So these are gonna be harder. But together we are going to be helping each other get there in the end. Right? That's super simple, but kind of in the mood for a nice simple trying today. So let's get started. I'm going to start with that sky, that pair. And I might switch it up and just kinda choose my own colors because obviously skyline ocean colors are ones that I can do. That color pick. I don't want to just make this my own version of it, which is kind of a fun way to take a reference, you know, take the idea of the peaceful and escape. But then paternalist spin on it. So I've got my, my farm back Mountains put in. This is almost meditative and peaceful to draw just because it's such a peaceful image. Your daily drying practice can be this almost meditative thing if you just kinda let yourself get in that creativity zone. Okay, so now I've got my my waves and I'm just going to add my boat. Q I think the last thing I just need to add as a shadow on that sand layer underneath the boat, but above the sand, I'm going to take the sand color and actually make the Layer Style multiply. So we'll take that same color and double it and darkness. And then I will just jump in there and hit Gaussian blur in my adjustments. Soften it up a little bit. And I could even go with a slightly darker color to have a more intense shadow right underneath the MOOC. And there we go. There's my lovely little beach scene. And I hope you enjoyed that. I hope goes through relaxing for you. I found it really relaxing to make this little beach scene. I hope you keep dry daily and I'll see you tomorrow. Bye. 22. September 20: Plein Air 3: Welcome back friends. It's another day of doing a plein air drawing for month of landscapes here. If you haven't had a chance to get outside and draw outside, I highly recommend it, make that a priority this week or next because it is so freeing and just kind of opens up that creativity and less that flow. And you can just like lower your expectations and just enjoy being out in nature and then sketching and what's right in front of you, which is a really useful skill. And that's what we do once a week here in this class. We draw every day and once a week we do something that teaches us a skill. And so this months we've been focusing on drawing landscapes that are right in front of you. Here. I was starting with a sketch. I apologize for the wall ugliness. I thought this would be an easier place to sit and sketch. And then as I was holding it up, I was realizing that it was easy to sit in sketch there, but it was not easy to film set in sketch. So I am sorry that is wobbling. But it's kind of entertaining and watching all the people walked by on the walking path. Anyway, I chose this really beautiful area. I liked the light dappling on the ground. I loved the, the post right in the forefront. And then there's a cool lamp posts that you can't quite see the top of it, but, And then there's a bridge that, that's where the bicyclists is going across right now. So I just thought those enough interest here that I can create a fun little sketch. I didn't go overboard or highly detailed. I really just want to capture what I saw in front of me. This is not about perfection, this was about experiencing this moment. And that's what I want you to do, experienced the moments that you're outside in nature. Try it. Here's where I began to add in my color. I started with my foundation here on the sidewalk. I know the glare is making it really hard to see. I wasn't sitting behind the camera so I couldn't quite see the glare right there. But when you can catch it, you can see them adding the colour to the sidewalk and trying to catch the depth of light there. And then I add a mid tone color and the background to kinda catch the greens of the trees. And then what I end up going duly going in and doing is erasing away some of it so you can see blue behind it, just like the trees. And I found that to be a really useful tactic to not spend fiddly time with every green patch of tree, but because it's just a big green swatch there in the background. And then I started adding treason. Just like all the other landscapes that we've been doing. I worked for in the very back to the very front end just to keep that depth that you are looking for. Next, I started to add that post in. One tip for finding a good place for plan is to find something like Visual interests. I really enjoyed this really great textured post right in front of the thing. And I've got to do a very close study of it and that was kinda fun. So I would definitely recommend have some point and visual interests, whether it's something way out in the background or something very friend foreground. It definitely adds to not only your interests in your picture to draw someone looking at it in, but also to give you something to focus on in your drawing to, to keep your interest. So that's just the tip I have. I also really want to stress that perfection and drawing it exactly two like this. It's not necessarily what you're looking for here. It really is about the experience and dry oxide expression itself. A new thing for you. Nobody gets things perfect on the first time that they're doing something outside. And I've drawn us out a few times and I'm still it is a very locked out sketch. It's not not anywhere up to par of even the sketches I do here at home. So I just was really interested in capturing what I've seen and trying to translate that to a page because that getting your mind to work that way is so important as an artist. So this was definitely more about the learning experience than creating an award winning drying. So here I am just adding the finishing touches on this sketch. Adders, adding in the street lamp and other textures in shadows or anything like that. On top here. Overall, I found this to be a very interesting study. To capture the light and capture the textures around me and be sitting there among them. I thought that was really great. So I hope you enjoyed this two. Here's my finished work. Like I said, nothing to award winning, but it was about the experience. And I hope you enjoyed that to keep trying daily and I will see you tomorrow. 23. September 21: Swamp: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is Swamp. And so I found this lovely swamp picture. I really love these trees that hang down in this form and just has a very Bayou Phil feels for me. And it's just a really cool texture. And then we've got this guy children. So I thought that would be fun to add because I haven't really put many animals and my landscapes so far. So I thought that would be a fun little ad in here. So I'm just grabbing my pencil on the layer on top. And I'll bring down the opacity a little bit and capture some of those big shapes. Make my sketch here. And so they asked by really simplified sketch, I know I'm go into every detail I did when I get this little crocodile down, right? So then I kinda have a general idea for that. And then my big shapes for the trees and leaves by here I can just leave as big shapes really generalized. And then this mean true, that's good focus. So that's my sketch. And now I'm going to start with my furthest background. So I'm going to grab one of the colors here from the swampy water, kind of a neutral color. I can add things on top of that layer, on the very bottom, things swatches of it. So that's a really generalize background of that going there. But it works really well because I'll be able to build up flares and colors on top of it. And I will have these awkward whitespaces like I just forgot to paint there because I've added a lot of shading. Background here. I think I'll start on this greenery that's on the background. To keep adding that depth. Then go from there. And then I'm making sure to switch to a new layer to do so my more foreground vegetation here, the bigger plants that are more in the front. That way, everything is easily available if I am not liking where something is plays funny to move my landscape around or anything like that. Layers are your friend. And now I'm going to try and get my big tree that's here. I'm going to put it in between those two greenery layers. And I'm going to add that guy. Last thing I need to add in here as my little alligator buddy on his LOG. I guess I'll get stone around him on a new layer. I've got a log here. And to make a really easy reflection in the water, I am just going to duplicate it and then grab and flip it vertically. And maybe even Graham, the Niko chest areas out bits of it because it's not always a perfect reflection. Reflected in my water. Crocodile buddy. Alright, and then we found the same thing on duplicate hand. Flipped them upside down. Unknown funny. Frame down that opacity. To summarise, little bits of m. And there we go. There's my little swamp. I've got lots of greenery. I've got cooled trees and I've got this neat little alligator guy, children in the water. I think that was quite fun. I hope you enjoyed it as well. Keep trying daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 24. September 22: Spring Scene: Welcome back. Today's prompt is springing scene. So I chose this one with lots of tulips. All those bright colors really remind me of Spring. Before we start, I'm going to show you a shortcut so that we don't have to draw a million two loops. So I'm gonna grab my pencil on new layer here. And I am going to just trace one of these tulip shapes to give myself an idea of what shape and went to b. So here I have a square canvas. And so what we're gonna do is we're gonna make a shape brush and for shape brushing need a square canvas. So this is my sketch for what general shape I want my tulip to be. And I'm going to choose a really smooth brush, like a monoline brush that really doesn't have any texture. For this purpose, you can absolutely make a stamp brush with texture. But this will be the easiest way to do this one. For the most part, you want your stamp to be pretty clean. It makes it easier to use. And if you're not quite getting it, there's loads of tutorials on sand pressures, so I am not the be-all, end-all of stamp pressures, but this is just a quick way to make a million flowers that are of the same shape without trying them all individually. Okay, so now I'm just going to share that as a JPEG and just save the image to my pen. Okay, so the easiest way to make a stamp brush is to actually go into a stamp brush that you already have and just go to shape and edited and import and import that photo that you just did. And now that will be your new stamp brush. And then they'll make it easier to make the same item over and over again. So if I delete these, you can see on a new layer, I can add just ten will then change the direction of those. We'll go in and orient to screen. And that way they will all stay upright and hit Done. All right, I've got a new layer now and I'm gonna take my tulips and I'm just going to draw them on this new layer. And I'm just drawing a whole line of them. And you can play around with your new stamp brush dynamics and how they react. If you want it to go in a line, if you want them to be legitimate and spaced everywhere, or if you want them to fall along where your pen moves. There's all kinds of fresh settings and you can dive more into that. I'm not gonna do that in this class just for the sake of time. So if this is my first set of two loops, I am move it down here. And actually that one should be the middle one because they're not as. And then we'll do another layer on top of that when we're doing a little bigger. All right, so right now I know it looks like just a bunch of black dots. And so what I'm gonna do is add a layer on top of that and make it a clipping mask. And I'm going to grab up this beautiful fuchsia color here and all my clipping mask and then take my brush and just start making some few showed tulips. And then I'm going to do the same thing for the layer behind that and make that a could be mask. And then they go back to my SAT fresh. Add another layer to that. Oops. And then I'll also add a clipping landmass to that one. Then I'm going to add in a nice green layer as my base layer on top of that, I'm buying to add stems to the switch. Hopefully give them a little bit more realistic feel. I'm just also add little details on the flowers too to make them a little less. Similar steps. And then I'll just continue that same pattern. I'm above every color layer of flower stems. And then adding some details on the flowers. Again today don't look skipped. And there I moved on. You don't need as many stems becomes pretty farm back. My Spanish together. Try and make it look very clustered together and actually do a little more in details to individualize them. Otherwise, it's just a big yellow blob back here. Now I'm just gonna background nice bright blues framing day for tulips. And there we go. I know that was a lot of work, but still doing the stamp brush. You didn't have to draw every single flower, you just had to add the details. So I thought that was really useful. I hope you enjoyed that. And hopefully that is a tip that you can use when you need to create a 100 of something. Alright, keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. 25. September 23: Tropical: Welcome back. Today's prompt is tropical. And so I found this fun tropical image. I love a good sunset picture because I love all those colors. So this is the one I'm going to use as a reference. So I'm just going to get a new layer here and grab at my pencil and just kinda trace how I want the image to be. I think I might change how the trees are in the foreground. But other than that, I'm going to keep it pretty similar. Okay, so this mine, very basic sketch, but I've got the general idea of how when the cheese in the foreground and how the trees in the background, but an add-in, every single leaf, every single tree. Because I know in general where I'm going with this. So it's really just a guide for me. But I'm gonna start with the sunset colors in the back and then work my way far away and set back layer and go from there. Alright, so I've got a pretty solid background here. I've got the lake and then I've got the sunset. And I really like how the colors really blended together, so I'm really enjoying it so far. Let's move on to these purpley mountains in the back. I've got my purple mountains and even admin green to the front because that's going to be a lower layer too. Even though it's in the border around, it's still going to be. So next, we'll add some greenery and the tree silhouettes in the background here. One of the reasons we do the plan air is so that we learn to be able to translate what's around us into a drawing. And so that's one of the neat things here that I feel like I'm doing is I'm taking these palm trees and they're Bay obviously palm trees, but when you're just drawing them, they look like little stick trees like they're not impressive at all. But then when you get them out here and you're adding them to your landscape, they really do impressed that there are palm trees and they belong out there and you've incorporated them in. So I think it's really cool that you can translate as simple scribbles shape into something, into your landscape. And that's all part of what shapes, objects, makeup, and how you can easily format. Now I'm moving on to those poems here in the front. And they're almost silhouettes, which I really love about them. So I think they're going to be fun to incorporate here. Okay. So I'm treating these palm fronds a bit like I would treat hair with lots of highlights and shadows to just add to depth. Texture can just really make them come alive so that you would have light bouncing off a certain leaves and that leaves hidden behind others so they're in dark shadow. And just keeps it more interesting and more and more real life because you have all that extra light and colors. My tropic cosine, I quite like how it turned out those colors really sharp altogether. I almost want to make a pallet of all these colors. They've turned out so good. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed drawing and tropical seen yourself and I want you to keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 26. September 24: A Bug's Eye View: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is from bugs eye view. And I thought that would be a fun take on landscapes because we always think from our point of view. So today's bugs I view into bars bird's eye view so that we can go beyond ourselves and see it from a different point of view. I picked this cool reference photo because of the colors. I don't think I'll do exactly like this, but I I definitely want to do some mushrooms Clay. I think that'll be pretty cool for a bugs IV. But I have procreate five x now which I'm super stoked about. So if you have an updated, please do because it's super cool if you can. But yes, so this is a new reference photo and all I did was I went to the little action wrench there and reference is right there. So this is training your reference on and off. Switch it back on. And I went to image. And you can import it from your photos that you save. So you can also have a Canvas comeback. It can also reference of your canvas which just shows you what you are currently drawing. Which is cool because then you can zoom in on certain spots. You can see what it looks like far away when you're like doing a tiny little detail work over here. So that's cool. And I think that'll be fun to play around with. There are lots of cool features. I have no figure them all out yet. As I do, I will share any tips I have of them. So to get started, I'm gonna go on a new layer here and just grab my pencil and start sketching out what I think it would look like on link below these mushrooms to make them larger than life. So this is my sketch for bugs I think will be quite interesting. I'm going to start with this great green background that we have here. So I'll just add a layer underneath and start with that. I think that's a good variety of greens in the background. I think I'll add in these mushrooms just so I can get a good center point and then adding the grasp in details around that MOOC. And I'm actually making sure to put the mushrooms on two different layers because I'm going to blur this further out mushroom. Because I think it does give a nice perspective to this image. And I'm also going to put the stems on or on the layer underneath. Because I think that also helps with the whole image. So that's my plan. For this mushroom. I wanna make sure I'm game than lightning on there. And I wanted to be a flat image and include those really bright spots where light is just showing off this measure. I think that's what makes these measurements even cooler too, is that you get because they're almost reflected. I've seen some around here. They're really surreal looking. I understand why so many people draw them. And also drawn to dry. Alright, so I have this back mushroom. I've put it all on one layer. So it's really easy to go in and fuller. So I'm going to adjustments, gosh, Ambler. And now you can do layer or pencil. So if I do the pencil just blurs where rabbit, which is really cool. And then the layer is more like what it use to do. So if I go to layer And I just pull it, it blurs it like that. And I'm just gonna do that since I put everything on one layer works perfect for me. Um, and I think I'll make it just a smidge smaller. So it's more recessed back. And now I'll probably add in some of these Foreground elements like the pine needles and the sticks. And I was even going to do a pine cone up here that was in focus. So that that would put that more out of focus and giving you more of a bird's-eye view. So on top of everything and do a layer where I do this little pine cone guy. Oh, this is a perfect time to show you what I meant by using the canvas and the reference. Okay, so now I can see the poll Canvas, but environment zooming in here. And I happen to need a colour from over here and say I'm zooming out. Again. I can then just pick up that color. And now I have that bright red. I don't need that bright red, but if I did, that's what I could do. I would definitely see it was useful, especially if you have like a whole bunch of like, I don't know, like if you were drawing a whole bunch of flowers and you wanted to reference for the color flower that's over there. But you're overhearing detail land. I could definitely see that being really useful. So I'm excited for that trip. Probably the next few days you'll just see me as I learn new tricks, point them out to you. But once again, there are so many people making videos about 5X, so please check them out if you want more in-depth things, I'm just going to show you the tricks that I learned along the way. Okay. And if you notice there, but I took that same branch and just duplicated and flip it around. The less it looks like the same one. Especially since I'm about to throw some grass over half of everything. I think we'll just blend right in with the forest floor here. So I'm going to throw in some nice big grass. I'm also gonna throw on different grass layers so that I have the depth that I'm looking for. Grabbed different varieties of greens and throw them in different levels so that they add more in-depth to my horse fly once again. And then I'm even going to take this tall grass and duplicate it. And I'm bringing it back behind that blurry mushroom. So it's way back in the back. And then I'm going to blur that out to just to add even more depth and actually out enough lipid. So yeah, there we go. Now it doesn't look like it just dragged a previous layer. And then we'll go to adjustments. Gosh him learn and get that whole layer of it and just drag it ever so slightly as though you've got that blurry grass further away. Though. I think that turned out quite good. We've got the bugs, I got great mushroom. And we've got the depth going back. Yeah, I really glad I chose the one with the bright red mushrooms to that color is just stunning. I hope that was a fun, new perspective for you to try with your landscapes. And I can't wait to see what you do. Keep drawing daily. And I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 27. September 25: Bird's Eye View: Welcome back friends today our landscape prompt is from a bird's eye view. And so I thought that would be a nice unique perspective. Not necessarily the way you would think to draw landscapes. So it was kind of fun if you're at a stump. If you're stumped on how to find a reference image, I typed in view from above and I actually found quite a few. Especially with drone cameras nowadays you can see a lot more I really professional looking pictures from above. So that's really cool if you're looking for a reference, I found this neat one. We've got the blue from the water, from the trees and then cool look of the road. So I'm just going to put a layer above this and just kind of trace my big shapes to give me a guide. And then go from there. Alright, so I've got just by basic shapes. And I'm just gonna start probably let's do the ocean because that was the most, I would say. And that's a good base for my cat, the sand. And so I think I'll go with the road next. On top of that. I guess that's looking quite good. I've got a good road. Tracks right next to it. Send to add some trees. This is going to be fun. I'm probably gonna do a couple of different layers here to the greens. Semester by darkness layer first because that's always a good one, depend on the bottom and then build up from there. All right, so I've got two layers here that my darker layer by layer, layer on top. And it's really added a lot of variety two entries. And now I'm going to go with my smaller pencil brush and start adding more detailed look to my trees. But I just want to say it's kinda fun challenge to see things from a new perspective. And I think that's always good to kind of branch out from ourselves. And that's definitely something that you can incorporate into your daily dry in practice because you aren't doing it every day. And so one day you try something new and different things. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that because this is your chances, your opportunity, and to try new things and you'd never know that new thing could be your new favorite things. So say I'm enjoying this and I hope you are too. I think that it turned out quite like the perspective of the fund new challenge. I hope you enjoyed that as well. And I want you to keep trying daily and I will see you tomorrow. 28. September 26: Sunny Day: Welcome back friends. Today's landscape prompt is sunny day. And I found this beautiful picture of sunflowers on a sunny day. So what's more sunny then? Sunflowers and Shenshi, Right? So I think that'll be really fun to recreate here. I don't even know if I'm gonna do sketch because really simple landscape Buicks is mostly these sandbars. I think I'm just going to start with the sky and then build myself flowers on top. I don't even know if I need a sketch for them. So let's pick up the sky colors. All right, so there I've got my sky bright and sunny. And next semester in this so far, so I'm going on a layer above o and pick out this one is clearly the in-focus one and make that my in-focus one. That your eye goes straight to a maybe a couple more around it that are in focus. And then we can probably take those three or four that I draw here and probably duplicate them and flip them around without having to draw every single simpler. But let's see how we do. Okay, I've got the sun flowers, petals, so I'm going to alpha lock that. And then I'm going to grab the different variations of colors because you've got the light coming through this. So we're going to add a really light yellow on this side of it. And the lights command, again just using my reference photo, the pickup colours. And then you've even got some really darks here as you get closer to the center. And when you have a bright sunny day shadows and highlights become very important because it definitely gives you the directionality of the sun and, and gives you that realness of the sunlight actually filtering through something. Because if it's going to filter through something that's also going to leave a shadow. And even though that might make your flower darker or not quite the color, you would. Thanks and painted it. Adding those colors that you see in your reference in. Actually we'll give it the real realistic value. Alright, so there's two of my son fires and no, I think I'll do one and in different direction on another layer. And then maybe I'll just play around with them and see if they'd fill my fill up my field here. Without having been doing are I'm not saying you should cheat your way through every drawing, but you can create shortcuts for yourself so that you don't have to stress about your daily drawing or make it this big deal. Like sometimes it's okay to copy and paste. That's what's so great about having digital paintings. Alright, so there's my three some Clara's. So first, I'll take this one here and just duplicate it. Just place it in the background. And I'm a flip and turn it and twist it. So again, a variety of them. And then I'm going to use that blur effect. So. And if I have a similar law, human or F1 isn't quite different enough, I think it'll be okay because I'm just trying to get basically a Field Book Fu back here. Okay, so now I've got all these guys will in fact grow here. So I'm gonna just grab those bands. Alright, so UCF, this background, some flowers here. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to hit it and then hit flatten. I've also, I'm done things like make a group and then duplicate that group and then flat in the other one in case I'm worried that I'm going to do a thing that's gonna be irreversible. But because I just use the foreground flowers, I'm not to work so I could just use the floor ground flours again. And then I'm going to go to Gaza employer and glue that layer. And I'm just wondering, you know, does it need be drastic? These are not terribly blurred out. Then after that, I'm going to add a copy mask on top of that group layer, fluid out some flowers. And I'm going to grab this orange that's kinda reflected off of them and just dry it where we're seeing it. Go to overlay and just drag it down a little bit. And now those background ones are hit with a little bit of sunshine back there. And then I'm going to grab this guy here. And I'm going to blur a little bit. And we'll make a little bit more like the picture here. And then Blair. And then the last, I'm going to hit this one up just like I did with those one. Does background ones. I'm going to give it a clipping mask and hit up with that orange. And then layer on top of that a minute even hit crab up that brilliant bright yellow and make us sunspot. And then I just see the add-in some leaves in parallel. So I'm going just under all these layers. And we're just gonna start adding in leaves. And I can make them perfect and we make them big O swishes. Because they're definitely not the focus of this image. I think I'm quite happy with Matt and space, sunny and bright. And I love this implies, I hope this was a fun prompt for you and I want you to keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 29. September 27: Plein Air 4: Welcome back. Today we're doing our last plan, drawing. I hope you've been enjoying them so far. I really enjoyed doing them all. It was fun to find different places to draw outside that I tried to find a variety of settings. This one I included a building because I hadn't really done building yet. And so it made it a little more interesting to kinda plan out the landscape. But I just started here with a sketch and planned out my big shapes so that I could genuinely nowhere. I wanted to put everything on my canvas. Again, I apologize for Amy glare. But it was still fun to do on the iPad, even though there was some glare from the outside. They gave me a little more freedom than doing it on paper. Just because of the undo button, everybody's favorite. After getting my sketch Dan, I went for my colors in the background. I went for a really basic blue because I knew a lot of the leaves from the trees would be covering it and also the building would be in front of it too. So I just wanted to really sell it background. And then I went with a really bright green for the grass because a lot of the areas in the sunlight, we're really bright. And then I could just add shadows on top of it. So that was my thinking as a laid down the background colors here and then blend them. After finishing my base layer there. I then began to work on my background trees, starting with the darker shades first and then layering the lighter shades on top. And this is just a fun process, picking out the colors that I saw and then trying to translate them onto my canvas. And I think that is definitely something that you learn a lot from as you tried to do the outdoors. Instead of with a photo reference in front of you. It gives you a whole new perspective on color and color matching and all that. Okay. After I had my background trees, I'll De Dao, I started on my building. I gave that a white base because I wanted to build off that with the shadows and then teal that was on there and the line work on it. I still kept it running loose because again, I didn't want this outdoor session to take hours and hours. I didn't have that kind of time. So I just wanted to keep it as loosen and free-flowing as I could. So I wasn't going on the perfect structure, but I was going for what lines can I add this to give it the closest resemblance to this? So it was more of an impressionistic work. And I think that worked really well for being outdoors and drying outside because it's really hard to get that particular Look unless you want to sit outside and look at that building for hours on end. Here I was adding more of the structure details for my building. Sorry, I'm catching more of a glacier here at this moment. Don't worry. I shift in just a minute here. But I think I was just trying to get that building just right. And so I kept moving it around, but I will turn it in just a minute and then you'll see how I added some more structure to that building. When I finish a claim building and I moved on to this very Fred tree, I think it's a fig tree. I've got really shared, but I knew I won that in the foreground. And that's one of those things that you kind of have to notice since you have 3D objects, you have to notice where's your background, where's your furthers object, and where's your closest object? So you can see here this fig tree was my closest object. And so I went on to really big leaves in a variety of colors and textures Just to add visual interests right here in the very front. And then pretending. I just kept adding all my details in as I worked on my drawing until I felt like I was at a good stopping point and I was happy with it. Again, this is not about making the most perfect drying, but it's about the experience of drawing outside and dry and what's right in front of you. So here's my drawing. I hope you enjoyed this and keep trying daily and I'll see you tomorrow. Bye. 30. September 28: Summer Scene: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is summertime or a summer scene. I chose these really colorful little buildings at a beach. I thought that was based summary. And so I have this little reference him into my reference box here. I'm just gonna move it over the side. And I'm gonna start my sketch on a brand new layer with just a pencil. And stop. All right, so here's my basic sketch. Again, I didn't go in a lot of details. But I think it'll be really fun. And in all these bright little Cabana is here and then add in the ocean back here in the sky. So I think though work, I will start with my background with the sky and the sand. And I think I'm going to add some motion over here. And then I'll build my colorful glow Command S on top. So I'm gonna just put a layer underneath my sketch and go in for that sky. Okay. All right, and I've got a lovely little backround and now I'm going to start adding them my houses. I think I may have to put them all on separate layers just because I don't want the I want to be able to give them sharp edges and stuff. Obviously, I mean, less houses than there because I wanted to make it easy on myself. That's also another thing to remember, to plan out your drawings to make them practical for your daily drives. Because you can always come back to a concept newer, more time, or you want to devote more time. Energy has something, but sometimes your daily drawing can just be a little warm up for you creatively. And it doesn't have to be this big thing that takes up all your time, so just a little something. But your daily drawing can also be something great for you to continue with the same piece over and over and get better and better. So it's really what is going to help you achieve your goals at this moment. That's why at the very beginning in January, we talked about goals and what we wanted drawing daily. And so I just want you to remember that. I'm always thinking about building my portfolio and what I need. And so sometimes I started Peace thinking. If I continue that, if they make a great portfolio piece, so it's great to have those goals in the back of your mind. Okay? Okay. So I'm Sali adding my house is on here. You can see I've got two There. I am making sure that as I knew these, I'm getting these colors from further back because they're a little more faded as the less in focus. And so that's always something be aware of what color is doing from a distance and as opposed to close. Because it will definitely and give the viewer the impression that something is closer if it is more vibrant. So that's something to keep in mind. Okay. Okay, right. I'm just working on my last bundle fit here, the last set of stairs. As I do that, I'm just final details. I think the last hand needs is just sand. Top player here. Just like the waves have been shoreline the sand against these people. We'll start with some shadow and then we'll add the lighter stuff too. And there we go. There is my cute little summertime picture. I think it looks like a great day at the beach. And I hope you enjoyed that. Keep drawing daily and I will see you tomorrow. Bye. 31. September 29: City: Welcome back friends. Today's prompt is saying, I found this really cool graphic. One basins very black and yellow and just hints of grazes stuff. And I thought that was really a fun tape on it. And just kinda the nighttime look of it. So I am going to sketch out what I want mine to look like here on a new layer and then go from there. All right, so I did a really generalize trying here, grab the big shapes while my rectangles and curves in circles, just give myself a good base, I probably won't copy the image directly. And that's why he uses a reference. You just kinda figured out how to make it your own. But I really like how this turned out already has a really cool city by Justin sketch form. So I'm going to start with my background and go from there. I went out to actions and grabbed my reference here. And then I just import the photo that I use for the reference so that I can grab those colors because I wanted to make sure I got the light reflecting on the street. So that's a little more of a coppery colored straight black. Okay. Okay. Alright, so I've got my surgeon and they're now looking pretty good. And let's start working on some of these buildings. I think the first step I'm gonna do is just the basic shapes of the billion in light gray. And then I think as I add the lights on top will be able to distinguish them pretty good share. So let's see what we can do. Alright, so what I did next was I kind of made it easier to distinguish between each building by adding the shadows. And then maybe if we add some of the highlights that the lights are giving off and then start adding the details like the windows and lights. I think that'll help quite a bit. So their city here trying to layer on top. Okay. So right there and go. I think that for my city, I really like how it turned out that so little impressionistic, but it still had a lot of the things that make you think City with the lights and the coloring, and all the buildings and everything. I saw as a fun prompt for you and keep drawing daily and LC tomorrow. 32. September 30: Forest: Welcome back friends. Today is the last prompt of September and we are doing forests. I chose this coliforms and it's got this Misty Mountain, the back, which I think is just such a cool color. And there's lots of variety of greens in here. So I thought this would be a really fun one to replicate. And so I'm just going to bring down the opacity a little bit on that. I'm just going to start my sketch. Okay, so I did a really loose sketch here. Just a lot of big shapes and just kinda drawing out where I want my trees ago because under ionophores I don't really want to draw it twice, once in the sketch and then once for real. So I thought I'd keep it easy on myself. And then I might add a few more entries in the foreground. So I've got that layered look with the perspective. So yeah, I'm going to start with Sky and then hit up those misty mountains in the back and then get to work on some trees for my force. Yeah. Next I start my layers of trees in the forest. I'm gonna go start with these ones way back there, these bluish silhouettes and work my way forward just to really get that. It's better on a couple. And just every little detail you can give your forest pads to that reality and depth in the point of view. So I always try to add in whatever i can within reason because I don't want to spend four days on drawings for us on keep it reasonable for a daily drawing. So finding that balance is definitely key. Okay? Okay. One thing I think that's very important as you create the forest is layering because there is just layers upon layers of trees. And so as I'm going, I'm sad in different colors of the layers. And it's really adding depth to my four. And next I'm going to even add layers of bushes and shrubs here that's more in the foreground. That I think will add even more depth. So that's what's next. Okay. Even adding details here of these little yellow flowers is an IQ in the reference picture, but I think it really adds just a little splash of color amongst all this. Yeah, I really like that. Maybe a few RMS balanced about. Hadn't this rock and foreground. There we go. There's my forest. I think that turned out really great. I hope you enjoyed this prompt. I also hope you've been really enjoying drawing daily here in September. Keep an eye out for my next class here in October, and we'll keep drawing every day. I'll see you tomorrow.