Learn to Draw 4 Different Types of Cacti | Doodles | Suzanne Kurilla | Skillshare

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Learn to Draw 4 Different Types of Cacti | Doodles

teacher avatar Suzanne Kurilla, Watercolor & Acrylic Artist

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3 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Drawing, 4 Types of Cacti

    • 3. Creating details & patterns with Ink

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About This Class

In this class, I will show you how to draw 4 different types of Cacti. I will show you step by step and explain what supplies you will need to get started. What you will learn is basic drawing skills and how to improve and create your own patterns & doodles.

In the beginning, I show a rough sketch on how to get started and then move on to the ink portion of the class. This class is great for beginners and people who enjoy doodling! This is a great way to practice your skills and boost your creativity! You can experiment with making your own designs on your pots.

Types of Cacti 

  • Saguaro
  • Prickly Pear
  • Mammillaria
  • Hedgehog


Black Gel Pen


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Suzanne Kurilla

Watercolor & Acrylic Artist






    Some areas I specialize in are Watercolor, Acrylic Painting and Illustration. I have worked with adults of various ages and artistic levels. I enjoy creating content and helping others on their creative journey.

You can find my work on Instagram and FREE mini-tutorials on YOUTUBE, ArtwithSuzanne!
Also, l have Art prints for purchase and more in my Society6 shop.  

Now on TikTok, mini tutorials, Artwithsuzanne. 

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1. Intro : thank you for joining it. And for this tutorial, this is going to be a drawing tutorial for some cactuses. I'm gonna show you how to doodle a few different ones there. That was a rough draft. And then here's the finished product down here. Well, but the details with the pen and ink and I will show you how to make your own special designs on each of the pots toe Add character in a little bit of fun. And drawings like these are really great for practice as well. Help you build your skills. Or if you're no looking to even start your own portfolio, that's always great to have on hand to. 2. Drawing, 4 Types of Cacti: first up, I'm going to get started with one of the path and I'm just going to keep them very basic at first. Just simple shapes and same with the cactus toe. I'm going to add all the details later on with the ink. So right now you can think of it as your little skeletal drawing. Just, um, some nice contour lines. And then, like I said, all the details, like the little tiny spikes and everything on the cactuses and details on the pots, will be doing in the next part with the ink. And you can play around with what type of pots you would like. I know some are a little bit more tapered and some are just square or the round ones just so they're not all the same. And then you can think about which kind of design you would like to draw on them as well 3. Creating details & patterns with Ink: now for this portion, I'm gonna start and go in with some of the ink. And that's nothing fancy that I have in my hand there. That's just a gel pen. And I will have, um, the exact name of it. Lincoln, the all right in the description. And I'm just going to put a few more details on the the cactuses and run all the little spikes and, um, a few other things. And then each design on the pots. No, some stripes or polka dots or maybe a little bit of the like. Aztec patterned with triangles and zigzags so you can get creative without Okay . Thank you. So what you're watching and be sure to check back for more.