Piney Doodle

Piney Doodle - student project

Piney Doodle - image 1 - student projectPiney Doodle - image 2 - student projectPiney Doodle - image 3 - student projectPiney Doodle - image 4 - student project...Yeah, I know.  No flowers here.  But I think there is beauty to pine needles.  I love how they fluffy and spiky at the same time.  We have many beautiful conifers where I live.  This doodle was inspired by a photo I took while sitting in a parking lot.  I set out to sketch flowers in Procreate, and this is what jumped to my page.  It was as much fun playing with the various brush and creating the background as actually sketching.  

This doodle is what I brought together from knowledge I pulled from several classes here on Skillshare. 1. Fundamentals of Procreate with Peggy Dean. 2. Finding Your Creative Style: An Exploration Through Floral Techniques, again with Peggy Dean—yeah,.  What can I say?  3. Teach Yourself  to Draw Anything: A Step-By-Step Process, with Haden Aube. 4. Illustration and  Inspiration: Keeping a Sketchbook with Leah Goren.  All available on Skillshare.  Honestly, I’ve learned more here than in some college classes.  I can’t believe the incredible wealth of knowledge that is so wonderfully available here on Skillshare. 


I still can’t nail the peony I set out to learn to draw, paint, illustrate.  They are one of my favorite flowers.  They’re so lacy and frilly and sweet smelling, you would expect them to be delicate.  Yet they\ are hardy as heck, able to flourish in the short growing season and the 6’-10’ of snow we get here in the foothills of the Rockies.  And the deer here won’t eat them.  Peonies a a wonderful creation of contradictions.