Animal Life Drawing, arty advice, and another Zoom date!
PAWFECT PETS: Observation - Illustration
It's a real treat to share my fur family with you for this special session with Animal Life Drawing! You'll be in the company of encouraging animal-loving artists as Holly guides us through the process of capturing their form, movement, and character. Join us on Aug. 24 for PAWFECT PETS: Observation - Illustration.
Arty Advice from Illustrators I Admire
Drawing daily takes discipline. Here are some tips from a few of my favorite illustrators.
Stephanie Fizer Coleman advises leaving your sketchbook open and supplies at the ready. "I had to practice letting my drawing desk be a place where I could immediately start drawing because all my favorite materials are at hand. It's made my sketchbook practice easier. My sketchbook is always open, usually to a page I really enjoyed drawing (even if it's not the most recent page)."
Jade Orlando recommended art prompts help fuel creativity. “Sometimes deciding what to draw can feel daunting, so I like to use prompts to relax and focus on creating. I love following Instagram prompts like @charlyclements’ Fun With Faces, or creating my own prompts as a jumping off point. Here’s one: Draw a cat every day for a week!”
Susie Esse says finding joy in the process, instead of focusing on creating a finished piece of art, is crucial to keeping the habit alive. "Let go of the finished product and embrace the process instead, she said. "Accepting that I may not like the finished product is very freeing.
Let’s Draw Pets tomorrow!
I’m looking forward to the Let’s Draw Pets session tomorrow at 10 am CST! This one’s free and open to all levels. Bring your pups, paper and pencils. I can’t wait to see your face and draw some furry ones in the morning!
Before I forget
I extended the special offer to get the custom stickers I made on Patreon!
I shared my secret to drawing a dog.
That’s it for now! Thank you so much for readin’!