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Artwork: Zebra Pen Technical Pen and Fineliners in Sketching Stuff Activity book.
The prompt at Doodlewash today is Blue-plate Special, and I think this illustration would make a special plate. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
The drawing is an exercise from The Sketching Stuff Activity book by Charlie O’Shields. Several of the activities focus on recognizing the simple shapes in a scene. This is surprisingly difficult to do without practice. I decided to draw just the shapes on black paper.
When you draw on black paper, you are forced to think in the negative. I felt that would help me see just the simple shapes. I decided to just draw the more important leaves.
Then I drew the bird in the activity book with a technical pen.
This time I drew the leaf clusters in more detail.
I finished by coloring the drawing with fineliner pens.
If you missed my video walk-thru of Charlie’s book, here it is again. You can find the full review here.
Did you know that there is a Sketching Stuff Facebook Group for people to share their work from the book?
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Charlie O’Shields is the founder and admin of Facebook’s ‘World Watercolor Group’, World Watercolor Month, and the Doodlewash Community. For more then 1400 consecutive days, he’s delighted his readers by sharing his watercolor art and a rambling essay about life, his interests, and the importance of staying young at heart.