Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Miya Himi Gouache on Hahnemühle Harmony Cold Press Watercolor Paper

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This is a repeat of the Giant Alium step-out. I’ve updated the text, added a Close-up Alium step-out, a new example painting, and a video.

Giant Aliums are fun because they are essentially colorful fuzzy balls on long sticks with triangular leaves.

In the distance, you can’t see that aliums are made up of tiny petals, which I’ll call florets.

If you want to increase your sense of distance, use the Close-up Alium for the nearest flowers and then leave the other flowers solid, with a little shading to indicate roundness.

Or just make it easy and have all your flowers solid with shading.

Artwork: Zebra Pen Funwari Color brush, Zensations colored pencil and Derwent White Graphik Line Painter in a Stillman & Birn Beige-Tone sketchbook. I do NOT recommend the Graphik Line Painters because they blob.

Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad  (review)

Full list of Fun & Easy Step-outs

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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

14 thoughts on “Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium

  1. Your painting is adorable, like how you used soft Gouache colour tones in the back gound making the bright bold colours pop in front. Its such a cheerful painting. The video tutorial easy to follow along, even if it was a speed painting, loved it, an your music is awesome.

  2. Magical and fun! Great colors and you really captured the perspective! I agree….a children’s book is in your future! 🙂

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