How to Draw a Koala Bear-Fun & Easy Tutorial and Challenge


Artwork: Zebra Zensation Fineliners & Mechanical Colored Pencils in a Hahnemühle 1584 peach DotGrid notebook. Challenge: Draw a Koala bear! You can use my step-out below or just draw one any way you wish! First, I apologize because my scanner is having trouble with the right colors, so you’ll have to take my word forContinue reading “How to Draw a Koala Bear-Fun & Easy Tutorial and Challenge”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Miya Himi Gouache on Hahnemühle Harmony Cold Press Watercolor Paper Are you looking for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #21 Zebra White on Black Pencil to Paint Tutorial The Green in a Grolier mini-review This is a repeat of the Giant Alium step-out. I’ve updated the text, addedContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black Are you here for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #20 Tea With Dumbo- Pencil to Paint Tutorial Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black review This is a repeat of the Grove step-out. I’ve updated the text and added a new header example. Sorry – I didn’tContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees”

Echo Technique – Fun & Easy Landscape Tutorial


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Da Vinci Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune 1 in Mottler, Princeton Neptune Quill Size 4 and Princeton Velvetouch Long Round Size 6. If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #19 , you can find it here. My TeaContinue reading “Echo Technique – Fun & Easy Landscape Tutorial”

Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial


This is a revised version of one of my previous Fun & Easy Landscape posts. Instead of step-outs, today I’m showing you some composition tips.  The composition is the layout of your work, how it all fits together, no matter what the subject of your landscape. Hints for an Fun & Easy landscape.  Keep itContinue reading “Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Swirly Tree & Squiggle Bush Fun & Easy Step-outs


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #17 , you can find it here. You might remember this drawing I did a couple of weeks ago. It gave me ideas – that can be a dangerous thing, but this time it was good. Usually, my Fun & Easy Step-outs areContinue reading “Swirly Tree & Squiggle Bush Fun & Easy Step-outs”

Part 2: Drawing the Elephant Landscape + Review – Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad


This is Part 2 of a 3-part series showing how to draw and color a Fun & Easy Elephant landscape. It includes a review of the Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad. Part 1 shows you how to draw an elephant, using a Fun & Easy Landscape step-out. Part 3 is a tutorial showing how I color the landscapeContinue reading “Part 2: Drawing the Elephant Landscape + Review – Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad”

Devil’s Lettuce Fun & Easy Step-out


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge 3/23 -4/6: Draw a landscape using the Devil’s Lettuce step-out.  Extra calorie-free brownie points for adding a Bell 3 plant. Devil’s Lettuce is a plant also known as Checker’s Fiddleneck, and seems to be the desert version of the fiddleneck fern.  I thought it was an interesting plantContinue reading “Devil’s Lettuce Fun & Easy Step-out”

Friday Fun & Easy Hedgehog & Echidna


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge 3/2 -3/8: Draw a landscape using either the Hedgehog or Echidna step-out or both.  Extra calorie-free brownie points for use basic shape plants and scribble texture. I was working on a Hedgehog step-out and earlier this week I drew an Echidna for my hubby’s lunch bag, and I thoughtContinue reading “Friday Fun & Easy Hedgehog & Echidna”

Heart-filled Fun & Easy Challenge Step-by-Step


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape challenge for 2/9 – 2/15 is to create a landscape using Heart-Felt Shapes or Basic Shapes.  This is similar to the challenge for the last two weeks, but this time you are challenged to use a photo as a reference.  Please get permission to use any photo that is not yours. YourContinue reading “Heart-filled Fun & Easy Challenge Step-by-Step”