Melon-Striped Fun & Easy Step-out


After I did a watercolor, I was asked to create a step-out showing how I did the striped trees in the painting.  After some thinking, I realized a step-out wasn’t enough.  This is because the striping is really a technique more than a specific striped object. If you do intend to color, you can drawContinue reading “Melon-Striped Fun & Easy Step-out”

Shapely People Fun & Easy Tutorial


A lot of people are intimidated at the thought of drawing people (including me). But in my Fun & Easy world, there is nothing that can’t be drawn by using the basic shapes – circles, squares, triangles, and their geometrical variations.  And remember, stick people are for real in fun & easy landscapes! You knowContinue reading “Shapely People Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Desert Rain Frog Fun & Easy Step-out


To join my Facebook group, ‘Life Imitates Doodles Fun & Easy Landscapes’ go here. I came across a .gif photo of a desert rain frog.  After I stopped laughing and marveling at the fantastic creatures that inhabit this earth, I knew I had to come up with a step-out. Go ahead.  Pretend he’s some kind ofContinue reading “Desert Rain Frog Fun & Easy Step-out”

Touching VS Overlapping Lines Fun & Easy Tutorial


Some news about Fantasy Landscapes: I’m working on setting up a Facebook Group where I can post challenges and people can share their fantasy landscapes.  Only I’m going to call the group ‘Life Imitates Doodles’ Fun & Easy Landscapes’.  I chose Fun & Easy after doing some research to see how often ‘Fantasy Landscapes’ isContinue reading “Touching VS Overlapping Lines Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Alphabet Textures Fun & Easy Step-wisely


When you think of alphabetical characters, you probably think of writing or calligraphy, but the letters of the alphabet are simply line marks that we’ve assigned special meaning to. If you ignore the meaning, and make a letter of the alphabet the motif – a string of the same letter clumped together – why thenContinue reading “Alphabet Textures Fun & Easy Step-wisely”

Use Textures Fun & Easy Step-by-step Tutorial


Although, I created the  Use step-out years ago as a tangle pattern,  I think it works just fine in my Fun & Easy landscape, so I’m using it today.  If that’s woolly thinking, I feel sheepish. NOTE: I have to apologize.  When drawing the step-by-step, I wasn’t happy and started the whole thing over.  I didContinue reading “Use Textures Fun & Easy Step-by-step Tutorial”

Basic Textures Fun & Easy Step-wisely


Just a few of the basic textures that can be used in your landscapes. These textures work for any shape, and can also be used for ground cover. You can use a little or a lot of any texture as you wish. What counts when using these textures? Tightness, lightness, size and direction. The moreContinue reading “Basic Textures Fun & Easy Step-wisely”

Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial


Step-Wisely? I think I already explained this but when I post something the discusses tips, techniques or how things work in my fantasy world, I’m calling that post a Step-Wisely. While thinking about this series, I’ve been studying examples of Naïve art.  You might want to google some photos of it yourself, because there is someContinue reading “Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Sun Arrow Shading Fun & Easy Tutorial


The step-out Sun Arrows is designed to show you how shading works in my fantasy world.  The arrows show you the direction that shadows would fall.  But there is a little more to it than that. I’ll get into shading in more detail eventually, but this should get you started for now. For a full list ofContinue reading “Sun Arrow Shading Fun & Easy Tutorial”