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Week 28 Animal Art Series: Roadside Wildflowers and Pollinators

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for July is wildflowers and pollinators, so week 28 in my animal art series features butterflies and bees and all the wildflowers I’m seeing on the roadside these dog days of summer.

week 28 roadside wildflowersI thought it might be fun to share my process with you this week. The first step for me is to lightly pencil in the composition. I’m still a tentative drawer so I like to be able to erase and change my mind. I tend to leave the pencil marks and let them show through the watercolors later, using them to subtly show details and shading.
week 28 drawing in progress

My next step is to start laying down watercolors. I usually start with all over background colors, and then go back in later and add the details and highlights. This time I got caught up in the little details so it took me longer to finish this page.
week 28 painting in progress

I challenged myself again to do the illustrations with just watercolors and my tiny paintbrushes, no Micron black pens. I love doing illustrations this way but I do love and miss working with my black pens.

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Click here to see Week 27: Wildflowers and Pollinators: Butterflies

Week 27 Animal Art Series: Wildflowers and Pollinators

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

My theme for July is wildflowers and pollinators, so week 27 in my animal art series features a few butterflies I haven’t illustrated yet (there are so many!). For this page, I challenged myself again to do the illustrations with just watercolors and my tiny paintbrushes, no Micron black pens. Some of the pencil lines show through, which adds to the shading.

week 27 wildflowers and pollinators

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Week 26 Animal Art Series: Nature

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

Week 26 in my animal art series features a hand-lettered saying “Nature is new every morning” and a bouquet of wildflowers and butterflies. I’m so excited about this page because it’s the last page in my sketchbook AND it marks the halfway point in my 2016 animal art series!

week 26 animal art nature

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! I think it will make a great are print or postcard. Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Animal Art Series: Bugs for June

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I finished some fun illustrations in June for my animal art series.

June animal art series

Can’t wait to turn these sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Week 21: Neon Insects

Click here to see Week 22: Monarch Butterflies

Click here to see Week 23: Butterflies

Click here to see Week 24: Neon Spiders

Click here to see Week 25: Moths

Week 25 Animal Art Series: Moths

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I finished my sketchbook page for week 25 in my animal art series with a collection of Moths.

week 25 animal art moths

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Week 21: Neon Insects

Click here to see Week 22: Monarch Butterflies

Click here to see Week 23: Butterflies

Click here to see Week 24: Neon Spiders

Week 24 Animal Art Series: Neon Spiders

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I finished my sketchbook page for week 24 in my animal art series with Neon Spiders. 

week 24 animal art spiders

Since I already experimented with my neon gouache paint on my insects study, I thought it would be good to try it again on another illustration to make the subject matter more fun and less scary.

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Week 21: Neon Insects

Click here to see Week 22: Monarch Butterflies

Click here to see Week 23: Butterflies

Week 23 Animal Art Series: Butterflies

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I finished my sketchbook page for week 23 in my animal art series with Butterflies. 

week 23 animal art butterfliesThere are so many butterflies in the world; I could draw them all month.

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Week 21: Neon Insects

Click here to see Week 22: Monarch Butterflies

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