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Week 33 Animal Art: Trout Fishing

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 August is freshwater fish, so week 33 in my animal art series features trout fishing.
animal art trout fishingAfter doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish. 
animal art trout fishing sketches

animal art trout fishing in progressThen I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

Don’t worry – no harm was done in the process of creating these illustrations. These fish got away!

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!

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 Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Week 31: Sunfish

Click here to see Week 32: Bass and Perch

Week 32 Animal Art Series: Bass and Perch

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 August is freshwater fish, so week 32 in my animal art series features bass and perch.
week 32 animal art fish

After doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish. week 32 animal art fish sketches week 32 animal art fish watercolor

Then I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

week 32 animal art fish closeup

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!

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 Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Week 31: Sunfish

New African Safari Zipper Pouches

I’ve been experimenting with new designs for a new set of zipper pouches featuring my African wildlife illustrations and animal prints, using my new fabric printed by Spoonflower. They measure 9″ wide x 6″ high, a perfect size for carrying drawing tools, makeup supplies, or a wallet and phone.
african safari zipper poucheszebra zipper pouch

giraffe zipper pouchOne of my goals this year is to turn more of my sketchbook pages into digital art and fabric designs, so these will be available soon in my etsy shop. Stay tuned for updates.

Seeing my illustrations turned into fabric is making me happy today!

Terri

Week 31 Animal Art Series: Sunfish

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 August is freshwater fish, so week 31 in my animal art series features sunfish.
week 31 animal art sunfish

I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish. Then I dove in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

week 31 animal art sunfish watercolor

week 31 animal art sunfish closeups

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 Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Animal Art Series: July Wildflowers + 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!

I finished some fun illustrations in July for my animal art series. My theme was Wildflowers + Pollinators, so I tried a variety of wildflowers, butterflies, bees, ants and birds.

animal art sketchbook wildflowers and pollinatorsOne of my good friends took a few pictures of me while working on some of these pages, which I thought might be fun to share.

painting in my sketchbook

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 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

Click here to see Week 28: Roadside Wildflowers and Pollinators

Click here to see Week 29: Wildflowers + Hummingbirds

Click here to see Week 30: Sunflowers + Pollinators

Week 30 Animal Art Series: Sunflowers + 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 30 in my animal art series features sunflowers and pollinators.

animal art sketchbook sunflowers and pollinators

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

Click here to see Week 28: Roadside Wildflowers and Pollinators

Click here to see Week 29: Wildflowers + Hummingbirds

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

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