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 October is national parks wildlife, so week 39 in my animal art series features a grizzly bear, a bison, an elk, and a gray wolf portrait stamp.
After doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I like to start painting a watercolor wash for the base color of each animal. Then I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.
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 Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish
Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife