Week 13 Sketchbook Page: Coral Reef

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.

It’s been great fun been trying to draw all sorts of animals, so last week’s theme was Coral Reef. I used gouache this time which always produces brighter colors, with a splashes of watercolor. I tried hard not to use my black Micron pens for any outlining or details, which was a good challenge in working with paint and tiny paintbrushes.

Week 13 Sketchbook of Coral Reef

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


Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Click here to see my Week 5 drawings: Whales

Click here to see my Week 6 drawings: Bears

Click here to see Week 7 drawings: Owls

Click here to see Week 8 drawings: Wild Animals

Click here to see Week 9 drawings: Waterfowl

Click here to see Week 10 drawings: Waterbirds

Click here to see Week 11 drawings: Octopus

Click here to see Week 12 drawings: Sea Life

New Tiny Art: Set of Coral Reef

It’s been awhile since I’ve made tiny art, so I’m excited to be able to share some new work.

Since I was in Florida recently for Spring Break, I still have the ocean, the beach and sea life on my mind, so I went with a coral reef theme for this week’s set of tiny art.

It’s fun to experiment on a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with a variety of art supplies – this week I used my gouache palette, Micron pens and white Gelly Roll pen to add a few details.

tiny art sea life

I try to post these tiny pieces of art regularly on Instagram if you want to follow along. I love the challenge of coming up with a weekly theme and working on a small canvas, so I’m hoping to continue this regular art practice in 2016.

Happy drawing!