Today I’m going to show you how to draw a whimsical jungle in your colored pencils – with some supercute little critters!

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Welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson – Avery Elle bloghop! Be sure to scroll down to the end and find out how you might be able to win a lil somethin’ somethin’! I’m using the Peek-A-Boo Jungle today, and adding my own crazy spin to it, as per usual….inspired by Veggietales!

View video on YouTube.


Keep your pencils sharp! I like my Quietsharp electric for the first pass, and if I need it supersharp for details, I take one or two turns in a handheld sharpener.

To do “no line coloring” (we need a better name for it!), use a light ink – for pencil, you can use dye or pigment inks (for Copic use dye inks).

Choose a limited color selection to unify your artwork; use some of the same shades repeatedly but in different amounts.

To make the crazy trees, draw a circle shape with a flat “bottom” and blend it. Then draw in the tree trunk and branches. In a darker green, add an oval, and do negative coloring around the branches.


In the 100k celebration video, Im giving away an ARKON stand kit as well as TEN Jumpstart classes – don’t forget to go watch the video on YT HERE and you can comment on the blog post HERE to double qualify. Winners will be announced tomorrow!


One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, February 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be notified by email.

  1. Elena Roussakis 
  2. Ardyth Percy-Robb 
  3. Sandy Allnock (You’re here!)
  4. Ashlea Cornell 
  5. Michele Ferguson 
  6. Emily Mydlowski 
  7. Carolyn Peeler 
  8. Kelly Griglione 
  9. Caly Person 
  10. Adelina Starace 


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