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Magical Monday: Drawing Scrat


And now…for something completely different! I’ve shared this drawing on Instagram….below is the first one I created. Had I known it was going to come out so well, I’d have filmed the first time! The scan above made the colors a bit harsher than the actual finished piece; it’s a little closer in my cell phone pic below. If you’re going to CHA and would like to see the original, just ask – I’ll have it with me!
Sandy Allnock - Drawing Scrat2

This had my biggest number of likes on my page, and over 3000 on Copic’s regram!! With popularity like that, I decided to give it another try and color it in front of the camera this time! Enjoy the video below, or click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube.


The original image (NOT my drawing):

I began (before the start of taping) by downloading this image from the internet, and printed it at the size I wanted to draw it. I lightly traced a few key outlines with a pencil on Neenah Avon White 80# cardstock, using my lightbox. (They make them in a couple sizes, so I linked to two – I have the smaller one.)

A few tips I learned on coloring that tail:

  • I built up color in layers – that allowed me to control the shade as I went.
  • I used a SUPER light flicking motion, and had to hold the marker directly vertical – perpendicular to the paper – to get such tiny strokes. Sorry for my hand being in front of the camera while I did that!
  • The most challenging part for me was when the tail hairs were aimed left, but the fur on his back was pointing down and to the left. Trying to keep it from gumming up where the two meet? Pain in the behind!

If this video is popular, I’ll likely do a few more like this in the future…so if you want to see more, like it, share it, and I’ll see what I could come up with next!

Thing of Note

It’s a singular thing for today – mine was one of the hidden prize stops on the bloghop this weekend. And the winner is:


Congrats, Trish!


Below are the products featured in today’s project. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found HERE.

19 thoughts on “Magical Monday: Drawing Scrat

  1. […] been known to create Neytiri fan art or any other kind of movie piee, really – well maybe my Scrat portrait counts? But if you have suggestions for something I should try, let me know in the […]

  2. You know how I feel about your drawings. I am in awe and the word amazing keeps popping up. You can color anything and make it wonderful. This is a perfect example of that. Keep sharing…I love this format so will welcome whatever you post. The music went so well with this character and your coloring. Good choice. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow. That is awesome. Great job. Love the movie!

  4. Such happy manic music to go with your coloring. Amazing job!

  5. That was just crazy. Great work. I kind of like your “chatter”… You go, girl!

  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! You are a joy to watch coloring. Such texture and life like! Thanks for sharing your talents with us once again.

  7. Always such a joy to watch you create. You are amazing!

  8. So very cool Sandy! In every way 🙂

  9. Love watching your videos. You are amazing and inspiring.

  10. Are you kidding! This is incredible! Wow!

  11. absolutely phenomenal (as always!)

  12. Ya gotta love Scrat. Really enjoyed watching but my hand got sorta crampy ….hmmm…and I’m not holding a marker. Super work as always

  13. FABULOUS! What about a Pepe-le-Pew (SP?) tutorial?

  14. So realistic. Unbelievable. All I can mutter at the moment.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us. It was a real pleasure to watch and see how things came together in terms of color, shape and texture. I’m definitely feeling inspired to experiment more with my Copics – and coloring in general! 🙂

  16. I really enjoy watching you bring an image to life. The fur looks so real that I want to reach out and pet him. TFS

  17. SO AMAZING!!!

  18. Holy acorns, girlfriend! This one is above and beyond – me. You, however are obviously in the groove. This guy seriously needs framing – and maybe hung on the wall of a museum. Also, I think we should totally give up on dinosaurs and go to this period – what is it – Cretaceous? I think that one is where it’s at! Wouldn’t it be fun to have a whole set of stamps made up of little imps like this guy?!? Super Cool.
    Thanks again, Sandy, for getting my Monday off to a great start!

  19. So wonderful. I loved it.

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