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.