Beautiful Alcohol Ink and Pencil: Coral Reef Doodle

TGIF! What a brutal couple of weeks it’s been eh? I had to find something to help get me through it and often just doodling does me a lot of good; not a ton of thinking to do, and I can still come out with something beautiful as I process thoughts about all the violence happening nowadays.

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I stuck with analagous colors so I wouldn’t be fighting neutral mixes. Blending was almost entirely pencil until I got to the end – a few spots needed more contrast, since pencil on Yupo doesn’t get very dark, and a couple marker strokes helped. It was super hard to blend into mediums to get transitions though, so I wouldn’t use much Copic for something like this; I had to fight to fix some chunky marker lines.

This is the before and after…

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In case you missed the socials this week, here you go!

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Wash & Ink Class: Free demo

Wash & Ink Class: Free demo

Hello and happy Monday! I have a little liquid sunshine to share with you today – in the form of yellow watercolor flowers and some pen and ink work. The lesson is one that almost ended up in my new Wash & Ink class, but since the mini classes have five lessons something had to get cut….so this one’s goin’ public!

I do hope it helps you to be encouraged that even if you “don’t draw,” you CAN do this. Honestly – it’s tracing! Except you’re just tracing watercolor instead of a picture or a sketch. It’s SO fun and relaxing, too, and who doesn’t need some relaxation right now?

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The full mini course is here if you’d like to see more about it and check out the minimal supply list. (It looks big but that’s only because I gave alternate supplies.)

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