Last week I’d promised another cute watermelon project and while I’m sure not a lot of people were on pins and needles waiting…*I* was wanting to get to this! I could “see” the cart in my head and was awaiting the full set of Sketchmarker Aqua markers; I’d planned on having a list of suggested colors for both these and the Sketchmarker alcohol pens, but….alas! I’m still using the Animals set instead. And I still had a huge amount of fun here!

Since it’s drawing and doodling month at Art-Classes, you can expect a few drawing projects in the coming weeks! Today’s video starts with the simple components of a cart that you can mix and match to create your own design.






And three quick ideas on ways to combine the pieces:

Tutorial: How to draw cute pushcarts in watercolor markers

The video includes TWO examples in watercolor marker after the drawing basics….one that’s super simple, and another that’s a little more complex. You’ll learn some techniques to use with water-based markers along the way!

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

Watermelon cart

This simpler cart is created on Canson XL, which is much easier to blend with most brands of water-based markers. There’s not a ton of details or compartments….but isn’t it adorable? Whatever theme you decide to try, think about how  you can decorate elements with colors representing that theme. Making a wintry cart? Blue background with snowflakes! Creating a coffee cart? Use lots of yummy browns and golden colors.

Artventure Cart

Drawn on Arches Cold Press, this one had a few challenges – the paper is tougher to blend on, so thinking ahead to divide the art into sections that can be watercolored quickly is a must. But the texture and richness of the color on this paper beats the cheaper paper if you’ve got the desire to learn other ways to get around the paper’s troubles!

Prints and more

I’ve uploaded the Artventure Pushcart to Society6 in case some of you need a little cart for your studio! I wish it came with free art supplies….ha! At the time I’m writing this, I only have one link until they populate the rest of the items but hopefully by the time you look, you can scroll to the bottom of the page to find other items. 

More ideas

This kind of drawing can be created in all sorts of mediums! Traditional watercolor, alcohol markers, pencils, you name it. Just draw out your shapes and start adding the fun!

If you’re making a frameable drawing for someone for a birthday or Christmas, customize it with items THEY love. A gardener would love a cart with plants and tools. A car guy would get a thrill out of a manly cart laden with tools.  Think outside the box – let me know if you get stuck!

On social media the rest of the week I’ll have a few more carts to share, so pop over to Instagram and check them out each day!


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  1. Henriëtte

    Awesome carts Sandy, my favorite is definitely the Artventure cart, totally in love with it!
    Thank you so much for the drawing and colouring tutorial, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  2. Sabine M

    That is so nice and seems to be easy, but what is easy for a beginner? Haha
    Thank you Sandy for your ideas and that you part them with us.

  3. Gab

    These are so fun!

  4. Helen F

    Wonderful!!! Lve to watch you work!!


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