Easter’s a-coming up, and I’ve been in that springy frame of mind lately – so I thought perhaps drawing a funny Easter chickie and his egg could be a lot of fun! And I’m drawing today on a totally unexpected surface (at least to me it’s unexpected!) – SANDPAPER! You can draw this on any paper of course, but see what you have in the garage and try it out.


Watch the video below or click here to see it on YouTube.

Both of these use Polychromos Pencils – you can also convert the colors to Prismacolor or other brands:

The first one is drawn on an art paper – UArt Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. It’s a bit pricey for just playing with on cards, but a very nice surface for drawing. It’s a 400 grit paper, and the higher the grit the more detail you can get. (On Friday I’ll be comparing four of these sanded art papers!)

This next one is actual 1000 grit purple sandpaper – you can find some in your garage, quite possibly! In coming months as we get deeper into inflationary times, I am hoping to find more fun art projects you can create with things you already have around, and this is one of them. I’m sure the woodworker in the family won’t mind lending out a sheet of sandpaper to your art studio!


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