All month I’m celebrating my 10th Artiversary by recreating, in some way, older videos. This time – making my own imaginary birds! They’re not grungy like the stamps but I kinda like them, they’ve got some saucy attitude, eh? 

Tutorial: How to draw imaginary birds + a party invitation!

Included is the sketch tutorial at the start, then while I paint I explain the party coming up this weekend on Artventure, as well as a bit more about my Substack and how it differs from this blog. 

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!

My birds!

I should have tested tape on them, I was hoping for a nice crisp white border. Alas it pulled up the surface. 

These are three videos – I may have more, I feel like I used these stamps a lot!

Imaginary Creatures class on sale

I’m having some “popup” sales – today through the 8th, get $10 off Imaginary Creatures Colored Pencil Class!

Zoom party to celebrate my Artiversary!

Log into Artventure and look for the Events tab, I think it’s on the left – we’ll have that set up at least by Monday. But if you log in today you can still weigh in on the Poll, which is up in the Featured section of the Home feed.



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  1. Natalie

    These birds are so cute! The green one is my most favorite. 🙂

  2. Gab

    Great video thanks Sandy!
    And I think I voted for the time zone that suits me for the actual party!

  3. Vicki Kroll

    I love birds and these birds are so cute and fun. Always enjoy your videos.

  4. Denise Wolter

    I love your crazy little birds you are so talented and I love all your videos. I’m hoping to sign up for a class at sometime. Keep creating your beautiful art and thank you for sharing.

  5. June from Minnesota

    these are terrific and fun!
    I love that my terrible drawing skills can be disguised as deliberate playfulness 🙂


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