A Drawing A Day – July Prompts

Whoops, it’s already a week into July, and I just realized I never posted Sketchbook Skool‘s  ‘A Drawing A Day’ July prompt card for this month!

Well, here it is! Better late than never.

Sketchbook Skool has been sharing these monthly prompts to challenge you to draw every day, and to keep you drawing!

If you need more to get you into the daily drawing habit, check out the kourse that started the challenge, A Drawing A Day. In this four-week kourse, Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Veronica Lawlor takes you through the building blocks of drawing, with creative twists, exciting for both beginners and more skilled sketchers.ven seasoned sketchers will find exciting.

Make sure that you don’t miss any of these monthly drawing prompts cards! I’ll be sharing them onthe blog on my NEW website: KoosjeKoene.com

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I’m Moving!

From now on my blog and website are housed here: KoosjeKoene.com.

I’m pretty excited to be launching my new website: KoosjeKoene.com
My blog will be moving there, so If you’ve been following my blog on my previous websites, make sure you know how to find me!

The website is designed by my friend Rob Jelinski. He’s a brand and design expert and collaborating with him is a joy. I’m super happy with the website he developed for me.

My blog is on the front page of the website, and I’ll be sharing inspiration, drawings, experiences, stories and of course, my weekly Draw Tip Tuesday videos.

See you there!

Draw Tip Tuesday – Watercolor Blooming

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

The past weeks we’ve been playing around with watercolors on Draw Tip Tuesdays.
Have you been exploring and getting more familiar with your watercolor paint?
I’m enjoying playing with my paint, and there is SO much more to learn.

Today I’d like to explore two more fun and simple effects: Bleeding and blooming.

When you paint one color and then let another color touch it while it’s still wet, the colors will bleed into each other.
You can either just let two pools of color touch and see whatever happens, or you can add the second color to where a bead of paint is left of the first color, and then pull that inside the second color.
This is a great way to get to know your palette, to see how certain colors mix, and it’s a great excuse to fill a page with another colorful pattern!
Now for the Blooming effect: clean your brush and pick up clear water. tap your brush to sprinkle some drops of water onto the page. See what happens with the paint that’s still wet? With this blooming effect, you can create interesting textures.
And of course, when the paint has dried, you can draw on top of your paint and add a bit of imagination!



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