Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Gingerbread boy


Gingerbread is my favorite. I created this cute boy using tombow markers, Jane Davenport white paint pen (the big one), and watercolor pencils. That's it. See below for the colors I used.

tombow marker colors: 026, 977, 847, 696, 603, 947, 452

Monday, November 11, 2019

Christmas Bullet Journal


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I'm am so excited about this bullet journal class. I will show you how to create a simple cover for your dot/bullet Traveler's notebook. We'll draw all sorts of Christmas things. There will be videos from me drawing and show you how to use lettering in a creative way.
This class is more about documenting, drawing, and doodling. The mugs below is just an example of the type of drawings we will be doing.
We will be working inside and creating from prompts that I give you. Christmas is a time that should be cherished and to slow down a little. There is nothing more grounding than planning and creating art during this stressful time. Making time for art during busy times of year will not  only ground and allow for mindfulness but it will also enrich your season as you celebrate the holidays. Let's slow down a bit. Let's remember and document all our Christmas plans and lists. I believe by doing so, you'll be more productive (and all the while.....less stressed).



  • Class begins November 25, 2019
  • 11 videos total
  • lettering
  • doodles
  • girl sitting
  • we will be using mainly  tombow dual brush marker and watercolor pencils
  • EARLY Registration: $45 through November 20th
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • Guest Artist - John Rush
  • private classroom for sharing your art with other members as well as get feedback from me. Through January 31, 2020. After that time, it will become self paced.
  • If we have 50 or more students there will be a private Facebook group.


FAQ: 
Is this class beginner friendly ?  YES! This class is geared towards all levels of artists. It is a great class if you are looking to widen your library of Christmas imagery. 
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
How many art supplies will I need? You definitely can use what you have on hand and whatever media you prefer. I chose markers and watercolor pencils for the ease of use during the holiday season. This allows for quick access to creating. (no paint palette preparation needed)
Will there be a Facebook group? Yes, if we get 50 or more students there will be a private FB group. I want us to share and cheer each other on. I will have a FB group to gather and share our work!
Can I receive a refund ? Due to password sensitivities, I cannot offer refunds  once you sign up.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Secret Garden using tombow markers and colored pencils


I've been experimenting with my tombow markers again. I love that there are pastel and muted tones as well as bright, rich pigment colors. They pair nicely in floral artwork. The key to using both brights and pastel is to overlap when you can. I like to start light and work up to the brighter colors.
When everything is dry, you can keep adding marks with colored pencil and highlights with a gel pen.




Below are the step by steps:
The surprise red (neon pink) colored pencil is laid down in sketchy floral shapes.

Then, I began with the pastel tones and colored in round, floral shapes. I used the dark purple next.

 Remember to color around some of the elements.


Activate your markers with water.
Allow to dry.

Then add more details with marker and colored pencil. I love layering like this!


And lastly, add highlights with a white gel pen.
These markers mix well with other materials. I also love layering with watercolor pencil!



And here is Secret Garden all finished!