Birdie Enhanced

I recently posted a few digital sketches that I made using Procreate. Sharon Mann atΒ Make Art…Magic Happens,Β mentioned that she likes to import her artwork into Procreate and enhance it with cool effects. I knew I just had to give that a try.Β  I’m always inspired by Sharon’s beautiful and creative artwork. πŸ’—

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

I decided that a recent sketch of my birdie in a teacup would be fun to play with.

Birdie in a cup ink sketch

My original ink sketch before importing it into Procreate.

 

birdie sketch with enhancements

and then after a few enhancements…

New tail feathers and a sweet little hair accessory added.

Lots of happy color and a fun background added as well.

Wow, what a difference that makes!

Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement, Sharon!Β  I’m having so much fun learning and playing with Procreate.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.Β  UntilΒ next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Watercolor and ink florals

I recently took a watercolor and ink class on SkillShare by Yasmina Creates. The botanical doodling class was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started with a loose watercolor underpainting. I painted many different flower and leaf shapes making sure to leave a lot of white space.

watercolor flowers underpainting

Materials used:

Canson watercolor paper 140# (a smooth paper surface)
Daniel Smith watercolors
Micron pens, various sizes

When my painting dried, I doodled flowers and leaves all over it with my micron pens.

watercolor and ink flowers

I like this method of doodling on top of watercolor, it’s so simple and fun!

I feel free to let loose and play.

When it’s the other way around, doodle first then add watercolor, I think I tighten up. I have a harder time painting outside the lines. It feels better when I draw outside the paint. 😁 Maybe with more time and experience that will change.

 

floral ink and watercolor painting

I really like how this one turned out. The roses make me so happy. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Thursday – Doodle Swirls

A little doodle that I’ve been working on for a few weeks.

Happy Thursday, friends!

ink sketch - doodl swirls

Sometimes its hard to know when to stop.

I wanted to leave enough white space in the swirls and not over do it.

It feels right now, I finally put down the pen.Β  πŸ˜„

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Sunday – Digital sketchbook

I’ve been having fun playing with Procreate on my iPad. I am so impressed with this app and all of the possibilities. I’ve been watching online videos trying to learn how to create digital art. I have a few pieces to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊Winter pine - digital art

A quick tree that I sketched without using my new apple pencil.

purple posies - digital art

For this floral sketch, I used layers to build up the sketch. It was fun playing with a bright color palette. With time I hope to do a better job layering and blending.

kingfisher digital art

Kingfisher on a branch. I’m starting to get a feel for how much pressure to use with the pencil to achieve the line thickness I desire.

It will be so easy now to create art while I am traveling. Hopefully Procreate will help me improve my sketching skills this year as well. One thing is for sure, I am having a blast playing with Procreate!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on the creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Quiet Thursday – Lavender Breeze

A cheerful lavender painting today.

Happy Thursday! 😊

Lavender breeze watercolor

Lavender Breeze – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Looking forward to a creative new year! πŸ’œ

Patty Anne

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season.Β 

 

Christmas candle watercolor

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement you’ve given me this year.

 

Holly and berries watercolor and ink

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in early January.

Now I’m off to baking cookies, wrapping presents, and getting ready for holiday parties.

See you next year! ❀️

Patty Anne

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Watercolor bookmarks

I made bookmarks last weekend for couple of very special women in my family. Before wrapping them up I thought I would share them with you.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

It started with aΒ 6 x 9 inch painting of transparent flowers.

watercolor painting for bookmarks

After it dried, I cut my painting in half and trimmed each bookmark to a nice size.

Then I punched a hole in the top of each bookmark and added a bright green ribbon.

Oh I love that color, it looks so pretty with my painted bookmarks.Β πŸ’š

watercolor flowers bookmarks

I enjoyed making these gifts and hope they will be loved.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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