How to create easy doodle hearts

I worked on some easy doodle hearts this month. Iย hope you enjoy seeing how it all came together. ๐Ÿ’—

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Supplies used
Canson 7x 10 inch mix media sketchbook
Pencil
Kneaded eraser
Micron Pens (various size tips)
Small wooden hearts for tracing

Steps to create

1.ย  Trace heart shapes on your page in a design that you like.

I used small wooden hearts from the craft store for tracing and I overlapped many of the shapes.

hearts sketch - pencil outline

2.ย  Add random lines to create small sections in each of the hearts.

It’s best if your pencil marks are light so that erasing later will be easy. My dark lines here were difficult to clean up. I don’t think I will make that mistake again…ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

3.ย  In each section, drop in a doodle pattern using a pen.ย There are no rules and no mistakes. You decide what goes where and what size pen you will use.

I have a few books full of zentangle ideas and inspiration. I enjoy selecting which patterns to use and where to place them in my piece. There are lots of resources online where you can find inspiration as well.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

4. Continue to fill in more sections. Take your time and enjoy the process.

I usually sit on my bed with a big clip board on my lap to rest my sketch book on while I work. I find it very relaxing to have the television on in the background while I doodle.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

For something this large, I will spend a number of evenings working on different sections. I usually limit my time to an hour or so. It is really fun to see it come to life.

I love that doodle sketching is something I can easily pick up and put down. I can work at whatever pace I choose.

hearts ink doodle sketch

5. Final clean up once all sections are filled in

–ย  gently clean up any pencil marks with an eraser
–ย  fill in small lines or areas that need a little more ink
– add a little shading in a few places using a pencil

I love how each piece is so unique and personal. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. It is always good to find some time to play.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! ๐Ÿ˜€

Patty Anneย ๐Ÿ’™

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Pink floral watercolor & ink

A little more fun with ink and watercolor for you today. This style combines my love of painting with doodle sketching.

Happy Sunday!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

pink watercolor underpainting

It starts with a loose watercolor under painting. Big pink flowers and playful leaf shapes.

It doesn’t look like much at this point. The details are saved for the ink work to come.

 

pink party watercolor and ink painting

Pink Party – 12 x 18 inch

For my doodle sketching I used Micron pens .08, .05, and .03 sizes. For a little added sparkle, I used a white gel pen.

I’m always impressed with the difference that a little ink and detail can make. It really wakes up the painting and brings things to life. This one has a lot going on. I love the movement and fun little bits that are scattered everywhere.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of 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 Anneย ๐Ÿ’š

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Quiet Thursday – sketching

A quiet post for you today with a few pieces from my sketchbook.

Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ˜Š

waterlily pencil sketch

Waterlily sketch – using a technical pencil

 

queen anne's lace ink sketch

Queen Anne’s Lace ink sketch – using Micron pens

 

cardinal ink sketch

Cardinal ink sketch – using Micron pens

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’™

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

floral ink and watercolor

Summer Bliss – 12 x 18 inch watercolor and ink

Another practice with big loose floral shapes and some fun ink doodles on top.

The watercolor base served as the inspiration for my ink sketching. My goal was to vary the size and shape of the ink doodles and to just have fun.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’œ

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Watercolor practice – painting plants

A little sketching and painting practice to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

little violets watercolor painting

A loose and simple painting without any sketching first. I like how the pretty little violets and soft leaves turned out. The container needs more work but it was a good practice. Instead of trying to fuss with it, I just let go and moved on. Things are not always going to work out and that’s ok. If I’m learning and having fun, I call that a win.

 

little plants - ink sketching

A few quick ink sketches from my imagination. A little practice trying to focus on different shapes of plants and containers.

 

little cactus watercolor painting

I like the softness of this painting and the beautiful results from the wet on wet color mixing on the cactus. The container turned out much better in this painting as well.

 

succulent watercolor painting

 

Succulent Blues – 12 x 18 inch watercolor

Oh, this one makes me happy… ๐Ÿ’š

I used a limited watercolor palette of Indigo, Cascade Green, and Burnt Sienna

A direct watercolor with a big number 12 round brush. The inspiration for this painting was one of my little ink sketches above. I love how one piece of art can lead to another.

This painting came together rather quickly. I am so happy that I was able to walk away without overworking it. yay!ย Sometimes the hardest part is knowing when to stop.

Iย  hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to 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 Anneย ๐Ÿ’™

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Birdie Enhanced

I recently posted a few digital sketches that I made using Procreate. Sharon Mann atย Make Art…Magic Happens,ย 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.ย  I’m always inspired by Sharon’s beautiful and creative artwork. ๐Ÿ’—

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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!ย  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.ย  Untilย next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne ๐Ÿ’™

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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!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

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.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย 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. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—

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 ๐Ÿ’™

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