How to create easy doodle hearts

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

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

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.Β  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.Β  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…Β  πŸ˜‰

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

3.Β  In each section, drop in a doodle pattern using a pen.Β 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

–Β  gently clean up any pencil marks with an eraser
–Β  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! πŸ˜€

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Quiet Thursday – sketching

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

Happy Thursday! 😊

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 πŸ’™

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

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 πŸ’œ

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Barn owl watercolor

I’ve been working on painting a barn owl and have a few photos to show how it all came together.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started off with a simple sketch. It is important that the big shapes are positioned correctly and that your proportions look good.Β  No detail is needed at this point, just light lines to serve as a guide.

Barn owl initial sketch

Next I added a few small ink details with a Micron pen. The eyes are very dark so I like to use a pen to outline them to get the shape set before putting down any paint.

 

Barn owl palette

I used Daniel Smith watercolors for my owl. I started out by wetting the paper in sections and dropping in color allowing it to mix and mingle on right on the paper.

 

Barn owl watercolor 1st wash

The first wash of quinacridone gold, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna. It doesn’t look good at this point but it gets better with each wash.

 

Barn owl watercolor 2nd wash

The second wash with more definition. Things are now starting to take shape. I’m not sure why this photo has a rosy glow but hopefully that’s not a distraction.

 

Barn owl watercolor painting

Barn owl – 9 x 12 inch Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook

The final wash added even more detail and deeper color. I love watching the transformation with this type of post. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

For me this post reinforces the importance of three washes and that getting the eyes dark enough makes a big difference.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Art is for everyone, keep painting, creating, and having fun!

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Quiet Thursday – Falling Leaves

I’ve been inspired by the beautiful leaves changing and falling from the trees. I love Autumn! ❀️

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

falling leaves watercolor

Falling LeavesΒ  – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper

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

Until next time, share a smile and spread kindness all around.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Painting the garden

A little painting inspiration from last summer.

Happy Thursday, friends! 🌼 😊

Black-eyed Susan flowers photo

Black-eyed Susans – July 2018

It’s always good to practice and play. Learning what works and what doesn’t with watercolor takes time and a lot of practice. Allow time to experiment and observe, no need to fuss, just play.

A few notes on my little flower practice below:

I used a round #12 brush (and a #6 for some of the smaller petals).

1 – add a round puddle of color for the flower center

2 – add simple petals around the damp center

3 – add a drop of water in the center of the damp flower and allow it to bleed out into the petals

4 – add a little water to the edge of a few petals and allow the damp color to soften and bleed out

 

watercolor flower practice

Center: Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna
Petals: Cadmium Yellow, Hansa Yellow Dark

Below I tried a darker center with lighter petals.

There are so many options…just have fun!

watercolor flower- painting steps

Center: Sepia, Burnt Sienna
Petals: Hansa Yellow light, Yellow ochre

My watercolor painting of Black-eyed Susans reminds me of summer. 🌞

Black-eyed Susan watercolor painting

Summer Flowers – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper

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Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.

Happy Painting! πŸ’›

Patty Anne

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Favorite Feather Doodle

A fun feather doodle and a big smile to share with you today!

Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

feather doodle ink sketch

9 x 12 inch Favorite Feather Doodle

I sketched the outline of a feather and divided off sections for doodling. I’ve been trying some new patterns and having a lot of fun. I worked on this feather a few evenings while relaxing and watching television.Β This doodle makes me happy, I think I will frame this one. ❀

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. If you would like to receive notifications of new posts, simply click the follow button. I would love to have you join me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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