Little birdies this week

I have a couple watercolor birdies to share with you today.ย  These little cuties were simple and fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

birdie watercolor under painting

A little birdie under painting, wet on wet dropping in different colors. I didn’t sketch anything first, just an oval shape for my bird and a flat oval for the top of the pot below him.

 

fun little watercolor birdie

I added some ink detail with a few different colored micron pens. Then I sprinkled some joyful feathers, hearts, and flowers all over.

 

birdie sketching eyes and feathers

I wanted my second bird to be looking up and have a different type of eye. Here I was playing around trying to find a cute shape that I could easily duplicate. I also wanted a few soft feathers and so I worked on that a little bit too.

 

birdie on a branch watercolor

This little sweetie started off in the same way as the first bird. I decided to change up the colors on this one and to have him surrounded by flowers on a branch.

I tried to keep it soft and so I only added small ink touches. I like how the bird kind of blends into the tree. I kept the detail to a minimum so that it would be a little dreamy.

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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Blooming Doodle walk through

I have a little walk through of my blooming doodle to share today.

Hope your day is wonderful! ๐Ÿ’š

initial sketch for zentangle

Starting off with a basic drawing of floral shapes for this doodle.

I like having some overlapping pieces that make it more interesting.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch step 2

After I select a pattern, I try to use it in a few sections near each other.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch part 3

With some trial and error I have found that I like a variety of light and dark areas in my doodles.

I’m still playing and learning as I go…

 

floral zentangle ink sketch part 4

It slowly starts to take shape as more areas are filled in. In this piece I used few different pen sizes, 04, 02, and 005.

 

 

floral zentangle ink sketch 5

Sometimes the patterns end up a bit different than planned but that’s ok. There are no rules in doodling and that always feels good.

This type of art is fun and relaxing. I love having a piece in progress that I can pick up and work on in the evening.

 

floral zentangle ink sketch

Blooming Doodle –ย  7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media

The final piece makes me happy.ย ๐Ÿ˜Šย This type of post is always fun for me to put together. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ย ๐ŸŒธ

 

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The sketching goes on…

It’s time for another little peek into my sketchbook. Hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜€

All of the sketches I’m sharing today were done in ink with no pencil first. This way when a mistake happens I have to ride with it, there’s no going back, only forward.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

Poppies ink sketch

A quick sketch of poppies. Trying to keep the petals delicate by not overworking with too many lines.

 

bloom and shine ink sketch

In this sketch I was just playing with ideas and different shapes. I tried to keep it fun and didn’t worry about adding detail. I think allowing things to just flow onto the paper without overthinking is a good way to explore ideas and find your creative voice.

This sketch didn’t get much love on Instagramย and that’s ok. To me it’s playful and just makes me happy. After I was finished sketching this one, it lifted my mood the entire evening. I call that a big win. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

floral ink sketch at the beginning

I started this sketch and got a little bored with it. I think I may go back to it and doodle the leaves or something, that might be fun. I can see that it will need some white gel pen highlights in the center of each flower. Hopefully I can save them.

 

 

garden flowers ink sketch

A bigger drawing this time trying to include more floral shapes and include flowers from different angles.

I have a great book by Peggy Dean that I highly recommend for learning how to draw flowers and leaves,ย ย Botanical Line Drawing. This book has 200 simple step by step examples of how to draw flowers, leaves, cacti, succulents, and many things found in nature. It is awesome!!ย ย ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒทย ๐Ÿ’—

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย ย Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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In the Pink watercolor and ink

I have a fun little watercolor and ink to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐ŸŒธ

watercolor floral underpainting

A quick watercolor under painting with simple loose shapes.

I love the little hint of blue and the various leaves and stems layered throughout.

 

floral pink watercolor and ink painting

In the Pink – 7 x 10 inch Canson Mixed Media

Using a micron pen, I added some happy floral sketching on top.

I love how a little bit of ink can take the painting to another level. Sometimes adding the ink works out well and sometimes it doesn’t. I just try to remember that if it flops, I can always paint something else and try again.

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.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย ๐ŸŒธ

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Dogwood inspired watercolor

Today I have a watercolor inspired by the flowering Dogwood tree in my yard.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

 

Dogwood watercolor under painting

7 x 10 inch watercolor under painting

I started with a painting of pretty petals and leaves. No details needed at this point, that will come later with the ink sketching. The loose watercolor provides a nice base for the ink sketch.

I love that peachy pink, as I’ve said before I have a serious #colorcrush on that combination. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Dogwood watercolor and ink painting

A little sketching with a Sepia micron pen provides the needed floral detail.

I like that the fine tip Sepia doesn’t overpower this piece. I also used a white gel pen for just a few highlights here and there.

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

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Lemon Lime watercolor leaves

I have a painting to share that was inspired by a recent trip to Longwood Gardens.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

I started off with a bright underpainting of loose leaves.

Lemon lime leaves watercolor underpainting

Watercolor used:ย  Winsor & Newton travel set

The punch of lemon lime in this painting makes me so happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

lemon lime leaves inspiration photo

My inspiration photo – Dracaena fragrans, ‘Lemon Lime’

I’ve had quite the obsession with leaves lately and just had to paint these beauties.

 

lemon lime watercolor leaves painting

Lemon Limeย  – 9 x 12 Canson mixed media

I used more paint and less water to keep the colors bold. To finish things off I added a little ink sketching for some fun and definition.

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 stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

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Thursday doodle and flow

I have a little walk through of a small Zentangle that I’ve been working on.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’œ

I love to doodle and play with different patterns. This time I remembered to take a few progress shots to share with you. So here we go…

Zentangle ink sketch 1

Doodle and flow – part 1

I started from the top filling in a few sections.

 

Zentangle ink sketch step 2

Doodle and flow – part 2

I love vines and leaves so I added them near the top so that they could float down through the piece.

 

Zentangle ink sketch part 3

Doodle and flow – part 3

Darkening the background of a section really pushes the pattern forward.

I tried to mix things up a bit with size and shape. I think a little variety makes the piece more interesting.

 

zentangle doodle ink sketch

Doodle and flow –ย  6 x 6 inch Strathmore Artist Paper

I love how calming this type of project is. I am able to just enjoy creating and leave all worries behind. Watching it all come together is always fun for me. It’s like putting together a puzzle.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started doodling and playing with Zentangle about a year ago. It is super fun and very easy to do. All you need is a pen and piece of paper, you probably already have that on hand.

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

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

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