A walk through my sketchbook

I’m opening up my sketchbook today. A little walk through to share a few of my recent botanical line drawings.

Hope your day is wonderful!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

This simple design inspired a few of my recent paintings.

 

 

plants and succulent ink sketching

Thinking about plantsย and succulents one evening and then these little mini sketches happened.ย  ๐ŸŒฟ

 

garden blooms ink sketch

Another practice with a few simple shapes.

 

ink sketching vines

More leaves and vines just because they make me happy.

 

ink sketching ideas for painting borders

A lovely sketch that makes me think of an invitation or announcement of some kind.

It’s always fun to play and practice in my sketchbook. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to.

Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Botanical watercolor and ink

A little watercolor and ink fun to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

watercolor leaves under painting

I started off with a base layer of of leaves in different shades of green.

At this point I decided to add in some playful ink lines and detail.

Although I was happy with the addition of a little sketching on top, it was still a bit dull and boring. I wish I had a photo to show you what this second step looked like…

 

floating leaves watercolor and ink painting

I decided another layer of watercolor was needed. The painting was too flat and dull. Since I was using 140 lb. watercolor paper I knew that it could handle more paint. I used a waterproof pen so I wasn’t worried about the ink bleeding.

I bumped up the greens and added some bright yellow and blue. Sometimes going back in with more paint can be a little scary but I knew this one really needed it.

As I found with this painting, there are always creative decisions to make along the way and something to learn from each painting. My plan is to just keep on painting, learning,ย  and having fun.

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

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Watercolor floral banner

I have some watercolor florals to share with you today.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜Š

floral banner watercolor under painting

I decided to paint a floral banner and started out with a loose under painting.

Soft colors and simple leaf shapes make me very happy.

 

floral banner - watercolor and ink sketch

A little ink sketching was added next. I love that the ink brightens up the petals and leaves. It brings everything into focus.

There are so many options with ink sketching. I like to simply outline some ofย  the shapes that I see and also build up the piece by sketching new elements.

 

purple patty flowers - watercolor and ink sketch

Next up, I painted a “Patty” flower in the upper corner of my sketchbook.ย I call it a “Patty” flower because it’s one of my go to flowers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love the simple lines and this pretty purple color. ๐Ÿ’œ

Pretty purple watercolor mix:

ย  ย  ย  ย  Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose + Ultramarine Blue

 

purple patty flowers watercolor and ink sketch

A few pretty flowers bursting from the lower left corner of my sketchbook.

It is always fun to play and work on new ideas. I hope your are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Floating away with blue and green

Just like that and I’m back to painting leaves.

Floating and flowing blues and greens, calm and soothing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’™

 

watercolor leaves under painting

I started painting using my favorite blues and greens. My plan was floating leaves and vines.

Funny thing happened though, as I was painting I realized that I had the direction of the leaves all wrong. I decided to continue on anyway and just go with it.

Hmm, what to do…

After it dried, I flipped my sketchbook around to see if that would help.

floating leaves watercolor ink sketch

 

It looked promising so I continued on. Using a #micronpen size 005, I added simple shapes and lines and then it all started to come together.

I’m glad I didn’t give up on this one.

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 ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

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Coffee Floral painting

A little coffee floral to share with you today.

Hope your day is wonderful, friends! ๐Ÿ’š โ˜•๏ธ

Coffee floral under painting

I used my large round (#14) and small liner brush(#2) for this coffee under painting. I am able to get a lot of variety with these two brushes and I love this combination.

Coffee takes a while to dry, especially the dark thicker areas. I recommend letting the painting dry overnight.

 

Coffee Floral painting with ink detail

11x 15 inch Coffee Floral

I decided to add some fun with a little doodle sketching like I’ve done in previous watercolor florals. For this painting I used both Micron and Uni-ball deluxe pens.

I’m having more and more fun experimenting and creating coffee art. ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๏ธ

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

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent.

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

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

 

I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

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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

Patty Anne Art