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How to draw: A Centipede Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Rocks, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals, Animales

How to draw: A Centipede

It is time we learned to draw the creepy crawlies. These have always fascinated me, but even more so after I wrote and illustrated my first children's novel. In today's blog I am going to show you how to draw a centipede, paying close attention to getting the detail right that makes this creature so creepy. We then use a combination of media to colour our picture, namely pens and colouring pencils. This is more fun than it would appear at first glance. You will need a sheet of paper and a…

How to draw: A Chicken Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Chicken, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals, Animales

How to draw: A Chicken

We have not drawn any birds yet, and I think it foul. Therefore, I shall start us off on a fowl! In today's blog, I will show you how to draw a chicken in a couple of easy steps. We want the chicken to be perceived as being white, so we will not need to add a lot of colour. This is the ideal drawing with which to introduce you to graphite bars. Graphite is the stuff that is put in grey pencils. However, it is also manufactured in bars, without the wooden casing. This makes it brilliant to…

How to draw: A Mustang Aeroplane An Aeroplane, Aeroplanes, Drawing Lessons, Mustang, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty, Artist, Blog

How to draw: A Mustang Aeroplane

I am really pushing my luck this week by attempting yet a second technical drawing! This time we are going to draw and paint a Second World War favourite bomber plane, named the Mustang. You guessed it - it was developed in America. We paint this drawing with water-soluble wax crayons. Sounds incredible, doesn't it? Well, it exists! Prepare to have fun! You will need a sheet of paper, a pencil and a ruler to start today's drawing. Start with the body of the plane and a triangle for the tail…

How to draw: An Excavator Drawing Lessons, Easy Drawings, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Drawing Classes, Character Education Lessons, Artists

How to draw: An Excavator

Today we continue the series on how to draw things with a drawing of an excavator. I am not a technical artist by any means, and I am sure there will be some of you out there who will be able to spot some obvious errors in my drawing. However, I hide myself behind artistic freedom, and show you how I went about it anyway. The really fun part of today's blog, is that I use acrylic ink to paint the drawing with, when we are done. Ink is one of my all time favourite mediums and I can barely…

A Pretty Talent Blog: How to draw: A Pig Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Moose Art, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals, Animales

How to draw: A Pig

In this second blog on learning to draw, I will show you how to draw a pig in a couple of easy steps. We will then use tinted charcoal to colour the pig. If you unfamiliar with tinted charcoal, you are in for a treat! We once again start on a sturdy sheet of blank paper, using a pencil to draw our initial drawing in. Start by drawing two large overlapping circles in the centre of your page. These will become the body of the pig. Draw a smaller circle for the head of the pig. Add an oval for…

A Pretty Talent Blog: Watercolours: Snowman Drawing Lessons, Watercolours, Bookmarks, Cardmaking, Snowman, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty, Artist

Watercolours: Snowman

In today's blog, I show you how easy it is to draw and paint your own snowman in watercolours. I used these in my Christmas cards when I was done, and they were quite a hit. If you believe you can't draw or paint, this is a good project to get you started, as it is super easy. The first step when painting with watercolours, is to drop a droplet of water on each pan of paint to get it slightly moist and wet. I will use Derwent's Aquatone woodless watercolour pencils to draw the snowman with…

How to draw: A Parasaurolophus Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Arts And Crafts, Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Decor, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting

How to draw: A Parasaurolophus

I recently went shopping at the famous art shop in Rosebank, Herbert Evans. They were having their annual sale, and a friend and I made an outing of it. When I arrived home with some newly purchased pens, I could hardly wait to put them to the test. My disappointment was great when I discovered that most of the pens I had bought were dry! Today's drawing of a Parasaurolophus was intended to be coloured in a great many shades, but I could simply not get the rest of the pens to work. The…

How to draw: A Spider Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Spider, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals

How to draw: A Spider

Today's drawing exercise is a little more interesting, as we will be working on black paper, which we have not done in this series, until now. We will be using a chalk pencil to draw with, and white pens to outline our drawing with. We will then cover most of this white when we use the water-soluble Aquatone we used in a previous blog, to colour the spider. However, this time we use the Aquatone dry! You will need black paper and a white chalk pencil. Start by drawing an oval with an…

How to draw: A Triceratops Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Moose Art, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals

How to draw: A Triceratops

Dinosaurs weren't as commonplace as they are today, when I grew up. I think for this reason, these giant creatures that once roamed the earth, still hold such fascination for me. Stephen Spielberg did nothing to squash this fascination either! In today's blog, I share the steps for drawing a Triceratops with you. We then use soft pastels to colour it. These can be slightly messy and tricky to work with, but I'll show you how to do so without too much hassle. You will need a sheet of paper…

How to draw: A Hippo Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Moose Art, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals

How to draw: A Hippo

This drawing series is turning out to be a whole lot of fun. I am rediscovering some of my lesser used mediums and learning why I enjoyed them so much in the first place. In today's blog, I show you how to draw a hippo step by step. We then use watercolours to paint the hippo in. However, our watercolours come in the shape of pencils. I use Derwent Aquatone pencils, but feel free to use any watercolours or watercolour pencils of your choice. You will need paper and a pencil to start your…

How to draw: A Boxer Drawing Lessons, Figure Drawing, Boxer, Disney Characters, Drawings, Pretty, People, Blog, Art

How to draw: A Boxer

In today's drawing lesson, we are going to be drawing a boxer, step by step. When the drawing is in place, I will introduce you to tinted graphite pencils. This is the same stuff that is used to make normal grey pencils. They simply add a tint to it. The result is something widely different from normal colouring pencils. It gets even more interesting when we discover that these pencils are also water-soluble - and that the painted colour is different from the dry one! I will show you more in…

How to draw: A Grizzly Bear Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Lion Sculpture, Arts And Crafts, Bear, Statue, Pretty, Artist, Painting

How to draw: A Grizzly Bear

We have a lot of fun in today's blog when I show you how to draw this furry grizzly bear. After following the steps to draw the bear, I will use a very special type of pencil, manufactured by Derwent, called the Drawing pencils, to colour the bear with. These pencils have been specially developed to draw animals with and are an absolute treat to work with. However, if you can't lay your hands on these, feel free to use your own colouring pencils instead. You will need a sheet of paper and…

How to draw: A Stegosaurus Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Animals, Animales

How to draw: A Stegosaurus

I have a little boy in my life who adores his aunt, and the feeling is absolutely mutual. If it were not for him, I probably never would have drawn a dinosaur. However, as he is an integral part of my life, I find myself drawing dinosaurs more often I would have imagined possible. In today's blog, I show you step by step how to draw a dinosaur. Then I use normal colouring pencils to colour it - the kind you will find inside any child's school bag. You will not believe how easy it is to draw…

How to draw: A Bottlenose Whale Drawing Lessons, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Drawing Classes, Character Education Lessons, Draw

How to draw: A Bottlenose Whale

I have decided to do a series on how to draw. However, aside from giving you some tips on how to draw certain animals, people, places, vehicles, and more, I also want to use the series to introduce you to a range of mediums and art materials. In this first blog in the series, we are going to draw a very simple shape, when we draw the bottlenose whale. I opted to use pens to draw and colour the whale in. Let me show you how in a few steps. Start with a sturdy blank piece of paper and a…

Art Journal: Uniquely Talented, like the Ostrich The Ostrich, Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Arts And Crafts, Journal, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting

Art Journal: Uniquely Talented, like the Ostrich

I love drawing and painting ostriches. They are such unique creatures, as they are all bird, yet no flight. I was pondering this idea today, when it occurred to me that I could do a page on this for my art journal. I share the simple steps for drawing the ostrich with you and then take a passage from the book of Job to reinforce the sentiments I had been toying with in my mind throughout the day. Start on black paper, with a white charcoal pencil. Mine was manufactured by Derwent. Draw the…

Art Journal: God's Promises of Rest & Peace Gods Promises, Drawing Lessons, Animal Drawings, Arts And Crafts, Rest, Brooch, Peace, Journal, Illustrations

Art Journal: God's Promises of Rest & Peace

Last night, as I was praying, a picture of a dragonfly on a waterlily leaf came into my head. I felt an immense surge of peace as I became aware of the picture and knew that I could sit back and trust God to keep His word and promises in my life. Today, the image remained in my head and I decided to draw it. It became the next page in my art journal. I show you how to draw a dragonfly step by step in today's blog, before painting it in soft pastels and charcoal. You will need a white pencil…