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Some Drawing Fun!

Do you know this book?I picked it up during the summer.  The title, Let’s Draw HAPPY People, sounded very positive and fun to me!  I’ve done  a lot of figure drawing from a live model in my time, but I’ve never really done any illustrative characters.  I was so excited to give it a try. 

I’m determined to make my way through this book.  I take each character, one by one, and draw them on a small piece of paper.  I call them “Drawing of the Day” or “Daily Drawing” even though I don’t quite do it every day and sometimes I do more than one a day.  I thought if I posted my favorites, once and a while, I would be more apt to draw regularly.

So…here goes!!

For these first drawings, I cut up some older 12 x 12 pattern paper.  I draw with a pencil first, then go over it with black ink.  As you can see, I leave my pencil lines.  Right now, I like how it looks.  I tried erasing the pencil lines on one drawing and I missed them.  I guess it’s the thing I have with layers…I like seeing the process of the piece.  I rarely use an eraser, so you may see mistakes underneath.

I really enjoy doing these drawings. When I look at them, they bring a smile to my face.  My favorites are the ones I don’t quite get like the examples in the book and therefore, they develop their own quirky personalities.  Drawing these little guys keep me loose and give me more confidence in my other work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderfully imagnitive day!!!

Supplies:  Pattern paper: Provo Craft; Pencil: Pilot Dr. Grip(!!); Ink pen: Zig .005 tip.


About artfulscrapbooking

I love scrapbooking, working in collage, card making, etc.

10 responses »

  1. thanks for stopping by my blog and the very nice comment!! i love the book and your drawings are so amazing!! i love the pencil lines- i too have a thing with pencils and like to leave the lines. is your paper really pattern paper, or did you make your background? the backgrounds look really nice.

    • Thanks so much Kristin for you kind words!! It is really pattern paper from a very old Provo Craft Slab. I actually won it years ago from a Michaels. I put my name in a drawing for a basket of scrapbooking supplies, LOL! xo

  2. So cute!!! Will look fab on so many fun projects!!!

  3. HI..These drawings look great! I love the idea of drawing happy people, it would make me feel happy too!!

  4. Awesome book! Thank you for the tip! Drawing is so much fun!

  5. Wish I could draw~yours is so cute!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!!!


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