Doodle Day Fun: Nautilus Shell!
Taking Doodles From Drab to Delightful!
Come and join me, Laure, for some "doodle day fun!"
I don't know about you, but sometimes (especially during the pandemic) I want to do something creative, but I want it to be simple. Then once I've created a doodle, it looks blah or it lacks interest. If you know what I mean, come and join me for an easy class on taking a doodle from drab to delightful!
In the artwork at the right, you can see the four stages of the artwork, each one building off the one before. Any of them, just by themselves, would make a lovely card to send to a friend or family member we haven't seen in a while. However, it can be fun to stretch ourselves to make our doodles more than, well, just doodles.
This class is a great way to learn about line weights, adding texture, and taking your work artwork up to the next level.
Many of the techniques used in the class lend themselves to being used with other media such as rubber stamps.
This class was hosted on the Zoom platform with and you'll be able to hear the questions others asked in real time. Supplies are fairly simple and include a pencils, watercolor paper and paint, a brush and a waterproof pen (though a special one is recommended)! You can make it as simple or as complex as you like.
As an added bonus, I have also included a section on how to paint the nautilus with metallic paints if that is something that holds appeal for you!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"