Let's Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!!!
I'm sitting here at my desk sipping a well earned Corona after spending the day at my local IKEA with 2/3 of my crew. Did I mention that my local IKEA is 2.5 hours away? I'm a glutton for punishment, I KNOW! But if you're an IKEA lover like I am, you'd probably drive 6 hours one way if that's what it took to get your paws on all that wonderfully designed Scandinavian magical plastic. I LOVE IKEA! Just sayin. I was so proud of myself for even having room left in my car after leaving!
My 3 boys are on break for 3 weeks so I'm not working as vigorously as I normally would but that being said I have a huge surprise for my Fun Fab Drawing Club Members. In addition to the new Fashion Fairy Project this month, I also added a full length tutorial on how to make this adorable Granny Fairy! Wrinkles and All!
Are you thinking...what the HECK is that?!
Well, believe it or not, she came about after I polled my people in my wonderful Patreon Community and on Facebook and asked them directly what they wanted me to teach next and overwhelmingly I was told: OLD LADIES WITH WRINKLES!
And I thought, "What? WHY?!"
But like a good girl I do as I'm asked and the strangest thing happened while drawing this sweet beautiful lady. I LOOOOOOOOVED her!! I loved drawing all those lines! They were telling the story of her life and it was remarkable all those lines! Some were in the same direction as her eyelashes, some echoed her laugh, I loved drawing them all and I'm so tickled at the end result!
This creature thingy is actually a compilation of 2 separate references, one of a Picsee, and one of an ADORABLE older lady! Want to see how they came together to form this funny creature? You can watch the making of her for yourself in the short video below!
WRINKLES ROCK indeed!!! Who knew? Clearly a lot of people! lol! And now I do too 😘
To get the long version of this project, complete with PDFs of the references and 18 minute commentary and instruction, you can simply click here to enroll into the Fun Fab Drawing Club and dive right on in.
You'll get this lesson, the previous original Fashion Fairy Project (pictured below), along with a 7 other complete face and figure drawing courses pre-packaged and ready to make YOU and awesome artist starting TODAY.
So what are you waiting for?
Had a CRAZY week last week!!!!
Lots and lots of bad stupid stuff (broken everything: computer, shower, dryer) came crashing together with some amazing stuff as well (we got a new kitty!!!!!!!)
Meet TILLIE!!!! 🐱So now Rosie and Zoe have a new sister!
and I published not one tutorial (as usual), not 2, but THREE!
My apologies for sending out 2 emails in one week, I try really hard not to over-email anyone but I thought, I really do need to let you know or how else are you going to, well, know?!
So here's the skinny and in case you missed it:
Last Thursday I published a really free, fast and fun tutorial on how to draw a shade a fun, fab, face in 5 minutes!
Then on Friday I sent out this funny how-to video for those wanting to work on their faces with LOTS of expression!!!
And then today I shot out yet ANOTHER video/demo about how and why layering is CRUCIAL in your portrait work!!!
That's plenty for one week, don't you think?!
Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!
Three jumbo pieces of news to share with you today, ALL OF WHICH involve making YOU a better artist. So let's get right down to it.
1. Have a super fun drawing video for you today (cuz after all, every Friday I do!). In my constant effort to get us all away from the dreaded boring dead-eyed looking girl, today you'll be drawing a sultry face!!! So fun! I know! Just click HERE or the photo below to watch the free short video now!
2. The Fun Fab Drawing Club over at Awesome Art School is hopping with new drawing lessons starting TODAY. In addition to a billion projects already loaded up for you in the classroom, March's full length drawing lesson is to make THIS girl. Yep, that's right! I'm going to teach you to make this amazing Alturo Elena, Fashion inspired Fierce Fashion Fairy!!! I should maybe also mention that the Club offers a full length version of today's Sultry video as well, in case the YouTube version is a bit too speedy for you!
3. Last but not least, I STARTED MY 6TH DRAWING BOOK THIS WEEK!!! I know! I can't believe it either!! This book is going to be MAMMOUTH - a literal giant compilation of how to draw females in 4 completely different styles!!! First up? Realistic! The hardest by far which is why I'm tackling it first! Here's a little sneak peek!
And of course Rosie says helloooo to you too!! I hope this week finds you healthy and happy and well and that with all of these lessons you are having a blast while you become a better artist!!!
"Karen is flipping hilarious and she's very real...I like the way she teaches in a way that really gives you confidence, whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always something new to learn!"
- Elizabeth W.
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Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.