Let's Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!!!
In today's video I am going to be creating a mermaid painting using ONLY Noodlers Ink!!!! I know! So fun! If you haven't tried these inks yet you must, they are GORGEOUS and lightfast and GORGEOUS!! Lol! You catching my drift here? Let's paint!
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A TON of you have been asking about my supplies so here is the list for this project! to Products Used:
👉Strathmore Hardcover Watercolor Journal, 11x14 https://amzn.to/33W9bXA
👉Black Velvet Brush set for Beginners https://amzn.to/32O1JNY
👉Uniball Signo Black Pen, 1mm nib https://amzn.to/32L6mIF
👉Tombow Brush Pens (Portrait Set) https://amzn.to/2BEMf30
👉Noodler's Ink 54th Massachusetts (Bulletproof) https://amzn.to/347FmUh
👉Noodler's Ink Purple https://amzn.to/2olUBJW
👉Noodler's Ink Cactus Green https://amzn.to/365nsTW
👉Noodler's Ink Turquoise https://amzn.to/32OdZOv
(these are all affiliate links but no worries, there's never any additional cost to you for purchasing through these!)
On another fun note, TONS of people are now purchasing the new book through me (autographed, of course!) because as of last Tuesday, I finally received my shipment of them! Yay! So if you've already placed your order, keep an eye out for your pink mailer!! So fun! CLICK HERE to visit my Etsy Shop to browse! All orders over $35 ship FREE!
Haven't had a chance to preview the new book? Here's a flip through for you!
As you know from my last email, this month brings with it the release of my 7th art book, How to Draw and Find your Style!
In today's video, I give you the entire rundown of what supplies to need to actually do all the projects, as well as a page by page look into the content inside! Yes, all 260 pages you can see!!!
If you're looking to improve your drawing skills of faces, facial features and hands, as well as eager to discover YOUR own personal style, then this video will show you exactly why this book is so cool! Click the play button below to watch!
It's finally HERE!!!!
After 6 months of writing and drawing and editing and finalizing, I am BEYOND ECSTATIC to announced that I have just successfully birthed my latest (7th) book into the world!!!
From realistic to sketchy, fashion to scribbly, whimsical to edgy, this comprehensive 260 page guide teaches artists of all levels, everything you need to know about how to accurately draw gorgeous female faces, features and hands in many fun styles, so that you can find the one that’s right for you!
Through 37 step-by-step drawing exercises, you will successfully learn how to draw the face and facial features (eyes, ears, noses, mouths and hair) in different styles and mediums, angles and ethnicities.
As hands often accompany faces in portraits, there is a special section on drawing hands where you can learn how to easily draw this otherwise very difficult subject. In addition, you will learn how to choose and "read" reference photos to help draw accurate highlights and shadows on realistic and whimsical faces.
I also introduce a variety of different drawing tools to achieve unique results so you can begin to develop your own style!
As a bonus, you get access to dozens of links to additional free online art lessons where you can continue your path to discovering your own unique style!
If you are an Australian resident, sit tight because by Christmas it will also be available in your gorgeous country too :)
Also in 2 months time there will be an eBook version and Hardcover option available!
Can't get enough of learning how to draw faces? Join me every Tuesday on my YouTube channel where I will be chatting, drinking coffee and LIVE STREAMING! I popped on yesterday just to mess around with some new inks I got and say hello and 50 minutes later there was this whole page thing happening!!! The best part was being able to chat LIVE with everyone who was watching, so so fun!!
So set your clocks to 9 am on Tuesdays (Eastern Standard Time), grab your own cup of Joe and come meet me in my studio!! Subscribe to my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/karencampbellartist and be notified every time I post a new video or go LIVE!
As per usual, I've been a busy beaver! Since 7 short days ago I've released 3 brand new, real-time tutorials and one fun timelapse! I've also been to Seattle and Vancouver with my husband and 3 kids, and as I write this, am nursing my sick 13 year old back to health excruciatingly slowly! We landed from the airport at 1 a.m. this morning and my poor boy, Billy, has been throwing up every hour on the hour, since 3 a.m. Oh the joys of parenting. Oh my poor poor boo.
On a brighter note, here's a pic from our trip!
In Seattle, we spent a day forging knives from horseshoes...how cool is that?! Its so much harder than it looks, but our knives actually came out really well!
In the art land of my life, and prior to this 10 day long trip, I was scurrying to complete all the videos and lessons that would be released in my absence. Lessons for the Mixed Media Society and Fun Fab Drawing Club are released the first of every month, so those lessons were all done and edited before we departed on the 24th of September.
Mixed Media Society members this month got a real-time whimsical girl lesson!! This is hands-down, my favorite type of project to teach! Awesomely enough, I picked out (what I thought was) a really cool color scheme made up entirely of Lukas Cryl Studio acrylic paints. Not a member of the Society at AwesomeArtSchool.com but still want to peek at the lesson? No problem! Today's free YouTube video is a time-lapse of this very same project.
The Fun Fab Drawing Club members learned how to use the Stabilo All pencil to make really, seriously, layered and dimensional faces! (psst...there will be a timelapse version coming up on that one too if you want a sneakier peek!)
But wait there's more!
I WAS vacationing last week as well and didn't have time to churn out a fresh new blog post so I'm including last week's project here now. It is similar to that of the Stabilo All project because the entire portrait is rendered with only a single instrument and water. This time, instead of the Stabilo All pencil, I drew with an Elegant Writer. (affiliate link)
If you haven't heard of this before, it is a Calligraphy marker you buy at your local crafts store or online. While made specifically for lettering, the chisel tip (available in quite a few different nibs) is filled with the most unusual ink inside! It goes on black like a regular pen, but when you add water to it, it somehow magically melts into a gorgeous array of blues, grays, purples, greens and even pink!!
You'll want to watch this video for sure if you've never seen this pen in action! The beauty of THIS tutorial is that it is Real-Time so no sneak peeks here! Yep, you'll be getting the full monty of fun. Click play to enjoy! Better yet, pick up a pen and draw with me!
What Fans Are Saying
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.