Hi there Fun Fab Drawing Club Member!! I'm THRILLED to bring you your very first members-only blog article :)
My goal with the members-only blog is to help you stay up to date on what's happening inside your Fun Fab Drawing Club membership so you can make the most of it and have the BEST TIME POSSIBLE!
Because let's be honest, that's why we're here, right?! To have FUN with our art?!
All links are affiliate and are for U.S. residents - always use what you have on hand!
We've been hangin' out in the Expression Sketchin' Series Classroom for a bit, but if you haven't done a lesson here yet, don't sweat it.
Remember my club motto - your race, your pace, ok?!
There is NO BEHIND in the Fun Fab Drawing Club, or in any of the clubs at Awesome Art School - there's only FUN ready and waiting at your fingertips whenever you're ready for it :)
👉Last week we added a figure to our surprised expression girl using Tombows. If you didn't get a chance to do that lesson yet - you can find it here.
Remember EVEN baby beginners who don't know how to draw a female figure CAN do this lesson! I hold your hand every step of the way and teach you my very own SEGMENT METHOD to make things easy and proportional.
If you haven't downloaded and/or printed your Expression Sketchin' Scorecard & Face Drawing Reference packet yet for this classroom...
👉Grab your BONUS Scorecard & Reference Packet Here
Just a reminder, the scorecard is for fun, and to keep yourself honest if you're really trying to improve your skills by drawing each facial expression 6 times.
Don't have time to mess around with that right now? NO PROBLEM, you do YOU :)
There are SO many FUN face drawing references in this packet for you as well!! If you don't have a printer - don't worry, you can scroll through this little gallery of ideas on your phone! Take a screenshot and download it to your gallery for reference later, or just pop right back to this article whenever you need the link for more inspo :)
👉Let's dive into today's 1-hour NEW LESSON!
I'm LOVING how her hair turned out, it's kinda like she popped out of a comic book, isn't it?!
Now the face, I'm not gonna lie - I'd like to see her looking even MORE FIERCE. I'm definitely giving her another go, and am already working on a mini-lesson of my second attempt for you for next week.
That being said - I hope YOUR FACE turns out FIERCE the first time! And gets even bolder each time you do the lesson.
Supplies for this Project:
Remember, use anything you have on hand already.
This is what I used:
Bristol (smooth) https://amzn.to/3fHvKL1
Pentel GraphGear Mechanical Pencil https://amzn.to/3OMntBT
Molotow Fineliners https://amzn.to/3Bp41GF
Assorted Ohuhu from skin tones set https://amzn.to/3XphRmx
and Copics for color.
The skin selection I chose using my Skin Tones secrets book - don't forget you get a FREE ebook copy with your membership!
But if you'd rather have the paperback (I get it!!) you can purchase one on Amazon's worldwide. For the U.S. you can use this link: https://amzn.to/3P9nt22
Comparable supplies can all be found in my kit except for the markers (the Pitt fine liners are equally as good as the Molotow's I'm using today):
Jerry’s Illustration Kit: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/karen-campbell-signature-fun-fab-faces-illustration-sets
👉Need the Cameron Mark Face Drawing Reference for this lesson? Grab it here.
And if you're interested in the Gary Faigin book I mention in this lesson, you can grab that here off Amazon.
👉Not in the mood to draw an angry face / Fun Fab FIERCE Face? But don't know what you wanna draw today? No problem! Scroll through the Fun Fab Drawing Club Visual Index to decide what you'd love to draw next with me step-by-step, start to finish!!
Wanna Know What's Coming Up?
Here's a glance at future projects coming up when during August:
NEW MEMBER? Start Here!
Let's help you get settled!!
The last thing I want is for you to feel overwhelmed.
▶️Video from this week's members-only email newsletter▶️
❤️WATCH FUN FAB DRAWING CLUB WELCOME VIDEO❤️
In addition to ALL the resources I embed directly into your classrooms at Awesome Art School, did you know that I have an ENTIRE YouTube channel dedicated to helping club members?!
Sooooo many of your common questions may already have a video ready & waiting for you with the answer on the Awesome Art School YouTube Channel, or directly in the Fun Fab Drawing Club classrooms themselves :)
Here are some quick resources in case you need them:
❤️HOW to KEEP TRACK of WHERE I AM in My LESSONS: Print a FREE Fun Fab Drawing Club Navigation Sheet to remember where you are and HOW you got there :)
❤️TOTAL DRAWING BEGINNER? Join me here to learn about how to get around & drawing supplies I love, or get started on your first drawing project with me right here in the Pixies classroom!
❤️NOT A DRAWING BEGINNER & want a FUN project to work on? Scroll through the Visual Index to find one that floats your boat!!
❤️WANNA POST YOUR WORK in the Facebook Group but don't know how? This one's for you!
Take Advantage of MORE Membership Perks!
❤️ Use my 20% Off Code in Karen's Etsy Shop for Swag
❤️ Download any of my 6 FREE ebooks! Links are right under the calendar on this page:)
❤️Download my FREE Fun Fab Drawing Club DAILY PLANNER page!
❤️How to Grab some Cheatsheets from the YouTube & Cheatsheet Library!
❤️Post my #FunFabDrawingClub artwork in the Facebook Group to enter the next monthly giveaway!
I hope this helps!! Let me know if you need anything else.
Feel free to reach out to me at Karen@AwesomeArtSchool.com.
See you inside the club :)
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
"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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