Hi Fun Fab Drawing Club member!! I hope you've having a fantastic week. I'm thrilled to bring you a new Steampunk drawing lesson today :)
This week we're doing a gold and silver dragonfly! I felt like this would be a FUN follow-up to our how to draw and shade metals in alcohol markers lesson from last week. In case you haven't had a chance to do that one yet, no worries! I do recommend ya give last week's coloring tutorial a shot FIRST, because it will help you get familiar with some alcohol marker coloring techniques (AND exact marker shades!) I love to fall back on for rendering realistic gold, silver, and copper.
Me playing aroud in my Steampunk costume before our LIVE drawing even a couple of weeks ago!
For today's fun, new Dragonfly lesson, you can totally follow me in the shading, or go your own way. I chose not to use my "Gold alcohol marker mix" from last week's lesson, but now that my piece is done, I'm really curious how it would've looked in gold!!
Remember to always feel free to experiment and go rogue from whatever I'm showing if your gut is telling you something or a certain color is calling your name!!
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Speaking of supplies, use whatever you love most and have on hand!
Here's everything I used to complete this project...
Mechanical Pencil https://amzn.to/3OW5YBL
Grey Scale Alcohol Markers https://amzn.to/48Paeub (I'm so excited, I just ordered this set)
Alcohol Markers in Blue
Gold Posca Pen (which I didn't like, I just ordered this one to try out next: https://amzn.to/3SxmYQz)
Ellipse Template https://amzn.to/3ZegSFV
and Circle Template https://amzn.to/3QwtxAt
👉Ready to start this 1 hour & change lesson? Let's do it!!
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
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