2015 Ladybug vs 2017 Ladybug. PT. 1~

This ladybug above was from the fall of 2017. It had good shading, and it looks to be very realistic. I took about 15-20 minutes to complete this sketch. I did this with charcoal pencils.

This sketch was a sketch of a ladybug that I did in the spring of 2015. There wasn’t much shading at all, and it didn’t look very realistic either. It took me 5-10 minutes to complete.

I like looking back at my older sketches to see how I improved and how I can improve.

Did you like this blog?? Do you want to see more of them? 🐞🐞

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Stationary:

LOVE stationary. The markers, cute pens,  notebooks, UGH. I love to write, doodle, plan, make lists, etc. so it kinda makes since on why I like it so much.

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My favorite writing supply are definitely pens. They are thin so it is easier to write with them. I also love stickers and markers, too.

Stationary items just make everything much more fun, like if you have to write a long boring list. You can be more creative, and put stickers, doodles, whatever on it.

My favorite website for cute stationary is ooly.com. (this is not sponsored)

They have the cutest markers, pencils, erasers, etc. I love the website, and honestly it’s really fun just to browse around. The products are good quality and last a long period of time.

I know this post was pretty short, but I hoped you guys liked it. I definitely think you should check out the website, because it’s a great website. Bye!

 

Pros and Cons: Gel Pens

There are a lot of pros and cons to coloring with gel pens.

I personally have always loved gel pens ever since I was very young, and still use them like crazy. I’ve always just used them for notes and writing, but you can also use them for coloring those tiny details in adult coloring books.

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Pros and Cons to Coloring With Gel Pens:

Pro: They are really easy to blend together.

Pro: Gel pens come in a large range of colors from Neon to Metallic.

Pro: They can get into very small details in adult coloring books. Markers, and crayons can’t.

Con: They sometimes tend to smear {especially if your a lefty like me}.

Con: They run out very fast because they are gel.

Con: You usually have to get the ink {gel} flowing, before you can start coloring.

Those were all the pros and cons! Gel pens I think are really cool, and definitely would try coloring with them sometime. They are so much fun, and very easy to use and blend!

Brands I’d recommend That I’ve Tried:

  • Write Dudes. These are the ones I am currently using, and I love them! They aren’t scratchy, pretty colors, smooth, and they last longer than some other brands out there.
  • Shuttle art is a brand that I’ve used in the past. I really loved the selection, and it had no ink leaks when I got them.

I really recommend both of these brands. I had another brand, but I forgot the name of it.

Did you like this post? Did it help? Hopefully, you can try coloring with them if you haven’t yet.

— Lena 💚💜💙

My Inspiration:

The person that inspires me the most is Bob Ross.

I’ve learned about a lot of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Vincent Van Gogh, but Bob Ross is definitely my favorite. He was a great artist, always had a positive mindset, he was very confident in his art, and I certainly cannot forgot out that hair!

The Three Main Things I Love About Bob Ross:

  • He was very confident in his work, and never gave up. Any time he messed up he’d fix it, make it better, or restart without feeling discouraged.
  • He makes scenic landscape masterpieces. My favorite thing to paint are landscapes, so that’s probably why I love his landscapes so much.
  • His hair! I really wish I was here for the 80’s. There were some pretty cool fashion trends going on, hair trends, and some fun music!

What’s your favorite artist? Your inspiration? Bob Ross is an amazing artist. If you want to learn more about him then click this link — Bob Ross

 

Art Tips #2

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Yesterday, I was finishing up a painting, when I realized I was doing a trick that was really helping me with my painting. So…

I thought I’d share it with you guys!

Painting Tip:

What happens when you just put an unwanted splotch of paint on your canvas or paper, and don’t want it?? It doesn’t matter if the splotch is dry, you can still do this.

First, put a big drop of water on the splotch from your painting water. Next, wipe or scrub the paint of with a sponge, paper towel, etc. Lastly, paint over the area with the correct colors you want. Sometimes you don’t even need to do that!

Your done!! Hope this helped.

                                                        –Lena

 

Art Booster #1

This is my first art booster!! So excited!!💚💚

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Basically, if you don’t know what this series is about, go check out my previous blog. It’ll explain the concept of the series.

Now lets get started!

Topic: A golden retriever puppy in a open, green field, sniffing bright, yellow daisies.

Background: Green field, and a cloudless, blue sky.

Mediums: First, sketch it out. Then color with some colored pencils. Make sure you incorporate shading.

Challenge: Can you do the instructions exactly??

~Lena