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My Lockdown Art Book – Nene Local Magazine

Just before we went into lockdown I visited Hobbycraft, I had an inkling we might be indoors for a while.  I bought a few different craft items, as well as going to Colemans Craft Warehouse across the way for more things.  One of my purchases was a hard backed sketch pad, to fill during lock down.

I’ve been on a couple of creative retreats run by Tranquility Time, learning some zen drawing, you find out more about those on Susan’s Facebook page – Tranquility Time Retreats.

Spurred on by thing I’ve learnt I thought I’d add a little tutorial on Nene Local Magazine in case anyone wanted to have a play with their coloured pencils today.

Here is the finished work;

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The 3D look is really easy to achieve;

Draw your lines in pen either in the circle or in wavy lines.

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Next using a soft pencil like a 3B or softer, smudge along the lines you’ve drawn

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Smudge with your fingers

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Complete all the lines

tranquility time retreats

Next grab your pen again and draw in arcs, in either direction;

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You can do some one way and some the other…no rules!

tranquility time retreats

tranquility time retreats

You can add some curls if you want….

tranquility time retreats

Start to colour each portion, darker at each side (Press harder) and lighter towards the middle (keep the pencil light and relaxed in your hand)

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tranquility time retreats

Use whatever colours you want….

tranquility time retreats

tranquility time retreats

 

Keep going till it’s all done…

Most of all – have fun!

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