On Wednesdays we stack pink books (on Bookstagram). Except I don't seem to have any 🤣 so I created a stack of books I wish I had. Do you own many pink books?
Over on the blog today I've got a tutorial on making repeat patterns on paper: http://bit.ly/cactipattern (click link in bio) Have you ever made a repeat pattern before (on paper or digitally)?
Day two of the #polweekchallenge is to fill a page with 🌸 🌺⠀ ⠀ What’s your favorite flower to draw?
I just cleaned up my computer and found lots of wonderful projects I’d forgotten about, like this work I did for @essie — creating personal watercolors to send to journalists for a new line they launched. It’s a nice mood-booster to go back and look at work you’re proud of and enjoyed. Do you have a favorite project you’ve ever worked on (art or otherwise)?
I was going to add color to the rest of this drawing, but I've decided to leave it at just the peaches. I'm often drawn to unfinished sketches, jotted down ideas, and whispers of work that may or may not ever be finished. What about you, do you prefer sketches or finished work?
Happy 4th of July! Hope you've got fun plans for the long weekend!⠀ ⠀ I took over @TombowUSA's account last week to show you how to make these super easy parade wands. Whip some up before celebrations get started!
Getting my July reading list ready. How many do you think I'll get through? Two, three...all nine?⠀ ⠀ What's the best book you've read lately?
Making little watercolor-look peaches with my @TombowUSA Dual Brush Pens. Tutorial is on the blog today: http://bit.ly/watercolorpeach (click link in bio) Do you prefer peaches or nectarines? My grandmother used to peel peaches for me because I didn’t like the feel of the fuzzy skin 😬
Happy July! Part of me wishes the year would just slow down, the other part of me is so excited for warmer weather. Does time seem to be speeding up for you too? I took over the @TombowUSA blog recently, to share this super fun, geometric month page in my new Dot Grid @decompositionbook.⠀ ⠀ The tutorial is on the blog today: http://bit.ly/geometricbujo (click link in bio)
I’m not sure tacos make for an attractive headpiece but they were fun to sketch all the same! Did you have a good weekend? We went to the beach, had a picnic, played in the park, read in the sun, did some painting, and spent this afternoon putting out a 🔥 started by some idiots with fireworks.
You voted for 🌮 as my next food-inspired fashion illustration but I’ve had a craving for 🍑 all week. Sorry not sorry?⠀ ⠀ Using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens to get a watercolor look. Learn how in my new class: http://bit.ly/bpbflorals (click in bio)
Sometimes all I want is black and white.⠀ ⠀ What color are you feeling today?
We had an exceptionally cold, rainy day here today (where is summer?!) so I needed some pretty, pink lightness. Make me jealous, what’s the temperature where you are? Join my @Skillshare class and create watercolor-look flowers with me: http://bit.ly/bpbflorals
What’s your all-time favorite vacation destination? This little watercolor world is available as a print in my @society6 store (and also as cards, stickers, mugs and more)! http://bit.ly/worldprint
A couple of quick fashion illustrations this morning, inspired by @blaireadiebee. Painted with @prima_watercolor’s ‘The Classics’ Watercolors Confections set. You can get 15% off Prima products with my code BrownPaperBunny15% http://bit.ly/wcsets (link in bio)
Happy #NationalBirdDay! One of my favorite birds is the Australian Rainbow Lorikeet. Living in Seattle I really miss hearing Magpies warble, Lorikeets twitter in the grass, and Kookaburras laugh. There’s nothing quite like Australian Bird sounds! What’s your favorite bird?
If there was ever a time to wear face glitter I’d say New Year’s Eve is it! Hope your New Year’s is all sparkly! I used @prima_watercolor Complexions and Shimmering Lights Watercolor Confections set. You can get 15% off Prima products by using my code ‘BrownPaperBunny15%’ http://bit.ly/wcsets (link in bio)
We’re getting ready to host family for the holidays, and getting the guest room in the new house set up. It has a travel theme so I made these bookends from @cliquekits paper and embellishments and @tombowusa adhesives. Check out the tutorial: http://bit.ly/travelbookends (link in bio)
I need someone to make me this festive holiday head wreath 😂 I used @prima_watercolor Complexion and Odyssey Watercolor Confections sets. You can use the code ‘BrownPaperBunny15%’ to get an extra 15% off http://bit.ly/wcsets if you’d like your own set (link in bio)
GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Winner @alligives14 ————— 🎄GIVEAWAY🎄 I’m so grateful for this year, with all its challenges and opportunities — and for my lovely online community. Thank you for your support! I’m teaming up with Tombow for one last giveaway of the year. Win the new Holiday pack of Dual Brush Pens, 3-pack of Mono Drawing Pens, and a hand-painted holiday card from me. To enter: 1. Follow me and @tombowusa 2. Like this post 3. Tag three friends (in separate comments) and tell me your favorite thing about the holidays! Contest closes Dec 20, 2018, 11:59pm PST. Winner chosen at random. Open to friends in the USA only (sorry International friends, postage is so pricey these days). Not affiliated with or enforced by Instagram.
I’ve been going back through old artwork, and found this @katespadeny clutch I painted with watercolor back in 2011! Do you ever look back through your old work?
Do you doodle leaves in your sketchbook to relax too? Or do you draw something else maybe?
I love dropping this concentrated color onto wet paper and watching it bloom across the paper!
I always have a sketchbook and pens with me when I travel, because I like to doodle while waiting around for planes. Do you carry one with you?
This little witch is super easy to draw and makes for a cute Halloween card. See all the steps over on the blog today: http://bit.ly/drawawitch (link in bio)
Painted this @carolinaherrera outfit using @Prima_Watercolor Odyssey Watercolor Confections. Who doesn't love polkadots!
I’m already getting excited for #Halloween this year! Do you give Halloween candy to your coworkers, friends and family? I do! So I made this deliciously easy candy card. Check it out: http://bit.ly/candycard (link in bio)
Loving my new Woodlands Palette from @Prima_Watercolor. This shade is called 'Mist' and while I don't usually use a lot of blues I think it's my new favorite!
Painting galaxy whales in my sketchbook today, what are you up to? ⠀ ⠀ I used @Prima_Watercolor's Classics palette to create this little guy.
Have you ever created a self portrait? I created this one using @TombowUSA Dual Brush and Mono Drawing Pens. All the instructions are on the blog today: http://bit.ly/floralselfportrait (link in bio)
What's your all-time favorite book? I'm all about literature this week, so check out the blog for details on how to make this easy literature-inspired wall hanging: http://bit.ly/bookwallhanging (link in bio)
I was sent this wonderful book by the creators of @Flow_Magazine and I wanted to share it with you. If you're yearning to be creative but don't know where to start, or you're feeling a bit stuck, this book is brilliant. It walks you through daring to fail, to start, to commit, to try something new...definitely worth a read: http://bit.ly/creativitytakescourage (link in bio)
I made this little housewarming card using @tombowusa Mono Drawing Pencils and added a touch of color with a Dual Brush Pen. Instructions are on the blog today 😃 http://bit.ly/housewarmingcard (link in bio)
Painting pretty summery blooms, and pretending fall isn’t just around the corner 😉⠀ ⠀ Painted with the @prima_watercolor Classics Watercolor Confections set.
In Australia most schools have uniforms, so I didn’t get to plan cute back-to-school outfits. What about you, did you wear a uniform? I am SO enjoying these new @prima_watercolor Concentrated Watercolors, and you can get 15% off Prima products with my code BrownPaperBunny15% (aren’t you a lucky duck 😉)
I’m trying to improve my digital drawing this year, but I’m still really struggling with it. I drew this as homework for one of @stephfizercoleman’s wonderful @skillshare classes. I was trying to get looser and messier than I normally do but as a result I really hate it 😱 I keep telling myself that when you’re learning a new medium you’ve got to make a lot of ugly art before you get to anything good! Any tips, suggestions, or words of comfort?
Yesterday was #NationalLighthouseDay so being fond of a good lighthouse I painted this little step-by-step illustration with my fancy new @prima_watercolor Concentrated Watercolors! Start with your outline, then fill in the colors (letting each one dry completely before adding the next), then add a background and some shading. Voila, cute little lighthouse illustration!
We had such a lovely, relaxing weekend, with brunches in the garden, naps, painting and exploring. The weather has been so perfect lately too! What was the best thing about your weekend? ⠀ ⠀ (I just can’t get enough of the @prima_watercolor Pastel Dreams set 😍)
Doodling some floral line illustrations over watercolor washes this evening, after a trip to the nursery and a spot of gardening. How was your Saturday?
Giveaway Closed: Congratulations @brennamedia, you’re the winner! —— It’s giveaway time! To celebrate the launch of @paperraven.co’s new book I have a copy to give away, along with a pack of @TombowUSA Galaxy Dual Brush Pens! ⠀ ⠀ To enter, make sure you’re following all three accounts, then tag a friend you think would love this prize pack! (Enter as many times as you like, one entry per comment)⠀ ⠀ US entries only, contest closes at midnight PST on Aug 5 and is not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook.
Have I mentioned how much I love @TombowUSA Mono Drawing Pens? 😍 Doodling flowers and foliage in my sketchbook today.
While we were in Australia my mum gave Amélie a little toy VW camper van like she used to have. It got me thinking about road trips and places unexplored. Where is your next adventure going to be?
Doodling funny faces from watercolor splotches in my sketchbook. It’s a really fun, low-pressure warm-up exercise 👍 Do you ever do warm up exercises when you create?
I’ll point out that I have not sought permission to post these amazing works by John Olsen and Claude Monet, but I hope that I’ll be forgiven because I didn’t know how else to highlight the incredible institution that is the @nationalgalleryaus — free entry, loads of great kids activities, and the opportunity to get face-to-face with some of the world’s best art. Canberra is full of gems like this one, and we used to live a stone’s throw from them all 😍