Each week I’ll add new printable illustrated tutorial pages. Scroll down to see them all, then click to download and print. Happy Drawing!
TIPS FOR HAND LETTERING SEED PACKAGES
Design tips (and a cool placard alphabet) for hand lettering your own custom seed packages.
TIPS FOR DRAWING BEETLES
Tips for drawing beautiful beetles (and other shiny insects) in pencil, plus a set of reference photos of several very sketchable “good guys.”
TIPS FOR QUICK BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR
Handy tips for making a quick botanical watercolor in the field — and a page of licensed reference photos of the butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa.
POSITIVE-NEGATIVE FLORAL LETTERING
Elegant positive/negative floral letters are fun to design and draw. I have provided a hand-drawn blank alphabet + a page of tips to get you started. Happy Lettering!
DRAWING BLACK AND WHITE ANIMALS
Using simple supplies (a black charcoal pencil, a white charcoal pencil and a piece of kraft paper) you can use pencil strokes to create the raccoon’s distinctive dark and light fur. Warm up by drawing fuzzy tails. Here’s a a set of illustrated printables with tips for drawing one of North America’s most charming mammals.
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DRAWING MONARCH AND SWALLOWTAIL CATERPILLARS
This is the time of year for frequent sightings of two favorite butterflies: the monarch and the eastern swallowtail. Here’s a two-page illustrated printable set about their beautifully striped pupa (caterpillar) stage. Enjoy!
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One stroke makes a feather, another makes a beak. A page of sample brushstrokes to practice + a page of licensed reference images + a watercolor heron! Click the links below to download three printables:
Not sure about sketching the frog’s lumpy, bumpy shape? Here’s help for drawing frogs and toads with confidence, and a technique inspired by the construction trade! Click the links below to download two printable tip pages and licensed reference photos.
DRAWING IN “BIRD SHORTHAND”
Here’s a decorative (and fun) style of drawing birds using just three values: light, medium and dark. Click the link below to download a printable tip page and a set of licensed reference photos for practicing your “bird shorthand.”