Drawing the Mushroom!

Today (day 1! Yay!) we will just be learning how to draw the first part of this fairy scene: the Mushroom!

All you need for this drawing is a soft pencil and a blending stump.

I do plan on using watercolors to add some colors at the end so if you'd like to follow me through that process as well then you'll definitely want to make sure you're working on some type of watercolor paper as well.

Coldpress watercolor paper is pretty textured and great for using lots of water! That is fine to use for this.

Hotpress watercolor paper is smooth like Bristol paper and is better for smooth drawings and light watercolor applications.

I am working on Hotpress watercolor paper.

Here is the link to the actual paper that I'm using but you can feel free to substitute your own watercolor paper if you already have some!

Fabriano Hot Press (smooth) Watercolor paper 9" x 12" 50 sheets https://amzn.to/3cbiUh3

If you want to color your fairy scene in using a different art supply (like colors pencils, pastels, markers) then go for it!! Just remember that paper is AS important as your art supply so definitely make sure you're working on the right one for you!

These are the links to the other products I'm using for all the drawing portions (please refer back to the Required and Optional Supplies Section to see recommendations for the following days activities!).

Blending stump https://amzn.to/3mRvw3q

Derwent Soft Pencil Set (up to 9B) https://amzn.to/31sXNDB

Here is a much cheaper Pencil Set by Dyvicl (I have not tested this product) https://amzn.to/39rtAsJ

Pentel GraphGear Mechanical Pencil Set https://amzn.to/2GFzZlf


Make sure you head on over to the Facebook Group and post a photo of your finished drawing!! Winners will be chosen daily, JUST for participating (it is NOT an art contest and winners are chosen at random and not based on merit).

TODAY AT 1:00 I will be there for a Meet and Great and to hand out prizes to the first set of winners based on who has introduced themselves in the Group! Your mushrooms will be "DUE" by tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET to enter for the next day's prizes!

No matter if you've finished or not, you're still invited to come on over and say HI!!! Can't wait to meet you and hear from you!

Make sure you JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP now so you don't miss out!

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