If you remember from my earlier blob critters you'll know that there are a lot of shapes you can make from the tip of your Sketch Super Brush nibs and a thin multiliner. Today I want to show you some simple bugs you can make to decorate your papercrafting as the summer winds down.
The pictures are pretty easy to follow, but I want to bring out a few points.
• Always work with scratch paper underneath.
• Let one color dry before you add another color or add multiliner (this keeps your edges crisp).
• Experiment! Add different details or use different colors than I show. make your critters match your papers or project colors.
Ladybug - Don't use a black Copic marker to draw your dots or head because the marker will try to blend with the red already on the page.
Snail - To make the body place your brush on it's side to get the point down, then drag the brush along to make the long body. If you are right handed then you'll find it easier to make the snail face right. If you are left-handed it's easier to make him face left. Otherwise, you can try turning your paper to get the right direction of his body.
Caterpillar - You can make him as long or short as you want. Also, try adding dots or making him rainbow colored.
Dragonfly - Practice making the wings, since I show the top wings larger than the bottom wings. Hold the marker in place longer to make the wing fatter, or drag it slightly out from the middle to make them longer (like you made the snail body).
Don't worry if your bugs don't look like mine, as each one should be different. Practice will help you make your cute bugs better. Just don't give up, and most of all - have fun and relax!
Now, on to other things...
The weekend OCL new release drawing is over! I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my blog for the Sea-sons Greetings stamp set. I randomly chose a winner from the 255 comments using Random.org
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Timestamp: 2009-08-10 09:00:05 UTC
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