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Hey guys, like you said, my name is Jesse in case you're new, and I'm going to let you know what surprises me tonight. So you probably saw supply list. But if not, we're just going to do a refresh. Make sure you've got everything in front of you.
I've got this 10 by 10 canvas. I've got my palate paper which, if you're not familiar is just paper that is wax coded to make it easier to mix paint on or you can use a paper plate or plastic plate, whatever you like to use.
I've got my paper towels my water basin for cleaning my brushes and the brush pack. I have tonight. I think I have the craft smart 10 piece variety set
But tonight we are mostly going to be using this small flat brush. So this is a number eight flat. So any sort of medium or small flat brush you have
And this number five round brush any sort of small round brush or liner brush.
So if you've got something like these similar to these don't worry, you should be all set up like a half inch flat or something like that, you should be good to go. So whatever
Power brushes. You have just make sure you have something similar to these two because these are going to be sort of our go tues for tonight. So I'm actually going with these aside.
And then I've also got my folk art acrylic paint, of course, as usual, we have usually the colors with your white Calypso sky.
Teal daffodil I'm sorry Daybreak baby pink fire coral and engine red
So if you have any variation of me. It's totally fine if you have a different light blue. That's fine for me different red
Don't worry about it. Feel free to substitute anything you want. If you like a different background color that's fine too. So this is sort of a funky beetle. None of the colors are really realistic. Anyway, so feel free to substitute any colors in that you have, or that you prefer.
Okay. And then you can also see here this is just a little example so you guys can see the pain. Yes, we go a little mini one or it's not many truly actually the same size, but a little extra one I painted this morning you guys could see it as we paint.
And then I have a ruler here. And I have a pencil.
And the reason I have the ruler and pencils because we're going to be drawn on hand drawing or beetle tonight but I broken it down, make it super easy for you. So don't get intimidated. There's going to be a little bit of measuring
We're going to make our own little template. We just need some scrap paper, but don't freak out because I'm going to break it down step by step, make it super simple for you guys So that being said, Are you ready to get started with our template Kira
Yeah, people are just asking about brushes and I think we're good. So let's get started.
So the first thing we're going to make you can see we have this really cute little triangle pattern on the edges of our canvas.
So we're going to make this little triangle. Just make ourselves a little templates, make our lives a little bit easier. And we're trying to
We're trying to draw that. So instead of trying to measure between each line and then measure out into here and then connect them.
That'll be so much that'll get you know we'll have to like do all kinds of geometry and we're not ready for that right now so
We're going to make a little triangle. Just a little almost like a little pencil for ourselves to trace make it easier
So all I'm going to grab here is just a little scraps of paper. So whatever you've got a home is fine for your paper junk mail. Anything is fine for this, you need a little scrap of it.
So I'm going to go to my corner of my paper again just scrapbook or just scrap paper. So I have Xerox paper here, you can use card stock or, like I said, an envelope whatever you've got around, you can just use a little piece of it truly going to be this size.
I'm going to measure from the bottom left, and I'm going to measure three inches and a quarter.
So three inches in a quarter. That's how much we're going to make from the, from the bottom left, make a bigger one. So you can see it three and a quarter inch in here. All right, that you guys can see it to make it easier kind of tiny but
And then this way, we're going to flip it. So now I'm doing this side of my paper, we are going to do two and a half inches to two and a half inches from the bottom.
Definitely. The other part of our
Height of our triangle. So now I have this nice square piece of paper. I'm just going to fold it on these two lines to have a perfect square. So here I'll show you how
I'm going to fold it on this line that I made.
And I'm just trying to make sure that it lines up so I have a nice even
90 degree angle. And we're done. So I've got that nice line there. And we're going to fold it on this line to hear
That way, we know that we have a nice perfect 90 degree angles on our little rectangle here. It's not square force, but our little rectangle. So now, and the bottom. I'm just going to fill in. So I can see exactly where those
Little lines are
So I have a perfect little or a lot to keep saying my streets like a perfect little rectangle down there at the bottom.
Okay, so now I'm going to measure. I'm going to measure the top here and Mitch, make sure that I haven't read a quarter inch just double check my measurements.
To the top and bottom or three and a quarter inch and then the left and right sides are two and a half inches. So I'm just double checking that here. Now I'm going to fold this one.
So that the left corner it meets the right corner. We want a line going up the middle perfect line right in the middle.
And the reason we're doing all this folding is that we don't measure it, because it's not perfect measurements and I didn't want to have to be worried about 2.33 inches and all that kind of stuff.
So we're just fold it in half to make it a little simpler. And honestly, even if you have a larger came with it should work as well because you can just change the size of the
Triangles, or you can use different shapes. It's totally up to you. So just as a refresher. I've got my scrap paper here.
I measured the edge down here. It's 3.25 inches. So just three and a quarter inch
I measure going this way, which is two and a half inch and Jews going up two and a half inches and I've got that little trying or again. I got that little rectangle here.
So now we're going to fold this little shape in half so you can cut it out. Now, if it's easier for you, but I'm just going to fold it still attached. I'm going to fold it to that line there.
And I'm trying to draw that line West and I have the perfect center of my little
Rectangle here.
So Justin the measurements are three and a quarter.
Till you see it in the chat.
Yeah, order.
By two and a half inches.
And that was the rep just
Regular rectangle and now we just follow that path to find the center line.
Yeah, they're good, sometimes it's easier. I think when it's in writing. So at least people can go back to and scroll through
I just look in the chat window.
Okay, so now we have our little rectangle. We have our line in the middle. We're going to connect this right there. See that little red where the middle line meets the top line and we're going to
Connect it to the bottom left and right corners and that is going to make our triangle. So a lot of you probably can already see where we're going with this. You may have gotten ahead.
submission to connect to this line, and I'm going to connect this line.
And this is just to ensure again that we have a nice we have like a very geometric thing going on here just to make sure that's a nice clean, um,
Shape on there. But if you if you're not that worried about it being perfectly straight just hand draw the triangles. It's totally up to you. You don't have to have them perfect. It's just those people who wants to be really Chris
So it should look something like this. You've got our rectangle that's three and a quarter inch by two and a half inches. And then we fold it in half to get our center line.
And then we connect the top where they meet with the bottom right and left corners. And so now we have our perfect triangles.
And again, you can do this on anything I'm junk mail and old envelope. You can do it on you know scrap paper, paper, whatever you've got around. You can use it on your
Use your product paper to do it. If you've got that with you. Okay, so now you're going to cut this out.
Whichever down here, make it a little bit easier to go ahead. I'll give you guys a minute just to sort of cut out your little your little triangle there. I just put my made my blue, so it's easier to see when we're going back and putting on the painting.
How's everybody doing Kiera
Everybody is good. Some people pre painted. So that's totally fine if you pre base coated because you still want to make your triangle pattern.
Actually, I put that on on the supply list because we are going to base coat, our canvas, and then we're going to hit with a hair dryer something a power.
supply list either have a hairdryer with you or you can just go ahead and pre base coat and Calypso side. So I'm glad that some people went ahead and did that, you know, sort of a paradigm part you go
Back. Yep. And they just made one triangle. Correct.
Yep, just one triangle. This is going to be our little guy. We're going to use this for our whole on instead of having to measure out every triangle on our canvas. We've got our little
Guy here that we're going to use. And we're going to trace him to make all these shapes onto our canvas. Later, we just want to get this part out of the way.
So you just need this one triangle that's the bottom is three and a quarter inch and then straight up the middle is two and a half inches.
As you want, I don't want to make sure everybody everybody's caught up before we start, I guess we can start putting us
I think that's it. Because some people have already base coded so
Let's start. Basically, and good idea
So the next step I'm going to put my, you don't need the ruler anymore, but I am going to put my keep my pencil nearby. We're going to trace this little blue guy that we are whatever call yours is my little triangle that we made. And I'm going to grab some Calypso sky.
So already do right now is we're just basic coding. Um, I guess I'm going to grab when my bigger brushes. I'm going to grab my every 40 inch flat brush. We're just Based Coding our canvas.
And don't worry if the colors aren't looking just like this little guy here, I just did this as a little practice this morning with some things that I had at my house, so I'm
Your colors are going to look just like the colors in the project description. So whatever whatever you signed up for that is what colors. You are going to have this one's a little bit different but so don't if they're not the same. Don't worry about that.
Which is, OK, if you don't have the exact colors either totally fine.
You're supposed to show you I didn't have the exact right college
So I just use, but I had, I still like the way it turned out.
I don't want you got yours looks a little bit different.
Yeah, and all the, you know, all this product all the paints the canvas and brushes are all available on Michaels com
Or in the store. So you can either order them and have them shipped directly to you or if you can do curbside or if you have delivered in your area. A lot of great options to get the folk art paint. We're using the artists loft canvas and the craft smart brushes.
So again, right now we're just basic coding or 10 by 10 canvas. I've got this a regular flat rush your minds three quarters inch but whatever flat rate you have is fine. We just faced coding and we were using folk art acrylic in Calypso sky.
We're just want to do a nice even base coat. If you feel like you need to do two coats, just feel free to hit it with a hair dryer and do a second coat. Totally up to you.
To make sure it's nice and even.
Let us know where you guys are painting from tonight.
I love that everybody's from all over joining us for these Michael community classes to let us know today where you guys painting from we love to hear from you.
Boston, Virginia. Awesome.
Oh my gosh, all over the place. That's awesome. A few California people
Very cool.
Someone said my house.
Okay, so I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna hang out with a hairdryer right now. So you guys feel free to do that at home, too.
I might do one more code of the Calypso sky, just make sure that I'm nice full coverage. Sometimes when you have lighter colors. It takes a couple of codes to make sure that you've got
Nice cool coverage. You can see this is a little trick to and I'm Based Coding canvases.
And sometimes I like to do it all in one direction and then dry it and then I do another coat and I go in the opposite direction and not just sort of
Really make sure to cover up any streaks. So if you've got streaks going left and right, because that's what your brushes going and you go back over it, you might get some streets again where
The paintbrush Tilden put paint. But if you go up and down and the opposite direction is the first time you were based coding, then you're more likely to cover up those streets and you will be at your I will be able to see them anymore because they won't be going in one direction anymore.
She was a little tip for for basic coding
And again, we're just using Calypso sky and any old flat brush you have at home. I'm using a three fourths inch brush.
Or you can use an angle brush up claim to
Everyone's asking, there's not a template so Jesse is going to actually show you how to draw the beetle.
Don't be scared because I'm going to break it down if you can draw an oval and then you're good, and you can draw this beetle. And I know you all can draw an oval. So, don't stress.
Yeah and there's people are asking for some, you know, they have some different colors at home, somebody has ultra marine they want to mix again.
You know we love. If you can paint along and you were able to get your supplies, if not just use what you have. It could be, you could make a purple beetle or a purple background like
Just, you know, pick your own palate. If it's what you have, which is totally fine. And again, you could always mix. If you have a darker blue or a darker teal. You can mix it with white
You know, you can always dark in a color by mixing, you know, black. So there's lots of different ways you can do it. So it's totally okay to personalize it and just have fun with it.
Well, if you do have ultra marine at home, and you've got white if you kind of just like a primary person you've got a lot of primary colors at home.
You can mix ultra marine white and then put us in touch with yellow and you should get a car that's very similar to Calypso guy here is sort of like you're sad. It's like a pale turquoise color. Oh.
Yeah, that's a great tip.
Okay, I'm gonna go ahead. I'm going to hit my canvas with my hair dryer. Again, just make sure it's nice and dry.
So Jesse is dry. I don't know if everybody can hear me because I can't hear the hair dryer. It's really weird, but I'm
Okay here because I didn't, I don't know, I can't hear that hair dryer. But, um, so, yeah, you just want to dry, she's just trying to get her canvas really dry so she can show you how to dry on top of it.
So if you pre base coated. No need to worry about it again if you can hit it with a hairdryer or fan it just so you're able to draw your bug on
Somebody said, I think the boys on the screen are painting each other. It's so sweet. It's funny because we can see, I can see everybody painting. So there's two little cuties
Oh, I think they know I'm talking about him, they're painting.
So now this is I'm just going to remind you guys just in case you're catching up where we are in our painting.
We have our 10 by 10 canvas base coated with Calypso sky and it's dry completely dry now, and we also have made our little triangle template here.
To save us. We did a little bit of measuring to save us from a lot of measuring later on. So an extra we have our little triangle made because we're going to start drawing on our campus now so
To start, I'm going to take my little triangle template and I'm going to put it up to the bottom right edge just down as far as I can get it just right down to the point
And I'm going to trace my little triangle. And I'm just going to lightly trace it just enough so that I can see the line just enough so you can see the line at home.
So I don't think you guys. Oh, maybe you can see it a little bit. I can see it really well, but I did it nice and light so it's easy to cover up
And then instead of going up one, just in case there's some space. I don't want to have a big gap at the top in case there's like a you know a center meter offer something so next we're gonna go up to the top right corner.
And draw a little triangle. And that way we can just center our middle triangle. You can see here. So we did this one.
And then we did this one. And so now we can center this guy in case there's any space different case I'm your canvas isn't perfect, or something like that. You don't have to worry about it being at the top or bottom, it'll be in the middle, until I look intentional.
So again, all we did was we took our little triangle. We've got the three and a quarter side on the right. That's the longer side.
And we did at the bottom, top in the middle.
So just reminder if you're still doing your little triangle, the bottom edge is three inches and a quarter and the line going up the middle of two and a half inches. And then we connected them.
So three and a quarter on the bottom two and a half inches up the middle and then you connect those lines and that is a triangle template we have
In the long side which is the three and a quarter inch side goes on all the way on the edge of the canvas on the right side.
I'll be able to just trace it with a pencil just three months. So it's going to look like this year.
So now, you guessed it, renew the same thing on left side. So we're going to start in the bottom left.
Dropped my pencil.
And then the top left.
Draw with my pencil.
And then in the middle.
And again, I hope this is simple for you guys because
Otherwise you would have had to go and would have to measure all the way up and down either side of the canvas, then we would have had to measure out to measure these tips and then connect all of them.
So hopefully this made it a little bit simpler for you guys. I know it's a little bit of measuring which I personally don't like that either, but time, save ourselves a little bit of grief later on.
Any questions here. Yeah, if you're not using the exact Canvas. So if you're using a square and it's smaller or larger you just may want to size up your triangle. But if you're using a rectangle
Rectangle or Canvas. Do you have any recommendations of, you know, do you just kind of let one of the triangles bleed off or what's the best way that
I'd recommend making it a vertical. So it's long ways, up and down, and you might put the triangles. If you really like it. You can put them in and maybe make them like super narrow. So, here, let me show my friend scrap paper. See what I mean if you had your canvas is like this.
You can make like super narrow triangles.
You see that
Yeah, and someone just
space them out too. So they just left some space. So instead of your triangles touching. They just left some space on their background, which is a great solution.
So I know again. I know a lot of times artists like are crazy about math. I know that I'm not
I'm you really need to do, no matter what size your canvases especially with a square. You just need to measure it and divide it into thirds and that's how that's going to
Sort of tell you the measurements of your triangles. So he had 12 by 12 canvas each of your triangles, you know, would be four inches.
You know, that kind of thing. So again, it's a lot of math. You know, I don't like doing that when I'm trying to be creative. It's a different brain for me. Um, but yeah, you can totally customize it to whatever size and shape canvas, you have
Okay, so hopefully you guys are catching up on that.
So now we are going to start drawing our beetle. And like I said, don't forget what I said if you can draw an oval, then you can draw the speedo I know it looks pretty complicated.
It's got a lot of anatomy going on here. This is actually pretty accurate. You'd be surprised, like research, a lot of needles.
You'll appreciate this. Because painting this, so the inanimate anatomy is pretty dead on.
But don't stress about it because I've really broken it down into maybe super easy for you guys to draw on your canvas. So you can see here, this is a little guy that I drew
So I'm going to show you exactly how I broke this down. So I'm going to grab another piece of scrap paper. So again, use like an old Bill or something, whatever you got assigned to this.
And I want to see about how long it is on my canvas. So this is going to be helpful for those of you at home, have a different size canvas to you're going to need to know where you want your
Your bug to fall on your canvas. So you can see I've got like maybe an inch or so spacing between the bottom
Of my canvas and the beetle on the top of my canvas and the beetle. So I'm going to note that that I want that much space I'm
On my left on my canvas outside of my beetle. So I'm going to say we're going to start a beetle right right about there. Can you see what how I'm sort of eyeballing this
That's where we're on our own here. Let's pull it up. We want to start about there because we want to leave that inch
And about there. Again, we're just eyeballing it so whatever size canvas, you have this you can totally do this. So just sort of eyeball it where you want your beetle to start and stop on your personal Canvas. So this is for the 10 by 10. This is where I want mine to be
So again, this is totally. This is not scientific. This is no more measuring. I'm just going to continue this line out across so I can see where that line is as I'm trying to sketch my beetle. And we're going to do a practice one on the scrap paper here.
So now I know that's how tall. I need my beetle to be. I don't want to go past these two lines when I'm drawing my beetle so
The first shape. We're going to draw. Grab your pencil is this shape here so you can see, all it is is like around rectangle. It is literally it even helps you to draw a rectangle
And then around it out. If that helps you then go for it. So the first shape or drawing here is this one here. This is sort of the middle of the Beatles body.
And so you want to sort of see where it's going to be. It's going to be a couple inches down from where am I, I need me to leave room for the head. So I'm going to draw my rounded rectangle
We'd see again just a rectangle that's rounded on the edges. And again, it needs to be organic because it's a beetle, so it's not going to be perfect. So if yours is a little bit
Different than mine. That's fine. All Beatles are different. So don't worry about that. It's not like you know skyscrapers and it doesn't need to be perfect angles, all the time.
I know we had sort of this pattern going as geometric patterns going on here but this one's going to be a lot looser because it's an animal. So it's going to be, you know, soft
So again, I just decided where I wanted to start and stop on my canvas. That's how I got these lines and then just sort of towards the top middle
I drew my round rectangle. So, on top of that, on the left and right side, I'm going to do these super long small ovals. I'm going to do you search for a while and are like tall zeros super, super skinny ovals.
And that this is going to help me draw the shape of my head.
So you can see here in our final painting, we have this sort of fun head shape going on for beetle. And that's just the two ovals and then they already use them. Let's do a little curve wine here and connect them and now we have the head of our beetle.
You can
So we've got our middle here. And then we've got our to ovals.
With that, and on top of that.
What do you think you're on mute. Okay.
Um, and then we've got our two old men.
And now we're going to draw this.
Big area of our body. So what all this is is just a giant over again. I told you if you can draw ovals. You can be
A giant over here. It's going to start about halfway up
Our little body area and it's going to go all the way down to our bottom line is. So here we're going to draw the oval and it's again it's a long Oh. Whoa, going down. So on the left.
And then go on the right. We're going to try to make it a symmetrical as possible. But if it's not perfectly symmetrical that's okay too. That's me go all the way down, and that is going to be
The big area that big body area of our beetle.
So again, that are around rectangle are two little ovals. We just connected on the little smoother and now we started in the center of our little small body area and we drew a big oval going all the way down to our bottom line that we drill. Super simple. It doesn't need to be perfect.
So the next thing we're going to do is we are going to
Find a little area where we like it to sort of separate this meat middle body from the bottom of the body. And we'll say it's about half an inch so right there. I'm going to market about a half an inch underneath my little round rectangle there.
And I'm going to continue that line out to the left. And I'm going to curve it down or blend it in and then continue to the right and I'm going to occur it bound and blended in
So sort of separated out there curve down that way and curve down that way.
And now, just like we connected these two at the top, we're going to
Connect them right here with just a little curved lines. And this is just our practice guys reading from the scrap piece of paper. If you want to do it directly on your canvas, go for it and feeling super confident about it.
Feel free to do it on your canvas, but I just wanted to make sure you guys were okay with all the ovals and whatnot, or if you've got transfer paper at home and you really like your practice one. Go ahead and transfer it that's totally fine for right now, I'm just doing this as a practice.
Okay, so we did our we found our little about a half inch from the middle of the body. And we did a little scoop there and a little scoop there to connect them to our big oval.
And then we did two little soups here to connect the two body parts. And so this part here is actually this is going to go away.
So that was just so we can draw that shape better you can see in our final Beatles.
You of course it doesn't have that old that old disappears and to get skinny in the middle that was just to help us draw sort of like the butt of the beetle. This is big area and make sure it's nice and even round.
Okay, so now we're going to go ahead and we're going to try to guess to me about the center
And we're going to draw a line down the center of the big bottom portion of our beetle. I do not know the anatomy of the beetle. I don't know the names of it. I should have googled it. Sorry guys, there's any entomologists out there, feel free to give us drop some knowledge and competence.
John is whispering thorax to me here. So,
Somebody, somebody said thorax.
They got. Thank you.
Okay, so I think this is the thorax. Is that right, the bottom half. I don't know. Okay, anyway. Um, okay. Stephanie said yes thanks Stephanie.
Alright, so we drew a line just separate left and right sides of our thorax, the big bottom half of our beetle that little portable. Okay. Apparently, this is the thorax. So I'm just going to keep rolling it in your head for X abdomen john has Googling it for us right now. Thanks.
And neck stomach.
But that's what I'm going to go
Alright. So right now, your practice should look something like mine, you can see we're getting close to our finished little design here.
Okay, Sabrina is getting really technical. Now I can't keep up with that.
Okay, so now we're going to draw these little claws that are at the top of our Beatles had we've got these little pictures here on our beetle. So that is just a big you that connects that is connected to this line here. So we're just gonna do a big you
Try to make the sort of even on both sides.
That's just a you and it's going up a little bit about my line, but that's okay.
So the last thing we need to do is draw on our legs. So we're just going to sort of sketching our legs are the most of that with our paintbrush. We do want to know where our legs are before we start painting.
So the first set of legs towards the top are going to coming out of where our little middle area meets the upper part of the body. So it's gonna come out like a little l
Just like that, it's gonna come out of that area right there and then it's going to me or on the other side, right, where this little middle part meets the top half of the body a little l that sort of goes outwards.
Into something really similar to store this area with a little middle part needs the bottom half of our body. We're going to do a little l going that way, going down.
And then on the bottom on sort of, let's say, two thirds of the way down the bottom of our, our bottom part of the beetle. We're going to do little else going down again.
And we're just trying to mirror them as best we can, as Nietzsche. Perfect.
So you can see here, we've got our beetle so that you're drawing should match. Now it should look something like mine, and now we've practice. We're going to go ahead and we're going to do it on our canvas.
So if you if you've already got on your canvas and you don't like it, you have any racer. Go ahead and erase it and give it another shot. I'm going to leave this one here so you can see it in case people are trying to redraw. There's
But again, I'm going to find my line. I'm not going to make it as long time because it's just me more for me to cover up
Someone primary want sort of the top of the head to be so let's say here. I know you guys probably can't see that. So just keep this wouldn't mind us reference
I would I would use like Sharpie or something. So you can see it better. But of course, if I use Sharpie on my canvas and be super hard me to cover up with paints. Right. I am going to use my pencil.
And this is a one of the reasons we base cut it ahead of time. A lot of times you just like to paint around it so you can really correct it as you go.
So if you're below got kind of weird or we have lots of extra pencil lines, you can just go back. We didn't mix this color. This is just pure cool so sky and you can touch it up and cover up any kinds of lines when you're back.
Okay, so now we're going to find we want the bottom or beetle to stop. So I'll say right about there where I want mine to be
And we're going to draw our
Round rectangle
This one's a little more technical than we do. A lot of times these Monday paint nights. But I think it's good. I think it's good to sort of stretch your skills and
Try something new. If you're not a big you're not like a really strong drawer, then this is a really good practice for you. So I'm glad that you guys are doing this and taking the time to watch with us and break it down with us.
Everybody's painting along and drawing along
That I'm really glad. A lot of people are intimidated by drawing, but if you can just bring it down to the basic shapes, it really becomes much easier. And you can. You always can no matter what the shape is it can always be broken down into your shapes.
Yeah, you always do a great job at breaking it down.
Just need this whole beetle into ovals. So, I mean,
It just goes to show you any shape and broken down into these your shapes.
overheads oval Thor axes oval next
So we've got our little round rectangle here that we started with her duties to long ovals.
And on top of that.
And I'm really drawing mine kind of hard with my pencil and I want you guys to sort of be able to see it a little bit at home.
But you can draw yours very late. You just snaps that you can see it and we're going to connect those with our little loop there. I'm like really going over my lines. A lot. Just so I I'm hoping you guys can see it a little bit.
So now we are going to find the center of our around rectangle and we're going to draw a oval that connects all the way down to our bottom mark.
Over that goes down.
And then I'm going to try to make it as symmetrical, as I can.
just eyeballing it
And again, if you've got extra pencil lines don't stress, you can just cover right up with Calypso sky later on.
And then we are going to go about half an inch down from our round rectangle and market.
And we're gonna do two scoops that connected into
Our big oval.
And they're going to do our little soups here to connect those sort of rather the two parts of the body are connected
And then we're going to separate sort of our wing area. So on the bottom half where I draw a line separated left and the right.
He's super simple. We're gonna do. Are you that's going to be our pictures later on with paint got. Are you there. Now all we got left is our legs.
So here are the top legs are going to go from where this little middle part. So the round rectangle and the little middle part where those need room to our else going out going upward
And then where the little middle part needs with our bottom half. We're gonna do our little elves going downward
And then again, probably about two thirds of the way down the bottom half of our beetle that our little legs going downward again or little elves.
And that is it to sketch your beetle so hardest part is done. All that's left now is the fun part.
Which is adding all the color and all the fun details. So hopefully that didn't stress you out too much.
Like I said, if there's some areas that you don't like, you can just eat over with Calypso sky, you can change it a little bit as we're adding the color.
Like I said here, this line here. This top half of our overall that was just for the drawing purposes. So if you want, you can go ahead and erase that now.
On or we can just paint over it. Like I said, with Calypso sky later you don't worry about it. Here we're going to cover all been in pain. Anyway, so
So that line. If you have a good eraser, though, you can feel free to erase that line out
Okay, so I kind of want to keep the sketch in the shot, just in case people are still catching up. So I'm going to do it like this. So hopefully you guys can see full Nope.
That's perfect.
Yep. You can see, Greg, you can see both
Case you are behind. I don't want to take that sketch away from you guys.
Okay, so
Now for the fun part.
So we're going to start by painting our triangles. So just to sort of give us a breather those like a little bit stressful to have to draw that beetle. So before we start painting in all like the different brushstrokes and stuff.
I want to do is a little bit of like coloring book style paint by number side we're going to paint in these triangles.
So to get this light color. We are going to mix Calypso sky, which is our background color and already have that on my palate and wicker white. So if you need to put a little more Calypso sky in your palate, feel free to do that now. And you also need, like I said, need to add with a white
So I'm going to use this number eight flat brush got like a half inch flat or even your one inch flat should be fine. We're going to mix worker white
And Calypso sky and I usually start with, like, one part each. So one part worker white one part Calypso sky and then just a little bit kind of see where I want to go from there.
This is silicon kind of dark. I want to put some more white in it.
I want to be pretty pale.
Nice light blue
I like that color.
Again, we're just going to start painting in our triangles.
So again, just a small flat brush, where we
trace their little triangles that we made ourselves shall be very proud. We're just going to paint in those shapes.
Feel free to turn your canvas around. I know a lot of times it's easier for people to turn their cameras around and get a better
On angled airbrushed acted a lot when I'm painting. I usually try not to. When I'm doing tutorials. Just because I don't want to confuse people. But sometimes, sometimes I gotta
I'm just getting up as close to the line as I can. If you were like, wanting to get like really perfect about it. You could even like tape off these lines with some painters tape.
And really get like perfect perfect Chris triangles. But I'm not going that far. Today, we're just going to to go as neatly as we can, following those nice lines that we drew
It's really pretty, just by adding the white how the contrast between the two. The triangle and the background, just with a little bit of white
I'm like a Toronto.
Yeah yeah really pretty.
Your everybody is
Good. No, no.
I'm just gonna, I was just going to compliment you everybody is very excited and saying, what a great teacher, you are
There's a little bit of a delay so it's
More about horrible delay today.
Did you hear me, I thought I everybody. I thought I was on mute my son called to say goodnight. And I was not on here.
I said I was like, what, and then I heard you say something like
Buddy. And I was like, Oh, she thought.
We could
Say, I need to just a real life. It is what it is.
So I was gonna say is, whenever you're doing
Sometimes when I'm doing a painting and I'm just excited about what I'm going to meet you in the foreground. And then I kind of like us. What do I mean the background. I don't even know. And
You can only think of a color that matches. It's a good idea to use the color you already have for the background and then just use a little bit of white to change the
Change the value of it and then you know it's going to match because same color just later.
That's kind of what I did here. I knew it wasn't going to clash. I knew it wasn't going to take away from are pretty colorful bug because it's the same color as the background. It's just as a little bit of detail.
Yeah, I love. That's a great tip. Also, just for any painting that you're doing.
Just recalling by made them yellow or something. They probably would really distract you from like the best part, which is the fun beetle in the middle. So I was trying to make it a little more, a little more subtle.
Sometimes it's hard to pick colors but
It's easy if you just sort of limit your palate. The best you can. That's usually a safe route.
And again, we're just filling in our triangles that we drew with our pencil and we are using Calypso side effects with liquor white
And I just got my my canvas sideways. Now let's make it a little easier for you to paint in these triangles and I'm using my number eight flat brush. I need to mix a little bit more. I think
Again, Alicia sky with a white
You're if you're not I'm super experienced and mixing colors or if it's something that intimidates you a little bit and you don't feel like you're super strong at it.
I always recommend mixing more of a color than you think you'll need because then you don't worry about matching it
And I always just mix way too little and I never have enough. I never have much I need to my
Canvas, but that's okay because even if my colors a little off that doesn't really bother me. I fish think that looks more hand painted in my opinion.
So I try to match it like just now when I needed to make mix a little more of this light blue
I tried to match it as best I can to the first color. And I actually do think I match it pretty well this time. But even if it was a little bit off that really doesn't bother me when I'm painting so
Just something to think about.
Get my sleep in the paint.
Okay, definitely not. First time and it won't be the last.
We're just sort of taking a little breather. Now from the sketching before we go back to our beetle are spilling in this sort of just like a coloring book.
You're using wicker white right Jesse
I'm using black or white. Anyway, it will work though.
Yeah, so people have a question with her weight and titanium white. So I think titanium white is like a color white and a with her weight is a warmer white, if I'm not mistaken.
Exactly. Those are like our to, you know, most common white and the full bar line. And here's exactly right, titanium is a very bright.
Cool way. It's like super, super white. This one, this wicker way. It's a little bit softer and it's a little bit warmer and that's why I prefer for painting. So it just totally depends on what you're doing.
If you want to play just dip it in way if you want like a super, super bright white in your painting, then yeah, go for titanium white, but I just always prefer with your weight.
But either one will work, especially for mixing
That was a good question, though, because a lot of people are like, Well, why does. Why, how are they different, but there's all different kinds of whites in the full Garland, you've got vintage wine and cottage why and
Who are in some of them are yellow or so.
And the land and then you know shades of white
That which is great because like I said, for those of you who are not super experienced in mixing and maybe don't just really don't like mixing color just totally fine folks are literally has every file, you could ever possibly need. So this is, this is the paint for you.
Guys hundreds of colors.
Hundreds and hundreds
I'm always finding new. I mean, I've been using folk art really my whole life and I've been working out flat for several years now, and I still finding new colors like all the time. I'm like, never seen this color before there's popping up for me.
And again, if you wanted to go darker. You can make your triangles darker by adding black or navy blue with the Calypso sky.
Oh yeah, I love that idea of adding the blue that'll just make it a deeper blue. Do you want us to do darker as a great idea.
So when you're done with that you can't hit it with a hair dryer and do a second I need to. But my looks good. It's a little bit wet but I feel like it's going to dry. Nice and opaque.
My brush, nice and clean. I was like to clean my brush super well between callers
Just good habit to get into. Don't leave me in your brush. That's how you get crusty hard brushes really wants that.
Okay, so we've drawn our beetle we've painted in excuse me, our triangles. So now we're going to start adding fun colors to our beetle.
So on my palate. I'm going to grab my baby pink, which is just a light pink color. So if you don't have this
And you have your primary colors at home. I say this a lot. If you've got red, yellow, blue and white at home you can make any color.
You can make all of them. You don't even need black, you can just mix them all together and get a very deep, deep brown. So if you've got your engine read and your wicker way you can totally paint. He totally mix this baby color.
How are we doing here are people
People. Clapping Good.
Yeah, we just had a couple people say can give them a give them the second
I think this one we just got a slower. Start with the drawing that I love that you did the practice. So I think that was good for everybody and gave them time to draw
Yeah, I had a famous was going to go a little bit long because of the
Drawing, but I think
You're gonna be really proud of yourself when you're done because you do it totally yourself wasn't drawn by me. It wasn't a template. It was drawn by you guys, so I think it's really cool.
Palette. And I'm going to go back to this. Like I said, this one that I said we're gonna
Whenever I go tues my number eight flat brush and we're going to paint in I think this is the thorax is what we decided the middle part of our body. So just this middle part here. We're going to paint that with baby pink.
And we're covering up the top of our big oval that I was saying before, so he didn't erase it with an eraser yet, that's fine. We're just covering right up. I didn't erase mine so
Now's your chance.
Is there a reason to use a flat brush and not around brush. Somebody wanted to know. Yeah.
Whatever whenever I'm filling in a color the flat brushes has way better coverage if you're going to use a round brush. We're filling in the gaps. You want to just we're filling in on you would get
Sort of peaks. It would be nice and smooth. In the middle on either side, it would sort of be raised. So the flap Russia doesn't do that. It just gives you a nice smooth stroke. So this one is really more for painting lines and for doing brush work.
And the flat rush brushes are better for just filling in color, which is what we're doing right now or an angled brush really works well to
nice even coat and we are going to paint details on top of this. So if it's like a little if you see the blue coming through a little bit. It's always hard to cover up one color with another
That's okay because we're going to paint details on top and it's going to distract from that and you won't really see it. It's a little bit streaky
But it's as really good coverage. So you can see mine. There's no blue coming through. And again, I mean, that was my number eight flat brush the tiny little flat brush.
Then I clean my brush off.
So now I'm going to add to my palate. I'm going to, I'm going to go nice and slow, but I am going to put on my palate engine red and fire coral.
So this is just any red will work for this one for engine read and then fire portal is a really pretty color be don't have fire coral at home you can mix engine red wicker way and put a tiny bit of your daybreak, or your yellow color into it, you should get a really similar color.
So all we've done so far, like I said, is we just painted in that middle part with our baby pink. And now we're gonna do a little bit of mixing
So I'm going to grow. I still have my number eight flat rock. We're going to be using the sky quite a bit and I'm going to mix one part and you can read
And one part fire coral.
We're going to mix that up and we're going to get that really great orange EP color that is most of our people.
Now, a little bit of red and I want to be a little bit brighter.
Okay, so all I did was one part I'm read and one part firewall and start and then I ended up going back and adding a little bit more engine, right.
So we're going to do with this is we are going to start painting on the head of our beetle. So this part here. We did our little skinny.
ovals. We're going to paint that area in with this color that we just mixed
And again, I'm still using my number eight flat brush and I'm using the edge of the brush to get into some of the details because it's a little bit of an interesting shape. It's not just a perfect circle or square or anything like that.
But I'm just using the edge of my brush follow those lines as best I can. And it's okay if it overlaps. I'm your light pink area because you want to look at connected. You want to look like it's
It's, you know, part of the same bug. You don't want them to be floating away from each other. So it's okay if they overlap a little bit
And what color is red and the baby pink to get the coral. If you don't have that.
Yeah, you can mix.
white and yellow.
So red, white and yellow basically
And you can adjust from there.
So all we did was we mixed
This nice color for what we did was mix our fire coral and engine red. We just painted the head using a number eight flat brush and now we're going to go ahead and we're going to paint this big area of our beetle to
So the sort of our wing area we're going to fill that in with this reddish color too.
And we are going to paint over this line. So you might be saying, well, why do we draw the line. We're just going to teach over it and we just wanted to make sure we could see
Where the winds are separated. So we're going to paint that back in, but we are going to paint right over the line for now.
Again, I'm choosing the number eight flat brash and repeating in this reddish color that we just mixed
Yes, we're calling it a body reading coral for the body.
Writing coral for the body.
The body body thorax.
Stomach, but
entomology is very trendy right now. It's very popular. This year, but clearly here and I have not been paying attention, because we don't even know the names of the parts of a beetle.
But you're the one Jesse made these amazing bugs out of cardboard, the share also see you been like all up in the bugs.
I really have been obsessed with blogs to see. I don't know why butterflies Beatles album.
Which is great because they're like really popular right now they're all over Pinterest and Etsy. Everybody's obsessive etymology, so have good timing.
So again, all we've done is up to the head and we painted the bottom half of our eagle.
Was spilled my water.
Or not.
I just took my water couple of Renzo Piano didn't get on and
Always something. Okay.
The bottom half. And now we are also going to paint in that little middle section, too. Thanks. JOHN
Please eat and drink your paint water.
Through definitely has happened before.
Okay, so you just painted that little middle section there. And that is all we're going to paint for now with this color.
Nine. Go ahead and clean my brush off.
So you got a hair dryer in front of you, you might want to go ahead and hit it with a hair dryer now.
Because when we start painting some details on top. If not, you can sit in front of a fan or even fans and paper on it, just to get your dry a little bit more quickly.
If it's a little bit wet, you can go ahead and start painting right on top. Well, you don't want it to be super wet because when you paint on top of super wet paint.
Instead of adding paint, you're basically going to be wiping up the wet paint that's already there and you're just going to expose the canvas. So it's always best to paint on top of Dr. Pete. This a little again a little tip. So I'm going to dry my right now.
He's drawing you can paint the sides of your canvas.
If you have time
No problem doing that. Yeah.
I would say this. I never paint besides mechanics till after because I don't want to get my table messy because I don't cut paper down
So if I were tried to do this, I would end up getting like blue lines blue marks all over, but you can feel free to eat them. Now I just always wait till later just because I'm meter that way.
Okay, so we've got our bottom half painted. So the next thing we're gonna do is we're going to grab
We've got, I've got baby pink on my palette already so that's just the, the light pink color we have you don't have it. Just mix red and white.
And I'm going to grab my number five round brush so it's kind of like a lion or brush so any sort of small to medium round brush your have a work fine for this.
And again, if you need to add baby pinks, you're probably go ahead and do that now. But I've already got it on there.
We gotta let my brush and then take most of the water out and I just wanted to be kind of soft while I'm doing this reading some brushwork now.
So I'm going to pick up a little bit of baby pink on my brush. Hopefully you can see there's hardly any pink on there. I just have it on like the top third of the bristles just hardly any paint. You really don't need very much meat. When you're painting. You'd be surprised.
And so like I said, we're going to go ahead and we're going to draw that line in. So this line that separates the two wings on our Beatles body for to go ahead and we're going to
Paint that back in. So we're going to start by finding the center. Just very lightly sort of marking it so we know where one our line to go
So I find it easier you can do with your pencil, if you wanted to, but I think you can do with your paintbrush. So again, baby paint in our number five round brush and we're just painting back in that line and just marking it gently now so I know where I want it to go.
And now we're going to fill it in. So we're going to follow it up to these curves here you can see here, it sort of goes up into like a why shape to really
Outline and distinguish those wings. So I'm going to follow it. Now I'm going to put a little more pressure down because I want a nice
Right clean line. Now we're gonna go over the line that we just painted in gently. And again, we're just using very not very much pressure. We're reaching the very tip of our brush, hardly any paint on it.
And then at the bottom. We're going to do a little while to to separate the wings at the bottom, just going right up to the edge and then splitting off and sort of like a
wishbone or something.
That's really just going to help distinguish the wings distinguish those details.
So once you've done that, we're going to keep with our liner brush, our number eight round or I'm sorry, not number eight. Number five round brush and our baby paint and we're going to paint in our, our little
Horns up here.
I don't know.
So we're going to paint those in just that you shape that we do with our pencil going to cover it up now with the Pete. And again, we've still got baby pink. We still got our little round brush.
To paint those and we're going to kind of sticking them on the sides. So the sides we want thicker ready to leave the bottom part of our you then.
Decide, we want to make them kind of fat.
Again, I'm just pulling that line out to make it a fad or line.
pulling it out into the center. So it's a little thicker.
You can even draw your little pincher details on them. So it kind of got like it's almost like little. It looks almost like antlers. To me, when you're painting them the way that antlers are they sort of go like
You see that and then they pull in like that.
That makes sense. Can you see that at all. You can do that at all. They're kind of like this, so like a uh you and then they go in like that. Like I said, kind of like antlers do. So that's kind of how we're going to paint these little horns and his little pictures.
So just a couple little lines on either side, looking like antlers, a little bit.
Just to give it some detail.
Because that's what they look like.
I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to actually I'm gonna keep this brush getting ahead of myself.
So we have just a couple more little details to add with our pink with our baby pink. So we're going to draw this little
line right here. It's kind of like a shine, maybe like a little twinkle to like the bugs wings look shiny. So it's just it's maybe a quarter of an inch to the left of our middle line. And it's kind of a thick line and it's curved at the edges.
So it's curved this way.
All the way down the wing. I'm going to make it a little bit thicker than our middle line.
And to make it bigger. I'm going to press down on my brush a little harder. And that's how we can get a thicker line.
Again doesn't have to be perfect. These are going to be really nice and painterly sort of brushstrokes, so don't stress or they're not perfect because they're not supposed to be.
In our last baby pink Marcus and be at the top. So we're going to stick to the left side again and we're gonna do sort of the same thing. A lot of the areas of our bug are going to be mirrored with each other.
To understand the same thing to the left of center and paint sort of a little curved line there can see they sort of mirror what's happening on the bigger part of the bug.
I'm going to clean my brush off.
So now I'm going to switch to my number eight flat brush same little flat guy that we've been using this whole time. Just the goat. The to go tues that I said we'd be using
And we're going to start putting some of our fire coral details on here. So I'm going to put them on my brush and out of time. Again, don't forget, you don't need a ton of paint to paint. You'd be surprised.
And we are going to paint some details with this color. So let's start with the pink area. So you saw this line that we did here with our skinny brush.
We did these two lines here on the head and the bottom part of our body.
When you do something sort of similar still following sort of the shape of the the bug. So we're going to use on this flat brush and said, I'm going to get a much wider line. So on the left side. Want to follow the shape of the bug.
Now I'll do another one on the right side you can see under sort of like echoing the shape of the sides. Hopefully that makes sense.
Now, do you want in the middle to
They're almost looks sort of like parentheses, and then I didn't extra one in the center.
And then we do the same thing on the bottom one. So we're going to echo the edges of these two wings and again reason the flat part of our brush and we're using fire coral.
And again, our number eight flat rushes tiny, little guy. And we're going to echo. We're not going right up to the edge. We're leaving some space. So we're just sort of echoing the shape of these wings.
And it's fire coral Jesse's using I just put it in the chat.
Yeah, our courses. All right, favorite football colors so fun. Like I use this all the time.
So again, we just did these little parentheses up here. The next one in the middle and then more parentheses down here. Again, just echoing the shape of the beetle. And I just sort of making it we're starting to make it look like it's shiny.
Again, it's really graphic. It's sort of
Illustrated but it's going to look. It's going to look sort of shiny and funky when we're done just sort of implying that it's changing really
Okay, so one more little swipe from sorry to or little swipes with this one.
We're going to echo this little line here and we're going to overlap the pink guy. So we're going to go to the left of it. We're going to overlap in just a little line. They're just quick little brushstrokes, nothing fancy.
And then last but not least, we're going to do a little line in the bottom right corner of the head, there's another little extra guy.
And you can see now it's how it's starting to look like highlights a little bit starting to make our guy look really super shiny which people are super training.
And I'm going to see my brush off.
Hey, so now we've done that we're gonna do a little bit of mixing super simple. Nothing crazy still
Want to pick up some fire coral, which is the color. We just used I've sold the same brush my number eight flap rush someone pick up some fire coral and some baby pink one part each, and we're going to mix it
I like I said, I usually do one part two, one part when I'm mixing and then I kind of go from there.
We get kind of like a medium coral color like a Sam any color, which I really like.
And I always like to wipe the excess paint off when I'm mixing
So now we're going to do some more. We're going to go right on the inside of these fire coral lines and we're going to overlap them. So I'm the body. We're going to overlap these lines.
And this sort of just gives it like a little bit of a gradient effect where it's not blended or anything. Of course, this is super
choppy almost um but it does create in your I like a little bit of like a gradient shiny looking effect.
Already the same thing on the right side overlapping our fire Coraline
Still mimicking that shapes are echoing the shape of the bug.
How we doing Kira
I'm we're good. Everyone's just painting.
I'm just answering some questions privately, but everyone is just I think painting along
So next, we're not put some of our daybreak, which is our yellow color on our palate.
And we're going to do some of our yellow details.
So let me go ahead and I'm going to go back to my round brush. So this is my number five round brush again. What are the two that we've been holding on to
Yeah, I think. Everyone's just trying to get caught up.
Right, yeah. I keep seeing some slow down.
But everybody is happy and loving it, and excited. Everyone's asking about what's next week and with we have more coming up. So we will be here.
Monday nights. This is kind of our standing spot right now so we're so thankful to partner with Michaels, and that they will have us here. So we will be here. I know we have the next three or four planned out so far.
Next week, Kirsten is actually going to be back. And she's going to be teaching a floral landscape so um yeah and then just say will be back again.
As you guys join if he didn't take Pearson's class with her palate my flowers, make sure you do this one because she has a super different
style of painting, but she's also an excellent excellent teacher. She's super talented, so make sure you watch that class, too, because you're going to learn lots of stuff that you wouldn't learn from me because he paints so differently.
Yeah, I love
Both styles for sure.
She's a good friend of mine, she's super nice.
Okay, so let's get back to the painting. So I've got my number five round brush.
And I've got daybreak, which is the yellow color. And we're going to paint some we're going to continue to sort of echo some of the lines. We've already painted orange paint some yellow
So you see this little pink guy, the one of the first lines you painted. That's right. To the left of our center line we're going to overlap him on his left side. So just like this. Again, we're going to mimic that shape.
We're going to overlap him.
On the left side.
We see that feels a little hard to see on camera.
And then we're also going to mimic this middle parentheses that I keep calling it here. We're gonna go on the left side of that one.
Again, we're just really echoing those shapes. We're not doing anything new.
We're just creating some funky value effects.
And then this top guy here we've got these two lines here. I'm going to echo him all the way to the left or yellow
And then on the top right of our head number we did this little line on the bottom left. We're going to do the same thing, but on the top right, or yellow is painting a little curve line follow the edge.
And then do the same thing for this middle on the bottom right.
You can sort of see to like you can get creative with it. You don't have to do the exact same I should have said this earlier.
You don't have to do the exact same lines that I'm doing this is sort of what came into my head when I was painting it
The first time just when I was trying to make it look shiny and trying to make it look super graphic.
But if you feel like you want to. Oh yo I'm left side, go for it. It does not need something exactly like mine, make it yours. Make it how you think that you're a beetle should look I really encourage you to do that.
And then the last yellow mark. We're going to do pretty go down the bottom right of this little wing here, I'm ready to sort of highlight that shape there because I just think it's a really cool little shape. And I just want to
Bring it to light a little we're gonna highlight that shape down there.
And that's it for our yellow
So you guys, we're getting towards the end here.
We are getting to the last color. There's only one color that we haven't touched yet my supply list and that is our teal to go ahead and put some to on your palate.
And these are going to be some of the last details we do, we're going to paint, obviously we're painting the legs and our little antenna, but we're also going to paint some details and that's going to be it for this fetal so we're coming to an end soon.
So here we've got teal and we've got our number five round brush.
And let's start by painting on over the lines that we drew for our leg. So we're going to do right now we've got our tiny round brush. We're just going to follow those lines. So we can remember where they are.
Paint over those lines. We're not doing anything to them yet. You can see they look really different from these are just painting all the lines so we can better see them.
We're not adding any details yet.
Just painting over our pencil line just get those covered up so we can be done with it. We shouldn't. After this we shouldn't have any more pencil left. If we do, we can just covered up with their background color.
No problemo
And I've got teal and my number five round brush.
I'm just painting over my leg lines.
So the next thing we're going to do is, I still haven't same color. The same brush. I'm going to go to my two top legs on either side.
And I'm just going to stick in them. So it kind of like we did for our little pinchers up here. Remember week sort of picking the left and right side. We're gonna do the same thing for our legs up there.
So I'm just going to start to make that line wider because I want those legs to be thicker than that because they're pretty chunky in real life.
And I'm just sort of putting more pressure on my brush to make a thicker line.
And I knew the same thing. I'm on the bottom, legs, but only for these little top parts so like I know this is not right. But, like, kind of like they're like thighs almost
Only for these top parts of the legs. We're going to make those bigger I keep looking at that john every time I say something wrong, because I know he's gonna laugh at me.
It's like the little bug. SIGHS
Yeah, exactly. I
It would be the size. So that's what we're
Totally that buys and you can make them as big as you want.
However you want your beetle files to be is how you can make them.
So now we've done that, we're going to add a little bit of details these top um legs. So again, still same brushing color. We want to create sort of a number one, you're a little new to draw oceans like this.
We're going to go back to that we're going to use that same sort of line and we're going to do that very subtly down the right side of the leg just from so you can see it on the edge.
So hopefully you can see that I'll hold it up. So it's like those old oceans used to paint when you're a little and we get it really subtly on the outside edge of that leg, just so you can see the texture of it.
Pretty the same thing on the left side.
really subtle.
This is kind of like they have like he's really tiny mini spikes on their legs and I look just like that.
So now I'm going to go ahead and finish up these legs while we're here, we're going to take the very tip of our brush.
And we're going to extend them up and just make them a little bit longer just a little swoosh out to the right and then we're going to mirror it over here out to the left.
Jesse. What's your favorite insect. People want to know.
favorite insect.
That's a great question.
I really like beetles, I guess.
That's tough. I like caterpillars. I've always been a fan of caterpillar is not an ally. There's so many different kinds and they're so funny looking to me and I just create a
New one out.
Three butterflies.
Better for some reason I've always had, I've never liked butterflies and I honestly don't know why, but I've always had sort of like just like a distaste for butterfly.
Finding this year, like with the whole entomology theme and I'm seeing so many different beautiful butterflies and different artwork that's butterflies and they honestly really are growing on me. I'm thinking about
New things and butterflies, because I'm just really always had just like I haven't liked them. I don't know why but butterflies. I'm really into butterflies. This year, so maybe that's why, like, I don't know, John's laughing at me.
It's really funny because everybody's been asking for a butterfly and I feel like butterflies like probably ladybugs and butterflies are probably like the most popular insects.
No, I don't know what it is like I've never, I just never liked butterflies. I see a floral shirt. And I'm like, has butterflies in it. I don't know what, maybe like I honestly don't know. But there really are going on yeah i think i think they're super beautiful
Fireflies that might be my favorite to sue just said that that's a great
Memory of it. It's like the
Nostalgia fire.
Yes, I love that.
About caterpillar's
Okay. All right, back to the painting. Great question.
Okay, so we're going to extend these legs out so we just sort of extended them up. We just made them a little bit of a skinny part of the top of those. You can see here how we did it in this painting to
So now for these. We are going to just how we did our little I said that kind of reminded me of antlers. These little Pinterest and talk. Remember how we did that. Sorry I threw away my napkin that had it we drew them like this to look like antlers and they sort of came down
We're gonna do something similar to that. That's a really bad drawing, but just to give you the idea or do something similar to that on these legs but going outwards. So kind of like this.
Something you see that
The same time, the left side going outwards just really thin little whooshes
And this is creating these little like spikes and stuff at the Beatles have on their legs.
Do the same thing on the bottom two. So we're going to go ahead, while we're at it, where's me the same thing on our bottom legs to
Okay, so now we're going to extend these legs a little bit. So for this one I'm going to show you my palate. I'm going to practice a little
I'm going to extend these legs and I'm going to make this little sort of bumpy line by applying pressure and then removing it and then applying pressure and then removing it.
So if you're not sure what I need here. I'm going to show you. I'm just going to press down a little bit and then pull up, press now pull up, press down, pull up, press pound pull up
So hopefully you can see how I did that I didn't sound very much. They don't want it to be.
Super long. It is like dots. Yes, I'm going to press down and pull up and I'm making the line as I go. I'm dragging my brushes. I go
Press down, pull up, press I'll pull up, press on pull up, it's going to do that. And we're just going to literally extend them out using that little technique. So press down, pull up restaurant pull up
Once a full time is by getting home.
Press home pull up, pull up
This you a few of those to sort of extend it, and we don't want to just have straight lines. That's not how the bugs legs look they're sort of their super texture may have all different tiny little parts and pieces, sort of, sort of trying to
To make that on our painting.
Nowadays, in the on the bottom. We're going to sort of go outwards with them know
To the right.
To the left
Like the little bugs feet.
Now we are going to draw some antenna. So now we're like super awesome at drawing all these little lines and drawing all these different little arms and legs. We're just going to freehand the antennas so
Right where the Pinterest meet the head. We're going to go straight out to the right and straight out to the left.
And right to go up to the right and up to the left are going to use our little like I keep saying, I know this is my little antler technique and we're going to create some little lines on the inside of this one. It's a little sushi is on the inside.
Not sort of how they look to me anyway.
So your own little beautiful illustration
So now we're going to add some of these teal details using same brush, we're not putting our brush down to
The inside of our bug, because whenever I use colors like this. I like to make sure that it's not just in one place you kind of want to have
If you're going to have green legs, you should have some green on the inside of your book just for unity sake, just to make your, your painting look finished.
And it looks kind of unfinished right now, in my opinion, but once we add the teal to the inside of the bug. It's really going to start to come come together.
Okay, so we're just going to add some little almost like shadows and highlights a little bit. So we're going to add some I guess they're really more shadows because they're darker than our red. So just some little accent details.
We're going to overlap the very top part of our bugs head right over the paint with a little detail of green of that teal color.
And then we're also going to sort of shadow underneath the head, but we're going to make it in sort of a swooping shape. You see how that looks to show my palate. It kind of is like this sort of shape.
We're going to really exaggerate that shape, kind of like a toothpaste or something. That's how to face looks to me.
Like, just like this.
We're going to go right we're overlapping that dark coral color and the light pink color. We're going right between them.
And we do the same thing for beneath this part but nice the light pink part
This is sort of make these areas pop
And now we're going to echo this little pink line that we drew where it went up to the left and up to the right of sort of with this why sort of shape. We're just going to go right above that pink color and sort of echo that, to give it even more detail.
And they're going to do the same thing beneath the pink line on the bottom.
Super simple.
Sunday. Next, they were to do. We're going to go back to our pink middle part. And now we're those parentheses, we drew
With our coral color for do the same thing, but a few more of them. And we're going to use our skinny brush. They're going to be a little bit darker and a little bit thinner.
Mr. On the left, and I'm doing my parentheses really skinny right over all the colors just what kind of layering and I do my parentheses on this side. And I'm going to keep going. They're pretty close together, just using the very tip of my brush painting my parentheses.
And again, and not really parentheses, but just kind of reminds me of that shape.
Until you get to the middle.
And not just sort of creates a really fun texture and it looks like it may be. It's like sort of bumped me there on though. I think it's really cool.
So our last detail for our bug painting is going to be these funky shapes here on the right. So they're kind of initial shape of an eye.
Or like a sunflower seed, maybe they're just going down this big part sort of fill in this red area here. We're going to paint these just like sort of a line of these I shapes.
So in case you can't see it on my on painting. I'll show you here.
It's an eye shape. Just like that. Just how you think and I would look
Trying to do that all the way down and sort of just the width of that read just to fill in that area.
As many as you can fit so it may not be the scene and not that I do, but just enough where their space evenly and it fills up that area. Maybe it's for maybe it's seven. It depends on how big your beetle is
And how big the I shapes are able to fit five on nine. You can see here I had six. So it really doesn't matter.
And now we're going to fill them in with our brush and they're solid teal
So once you do that, you can go ahead and use your number five brush and your teal to go ahead and sign your painting because that is it for our modern beetle.
Sorry, when a little over tonight. Guys, but
I hope that you guys are really proud of what you painted because whatever is on your canvas. You do that by hand yourself. It was not drawn by me. It was not from a template, whatever. You did, you did on your own. And I think she's super proud of that.
So that's it, that's it for our beetle.
All right, I'm gonna
I'm going to give pain to everybody.
knew she could all come here paint the bus.
And we say, now I know I love it.
I'm it's funny, we used to do these classes with audiences like in our studio here before.
That happened this year. Yeah.
Everybody's like, whether you worked in sales or accounting or the ability to mute all together. It was a blast. Yeah.
Yeah. Now we're not even in the same room.
As weird
Right, right. Um, and
I hope I don't butcher this Sunita D.
Soon as I can't see you on here but to Neta D.
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