New Watercolor Clip Art Available

Add these gorgeous hand painted elements to create your own unique item!

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Clipart is also perfect for:
* Printed Paper Products
* Scrapbooking ideas
* Stickers
* Magnets
* Wedding Invitations and another invite cards
* Wedding decorations
* Jewelry,
* Web Design, blogs design
* Business Cards
* Party Tags, Cake Toppers, Invitations
* T-Shirt and Button Design
* Cake Toppers
* Classroom decorations and activities
The possibilities are endless!

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Turning #inktober sketches into color

I fell in love with some of my #inktober character sketches and decided to add color to a few of them.

For these I used an old sketchbook that had layers of paper ephemera layers with a top coat of gesso. I used a carbon copy sheet and transferred my #inktober sketch onto the gesso page…pressing very lightly. Then I added chalk pastel.

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#inktober day 12-31

Phew!!! Inktober has ended!

I had such fun creating the recipe illustration and children’s character sketches all month long, but it was a lot of work. I only got behind twice. Because I had a theme and assigned days for each type of drawing I found it easier to stay focused. It wasn’t about finding inspiration, but rather pulling out one of my recipes or finding a cute kid photo to use as a reference. I gave myself the freedom to try different techniques and inks for the recipes, but the character sketches were always done in black ink with pink cheeks.

Below are illustrations for days 12-31…

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#inktober day 1 – 11

When I decided to participate in #inktober2016 this year I knew I needed to create a consistent theme and a time limit, otherwise my perfectionism would step in and I’d spend countless hours on a daily challenge.

I’ve been wanted to illustrate my recipes so I can make a book for each of my kids, but I also wanted to work on daily character sketches, so I decided to switch between the two every other day. The recipe illustrations take about an hour to draw, scan and apply watercolor texture in Photoshop, while the character sketches take about 30 minutes to sketch in ink.

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1,000 Tangles, Patterns and Doodled Designs – New Book

1,000 Tangles, Patterns & Doodled Designs combines hundreds of tangling, illustration, and doodling patterns and designs into one all-encompassing guidebook. Filled with inspirational designs, patterns, borders, flourishes, doodles, tangles, and more, this creative resource explores hundreds of ideas for tangling and doodling enthusiasts to learn and model. From basic tangles to stylized letters and numbers, the variety of patterns and designs seems virtually endless. Throughout the book, practical tips and step-by-step lessons help artists perfect their skills, while blank templates can be copied or scanned to use over and over again. A nonstop compendium of doodling tips and tangling techniques, 1,000 Tangles, Patterns & Doodled Designs is a complete resource for doodling enthusiasts and a tangler’s dream come true.

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“Wisdom” Illustration for #IllustrationFriday

This week’s illustration prompt was WISDOM. Right away I knew I wanted to draw a women standing by the ocean and have her shadows be versions of her younger selves. I wanted the shadows to represent how we gain wisdom as we age. I decided the best way to do this would be to create a digital collage. I used a photograph of the ocean I took many years ago at Cannon Beach, Oregon. I hand painted the woman in Photoshop and then used copy-right free silhouettes from Pixabay as the shadows.

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Wisdom by Heidi Cogdill

Dragon Illustration for Illustration Friday

Last night I finished my dragon illustration just in the nick of time! I had limited time, so I set a time limit of an hour to sketch and then digitally illustrate. When I hit that hour mark I had the illustration done, but I probably could have spent another hour or two tweaking, adding more shading and textures, but instead I finished up and submitted the illustration to #IllustrationFriday.

Click here to check out the other entries for this week.

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Digital Download Coloring Pages Now Available

I’ve always been a big coloring book fanatic. Even as an adult I’ve always had stacks of coloring books around. So needless to say, I was thrilled when adult coloring books became so popular. I’ve been asked by many to turn my illustrations into coloring pages, so that’s exactly what I’ve been working on.

Adult coloring offers hours of relaxation and helps to de-stress. Coloring is an amazing form of art therapy that is good for all ages.

These coloring pages are hand-drawn and then made into a high-resolution image.

For best results print on the correct paper medium. Card stock, matte paper or Bristol paper is best for use with pencils, crayons, gel pens and markers. Watercolor paper is best for use with watercolor, although Bristol paper can handle a bit of watercolor as well.

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