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How to Draw Mascha Feoktistova with Colored Pencils

If you are from the Netherlands, Mascha Feoktistova should be a familiar name. In the year 2007, Mascha launched Beautygloss, a blog which talks about makeup and beauty products. She has won multiple awards for her accomplishments as a blogger and an entrepreneur. Well, that’s just for your knowledge. Let’s get back to the topic – how to draw  Mascha Feoktistova with colored pencils. If you use colored pencils to draw, you should follow Emmy as she does this beautifully.

She starts with the eyes while creating an outline of the face. Then she moves on to the nose and draws the cheeks. She does the lips and the teeth and the chin. The way she draws the hair looks great.

Finally, she creates a picture that looks as real as Mascha Feoktistova herself. Follow Emmy and learn to draw it yourself.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

How to Draw Eye-Catching Botanical Doodle

What’s your favorite hobby? For many people, it’s drawing botanical doodle in different styles and patterns. Botanical doodle, at the very first glance, looks complex and detailed. But focus on the pattern for sometime, and you may be able to identify the simple process behind the pattern. That’s why drawing botanical doodle doesn’t require any specific skill or talent.

Botanical doodle is just one aspect or part of Zentangle Art. If the term Zentangle sounds new to you, just think of it as an art form which can provide you relaxation, focus, mindfulness and so much more.

When Zentangle was first introduced by Maria and Rick, people thought it was just another art form – like many others. And Maria and Rick themselves didn’t know that this art form was soon to become a craze. They created the entire Zentangle Method so that others could practice it for multiple benefits.

Different People Use Zentangle to Fulfill Different Purposes

Today, hundreds of thousands of people are using Zentangle to achieve a wide range of purposes or goals. For example, some people draw Zentangle patterns to boost their creative skills. Some people use it to create unique designs that can be applied to jewelry and textile. But whatever purpose you use Zentangle for, there are some benefits that are common to all people.

Key benefits of Zentangling include:

> Quick access to mindfulness
> Relaxation
> Brainstorming
> Problem solving
> Team building
> Stress relief
> Non-verbal journalling
> Therapy

You’ll not become aware to the many benefits that Zentangle offers unless you start practicing this art yourself.

Creating Zentangle patterns is inspiring both for you and those who look at your work of art. Whether or not you are an artist, you can check out a couple of tutorials, understand the concept and start creating your own unique Zentangle or Zendoodle patterns. You can collect your work and share it with others. Even if you Zentangle once a day, you’ll get plenty of benefits.

Zentangle Suits Every Age Group

The use of Zentangle isn’t limited to a particular age group. The art form can be enjoyed equally by adults and kids. In fact, Zentangle is extremely therapeutic for kids with mental illness. It can teach them self-control, make them more disciplined and relax their minds as well. After you have finished drawing a Zentangle pattern, you’ll feel more confident about who you are. It gives you an opportunity to rediscover yourself, gain peace and enjoy life.

Botanical doodle comes in different styles and patterns. If you always wanted to create Botanical doodle that would immediately attract everybody’s attention, here’s a video that shows you how to do exactly that.

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how to draw a realistic eye with faber castell graphite pencils

How to Draw a Natural Looking Eye with Graphite Pencils

You may have drawn an eye with graphite pencils. But can you draw an eye that looks as good as a natural eye? It takes skills and practice to do that. Emmy knows how to draw a realistic eye with graphite pencils. She has her own style, and is always willing to share what she has learnt over the years.

In this video tutorial, Emmy starts with a pre-drawn sketch of the eye. She fills in the pupil and draws lightly in the begining. She says you can always add layers later to make it darker. She also suggests that you should not press the pencil too hard while drawing because it will make erasing difficult later, if need be. After shading the pupil, she fills in the details of iris. It’s interesting to see how she uses a blending stump to blend layers. Finally, she creates a beautiful, realistic eye.

Watch the video now to learn how Emmy does it.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell graphite pencils 2h-8b,CretaColor nero black, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Kneaded eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm, Blending stump and soft tissue]

drawing a double exposure portrait with colored pencils

How to Draw a Double Exposure Portrait Using Colored Pencils

Do you like double exposure portraits? If you like them just too much, what about drawing one yourself – using colored pencils? A double exposure portrait is actually a combination of two pictures to create something striking. Usually, these portraits present a dream-like state.

Emmy Kalia, an accomplished artist from the Netherlands, knows really well how to draw one of these portraits.

If you are interested, you should follow Emmy as she goes on to create a wonderful double exposure portrait in this tutorial. She starts with a primary outline, draws the eyes, colors the skin and creates some trees. The hair strokes are amazing and the finalized portrait will simply blow your mind.

Watch the video now to believe it!

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

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FB Coloring Groups

Hi,

I’m Andrea from Inkovator and you are the reason I’m here!

My team and I set our daily goal to make this world a bit brighter, a bit easier and a bit more joyful than yesterday and coloring has quickly become our favorite way to achieve this.

We love coloring and we love to help more reap the benefits from coloring.

That’s why we ask questions.

By taking a moment to fill in this survey, you allow us to develop programs and opportunities to make coloring more accessible to a broader public.

Thank you for taking a moment to fill in this survey.

andrea wood schmitz sig

 

 

Grown Up Coloring Book Christmas Bonanza

On Dec. 7, 2015, Inkovator had the privilege to host the first ever Grown Up Coloring Book Christmas Bonanza with a total of 12 amazing coloring book artists.

It was a 12 hour FB event and free for all our guests.  Loads of fun games, give-aways and surprises and over all a blast for both colorists and artists alike!

And a fantastic turn out of 1140 guests through-out the day, truly an event which brought colorists from around the globe together and bridged the gap between artist and colorer.

Thank you to the following artists for making this such a grand kick off to Coloring Book Bonanzas with Inkovator:

We had so much fun that we decided to repeat these events more often in the new year!

If you want to stay in the loop, why not sign up to get notified of our upcoming events?  Click here (the image or the words “Click here”):

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