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Open Studio LIVE! Whimsical Faces!

It’s time for another Open Studio LIVE! This time we’re drawing faces – cute, easy, fun and whimiscal!

Open Studio LIVE! is a fun event where we create together: I open my studio and create right along with you. Because we’re live, you have the chance to ask questions and there’s always the element of surprise if something doesn’t go as expected.

If you can’t make it to the live session it’ll be available for a limited time in replay before it expires. Once it expires, there will be an expanded version, with bonus material and additional camera views, available in the shop.

Come create with me: we’ll be gathering in my studio on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 2 PM EDT on YouTube to draw whimsical faces so mark your calendar, I’d love to see you there!

Let’s Draw Whimsical Faces – Open Studio LIVE!  Materials and Supplies

These are the materials and supplies I use but you can use what you have on hand. Try to choose at least two different media to make them so you can get a feel for the process.

Paper: Any medium to heavy weight paper that will accept some water for blending – I used Arteza 9×12 Watercolor Paper https://amzn.to/3fSU9Zc

Dry media/mark making tools: I’m using a General’s extra soft charcoal pencil (https://amzn.to/30BA4QB ) and Stabilo CarbOthello Chalk pencils (https://amzn.to/2CZrliS . Use any soft, blendable dry media that lays down a lot of material

Water blendable media/mark making tools: I’ve got a General’s Sketch & Wash graphite pencil (https://amzn.to/2ZTw9j7 ) and a gray Tombow marker (https://amzn.to/2OOjxDC ). Again, any water activated media will work fine.

Brush for blending: I like the Neptune brand synthetic watercolor brushes (https://amzn.to/2CCJrYk ) but as long as your brush holds enough water to blend well, that’s all you need.

Water container: of course anything will do but I have and use this nifty foldable one (https://amzn.to/3fSxmwB ) – it’s handy to have. And, if you’re feeling saucy, try the “Paint Water” mug in the AJfB shop (https://artjournalingforbeginners.com/index.php/product/paint-water-mug/ ).

White eraser: I use, and love, the Pentel Clic eraser (https://amzn.to/2CVhavS ), just be sure that the one you use erases cleanly. Sash or dusting brush: any clean larger flat paintbrush will work. I use inexpensive bristle chip brushes (https://amzn.to/30BIEPj ).