Hi Celtic Collective member!! I feel like it's "our month!" Don't you?!
Time for the witches, good and bad, ugly and gorgeous to pull out their broomsticks and fly into the night...
By popular demand, it was requested that Lucy and I provide some sexy witches for our October's lessons to get us into the Halloween spirit.
We were more than happy to deliver!!
This month, your art lessons can be appropriately found in the Spell Casters classroom.
*All product links are affiliate & for U.S. residents only.*
If you've been following me (Karen) on YouTube lately, you might recognize my Sexy Manga Witch project from the background of a book review video I did a few weeks ago on How to Draw Anime & Manga for Beginners.
Here's that video in case you're interested and missed it...
If Manga or Anima are styles you're interested in learning, this book is all ya need to get started. It has amazing step-by-step instruction and breaks each project down into simple steps. I used one of the drawing projects in this book as the inspiration for today's lesson, then added my own twist, watercolor, gouache and posca pens to bring her to life.
I hope you enjoy!
As always- use whatever you have and love, here's what I used...
Super cheap mechanical pencil set https://amzn.to/3OW5YBL
Canson watercolor paper 12" x 18" https://amzn.to/44eOqVN
Prima Watercolors Essence Set https://amzn.to/454WM3D
Polina Bright Watercolor Brushes Round no. 1 and Mop no.3 and rigger (free with Dream or Mop set actually!) https://www.polinabright.com/karencampbell and use coupon code KARENCAMPBELL to save 10% off your order
Turner Gouache White https://amzn.to/36XZ8bq
Turner's Designer Gouache in CARMINE https://amzn.to/3KKwFGV
Turner's Designer Gouache in NIGHT BLUE https://amzn.to/3P06e2u
Turner's Designer Gouache in DEEP VIOLET https://amzn.to/3shI7DK
LIQUITEX Bright Aqua Green https://amzn.to/3KMcGrp (USE THIS INSTEAD OF STARTING THE PUFFY PAINT PART IN TURQUOISE).
Posca Pens in Black and White https://amzn.to/3OZfKDg
Circle Template https://amzn.to/3QwtxAt
Ready to start this 2-Hour Lesson? Let's get to it!!
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How adorable is Lucys Woodland Witch?! I can't even!!
She's got this innocent look to her, but at the same time looks like she knows WAY more than she lets on...
Lucy included a template of her drawing in case you'd like to focus more on your painting skills today, so look for that inside the classroom.
As always, use whatever you have and love, here's what Lucy used...
Ready to get started?
I don't know how, but this lesson is ONLY a wee bit longer than an hour! (Did ya like how I worked the word "wee" into a normal sentence?! Love ya Lucy!!) She's a magician!!
Ready to give your watercolors a break and dive into the world of markers? Let's do it! Instead of doing this drawing from scratch, we'll be outling from our reference image and transferring that to a sheet of Bristol or cardstock to focus on our coloring skills.
?If you've never worked with alcohol markers before, you can totally try this project because it's all step-by-step, but it might help you feel more comfortable to do some SUPER simple florals with markers as a warm up before diving into a face.
CLICK HERE to access these two projects in the Maidens Classroom.
?If you feel like you want a little more practice on a simpler face project before starting the Sexy Sorceress, this one is awesome.
?You can also dive into your FREE ebook of Skin Tone Secrets to try any one of these easy coloring projects as a warm up or for extra alcohol marker practice after the Sexy Sorceress lesson.
?If you're already comfy with alcohol markers, let's get into today's NEW Sexy Sorceress! For this project I'm mainly working with alcohol markers from my fave Ohuhu Skin Tones set for the face part of the project: https://amzn.to/3XphRmx
Feel free to use ANY alcohol markers you have for this project.
I think I've tried all the brands, even alcohol markers from the dollar store with NO brand name! LOL. One of the biggest things I learned from all that research is that an alcohol marker is an alcohol marker, regardless of brand.
They can be used interchangeably in projects - or you can stick to your own favorite brands based on your own personal preference. My favorite brands are Copic, Ohuhu, and ArtBeek. As you'll see in today's project - I'm using shades from all three brands, maybe even more!
You use whatever you have and love.
Here's what else I used...
(You can also use this cheaper cardstock alternative by Hammermill)
Molotow Fineliners set https://amzn.to/3Bp41GF0
Fineliners like these are very affordable and a better option than Sharpies (which should not be used with alcohol markers) https://amzn.to/3DKH0i8
Tons of fun purple, reds a black and grey from ArtBeeks and Copics for color.
I used this for the earrings
Spectrum Noir Metallic Marker in Gold https://amzn.to/3Z5yXqm
For the highlights and sparkles, I used a 1.0 Sakura Gelly Roll from this set: https://amzn.to/3YZ1Jc1
Transfer paper: Black Carbon transfer paper: https://amzn.to/3ajeau0
Ready to start this UNDER 30-minute lesson?
You are correct, it's WAY faster to work with markers!
I can't get over how gorgeous THIS witchy woman is!! Lucy's portraits in any medium are next-level. And if you're already wondering about the gold- YES, it IS gold leaf (by member request!).
Just like her other lesson this month, Lucy included a template so you can skip over the drawing part and dive right into painting if you prefer.
She told me the gold leaf was a bit of a "faff," which in American English means "an overly complicated task, possible waste of time," (according to google!). LOL. She said she might have preferred simply using gold gouache here - but she knew members wanted to learn how to work with gold leaf, so into the lesson it went!
If you don't have gold leaf, you can totally try substituting gold ink or gouache for a similar effect.
As always, use what you have and love, here's what Lucy used...
Ready to go? You're gonna LOVE this 1-hour lesson!
Not in the Mood for Sexy Witches?
No problem! There are SO many more projects inside the club just dying for you to try them :) Feel free to check out the Latest Lessons Classroom if you didn't get a chance to do our September Fairies in Jars projects. Just look at how many of these gorgeous girlies are flying around in the Facebook Group!! Soooo fun!!
Find your Fairy in Jars lessons in the Latest Lessons Classroom!
What Else is Comin' Up!
I know there are a LOT of days coming up with me out of the office between family visiting and Lucy and I hosting the upcoming retreat. While we are not able to do a LIVE members-only podcast this month on the 21st, you WILL be getting an extra special lesson just for fun:)
In addition... please take note of our EXTRA LIVE Draw Along event scheduled for Halloween!! We're so excited for that and hope so much that you can join us :)
Welcome!! The last thing we want is for you to feel overwhelmed.
❤️️This is everything you need to get started.❤️️
Have a wonderful week!!
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor