Drawing a Vase

I’ve been wanting to try and ‘master’ the impression of transparency on a doodle. And I think I may have done it. Woohoo!! But after a few attempts. The images below were created on PicsArt Color. I think of the three Apps I mentioned in my piece Digital Doodling for Beginners, PicsArt Color is probably my favourite.

First came a Mug

This was my first attempt at a glass item. It didn’t work, as you can see. The first band was intended to be a water level. But no. So instead of discarding it I decided to turn it into a colourful mug, with some accents of water.

A mug of water
A type of mug. Well, I’m sticking with that!

Next, I’m not sure

This was my second attempt. I think if I had used the lighter blue for the whole doodle, it might have worked. But I didn’t warm to it. It looks a bit clinical.

A glass vase
Not sure. School tech lab style perhaps?

But I think where I went wrong was by having the outline darker than the contents. So it lacked the feeling of being transparent. Or maybe it’s just me. Due to it being SO symmetrical it ended up reminding me of something from a school science lab experiment! Lol!

Finally! A Glass Vase

So here is the third attempt at a glass vase! And I have to say, I’m pretty happy with it. As you can probably tell, I made use of the symmetry option, but a little more gently. I also used a thicker brush texture, which also looks softer and more informal. I tend to use the graph paper option for the background while creating the doodle, it helps with perspective. I add a whole background colour once I’m happy that I’ve finished the doodle.

A glass vase with flowers
The finished Vase

Drawing a Vase #digitalart #digitaldoodling

Thanks for popping in on the blog. I Hope you enjoyed reading a bit more on my doodling venture. What’s your latest project?

Have a blessed day

Penny @hopefoundinme

Happy Doodling!

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6 thoughts on “Drawing a Vase

  1. These look fab! Honestly, they’re like the awesome digital drawings you see shared so much on social media with a cool quote on them somewhere. I’ll have to check out that app Picsart Color. I feel I’ll have not one iota of talent with it but I’m curious to give it a go. Keep it going, Penny – I’ll look forward to seeing your next masterpieces!

    Caz xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Caz. Really sweet of you. I’ll be honest, it’s what I’ve been aspiring to achieve, as I just love the colours of them. And finally my brain decided it could understand how to do it! Eureka. And yes, definitely give it a go. It really is a lot of fun! Xxx


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