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PASTEL WATERCOLOR BRUSH PENS! | Mystery Art Supplies | Scrawlrbox Unboxing | Mermay

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  • today I'm gonna be opening up the April Scrawlrbox! I don't know if if you're
  • as excited as I am to open it but I'm gonna pretend you are!
  • okay so the art
  • supply is...
  • oh dang this is gorgeous
  • okay so the art supplies are these Ecoline
  • brush pens which I have used before
  • what is this baby?? It's a little white kneaded eraser!?
  • get it out of this clear prison! come on out, baby!
  • this is a kneaded
  • eraser there's a bit of a smell to it - kinda smells like makeup. weird.
  • I love kneaded erasers because the cool thing about kneaded erasers is when you
  • erase you know how you'll get like those eraser shavings everywhere and it's just
  • like a huge mess these erasers don't do that! they actually absorb the
  • graphite instead so they're kind of like my go-to because growing up I drew a lot
  • on my bed and you don't want eraser shavings in your bed let me tell you. [clap, clap] that's all
  • I'll say about that
  • I like the color though I've only ever seen like the gray
  • ones or in my case they turn black the more that you use them, because they're
  • absorbing that graphite honestly it like leaves bits of...[clappityclapclapclap]... everything on me so
  • probably time to say goodbye [the that one]
  • the Candy this month is this little fruit
  • salad... candy. thing..? never had that it'll be exciting to try
  • for a pencil we
  • have the Viking element 1 graphite writing pencil HB - there is no eraser but
  • we do have this baby!
  • I feel like I want to name this Beluga. are you seeing what I'm seeing? for
  • pens we have these 2 Unipin fineliners which I believe these have a little-yes
  • they do! okay yeah! these are different colors, this one's dark grey
  • and this is light grey but they do have that cute feature that I love the little
  • windows for the nibs hehe
  • that brings me so much joy
  • that's ridiculous
  • this is 0.5 and this darker Gray's I actually 0.1
  • then finally the main
  • attraction we have the Ecoline brush pens. it looks like it's the pastel pack
  • it's actually gonna be perfect because this may be the April box but it is
  • currently May and I wanna draw some mermaids!! and
  • these are actually watercolor brush pens. that is some pretty packaging. - we have cold
  • grey light, pastel rose, pastel violet, pastel blue, and I'm gonna guess this is
  • is this pastel green? yep! there we are mmm
  • so I believe these are brush tippy's
  • like so - and they're filled with liquid watercolor
  • I have used one of these in
  • the past and I really really liked it but I used it in conjunction with
  • like liquid watercolor and I think it was a watercolor pencil and it worked
  • really really well - I'll have that video linked if you want
  • to check that out that actually went really well now that I'm thinking about it -
  • [whispers] do these...connect? like this? No. I don't know why... I thought maybe... eh. just crushing all my hopes and dreams.
  • see what kind of paper they've included.
  • those don't look very pastel I don't
  • know maybe some other people got other colors - so the artist who created
  • this beautiful calligraphy piece here is Kiki B and you can find them on their
  • Instagram @the.Kiki.b and then the paper looks like we have some watercolor
  • that's nice and thick [wigglewiggle] a little bit off white let's see what they say about this
  • okay I don't think they mentioned the paper that's weird
  • yeah they don't mention the paper usually they mention what paper this is
  • so if you like it you can go out and buy more of it but ... no information on
  • that I wonder if that means it's a Canson XL watercolor paper. [laughs]
  • I've been doing all my Mermay pieces on on this paper right here so I'm gonna actually test the
  • supplies on both in case I want to try and you know go that route - I do roughly
  • know how they work so I'm just gonna swatch them out - okay yeah I don't think
  • I don't think I'm gonna get away using it on my cardstock
  • now you see that
  • these pens are actually transparent so you can layer them on top of each other
  • and I believe since they're watercolor you can actually blend them with water
  • before putting them on the canvas - so here's a palette that I've used with my
  • core watercolors and I'm gonna try some of these cleaner spots adding water to
  • these and seeing what happens - I wonder if I should just put this in
  • there or grab a brush?
  • now you can see like the little gradient
  • that that made and if you layer it you'll get like a nice darker color
  • although I am noticing that this paper, it's kind of like beads up if I go
  • over it too many times with the watercolor, I'm gonna have to keep that
  • in mind - let's start sketching out some ideas here I definitely want to draw
  • mermaids so I want to figure out the pose the cool thing about doing mermaids
  • is I think it really helps you create more expressive lines in your characters
  • because mermaids are usually very swishy and floaty that's why I would encourage
  • anyone who's interested to definitely give Mermay a try
  • let's see here, maybe this fin is pointing out back, that's got interesting - I think my favorite part
  • about this is just the way the hands are or the arms more like, I guess I
  • probably should mention that I am doing Mermay so I'm trying to draw a mermaid
  • everyday for the month of May and I'm posting them all over on my Instagram so
  • if you're interested in seeing those drawings and sketches I will have a link
  • in the description where you can quickly check that out if this video is boring you hehe
  • and then when it comes to hair with a mermaid I like to use it to
  • like help lay out the drawing so right now we have a very
  • weird shape not sure I made the right decisions but we can usually take the
  • hair and kind of fix some mistakes so like fill this white area
  • I'm usually pretty lazy when it comes to drawing scales so I'll just draw the odd
  • one here and there
  • now while I had a little too much fun with this sketch it
  • doesn't really layout the page and I do want to draw it on this paper here so we
  • need to keep that in mind when were thumbnailing so we're going to draw just
  • a quick rough rectangle - oh wait! blubfish!
  • what if she's just like floating there
  • or I supposed I could draw a dude
  • [laughs]
  • hmm this one's kind of boring me let's
  • try again
  • I am using the watercolor paper so I would like to try throwing on
  • some colors
  • what happens if you do put it over the graphite does it make a mess
  • oh we're gonna have some like hue shifts here
  • it's actually pretty - so I can use these over pencil, although there is a
  • little bit of a discoloration on the tip there I could try something a little bit
  • more dramatic for a pose with like foreshortening and stuff like like this
  • is her shoulders, hands are going way back, then her body would get really small in the bacground!
  • like that
  • ishh?
  • should be like looking straight up kind of like Ariel coming out of her
  • Cove- here's a tip! if you can't figure out how to draw it small you're probably
  • not gonna be able to draw it larger
  • which is why thumbnails are a great
  • place to start
  • can't forget a little blub fish
  • maybe the hair is going behind her? so after a few sketches the
  • only thing that's really like inspiring me like the part of like the most are
  • like the way these arms are. what if we didn't do a full body shot like
  • mostly head and torso then we can fit those arms in I want
  • the tail bend this
  • way? is that a bit of a stretch? so that we can like pull the tail back into the
  • frame - might work!
  • it's a little crazy since there's so few scales in this
  • picture maybe I can actually go ahead and draw them all!
  • maybe the bra can be
  • made out of like a bunch of shells - get some tone in here see where that looks
  • good - Try and keep the drawing inside the squares
  • as much as possible so I can have a better visualization of what that's
  • going to look like
  • maybe Blowfish could be right here
  • yeah he fits there! that's kind of cute
  • and some nice bubbles for aesthetic
  • purposes yeah let's move on to our sheet of paper - this is where it gets a little
  • nerve-racking don't want to mess up!
  • the head is like in the top-left ish bit
  • here - we want to draw really light and really make sure we get the shapes and
  • everything fitting on to the page (that's the hair by the way)
  • shoulders are kind of tucked down that way - it takes a good eye to realize what the
  • differences are between two sketches especially when you're trying to make
  • them the same - I think it's this area right here . I bring this hand down a bit kind
  • of fill that space then we have blubfish up here , happy as can be, then her
  • tail we wanted it to come back around I wonder if I could grab this other piece
  • of paper that we're not using, let's figure out where this will be
  • mhhm...now thats
  • way lower isn't it? we hadn't like filling in this space but
  • I feel like this makes more sense anatomically although mermaids are
  • mythical right - we can draw them however we want. maybe they have very long tails
  • personally I kind of like this because I feel like it all points up towards their
  • heads now like this tails pointing up at the faces the hair kind of like points
  • up at the face the body you know it's kind of what I'm thinking about what I'm
  • doing this
  • get this nose but I don't know I'm rendering anything I'm going to
  • erase the pencil aren't I? my bad. I got lost in the drawing, I guess.
  • cool thing about the kneaded eraser you can actually just like rub it back and forth like
  • this and it'll pick up some of the lead/graphite not taking all of it and then you can
  • kind of fix some mistakes without having to worry about like scrunching the paper
  • when you're like eerrggghhhhhh
  • let's make these straps more ropey so maybe they're like
  • made out of nots. I feel like fighting myself because
  • sometimes I like to keep it really simple and sometimes I like to go in
  • with a little bit more details and it basically just comes down to parts start
  • getting like boring and repetitive and you want to change it up a bit for the
  • most part I kind of do the same thing over and over again and I'm happy so
  • good enough for me - straight across I don't think I've done that yet
  • so this fabric goes into the back and then there's like a tie in the back but
  • then the ropes also come up in front and like crisscross a bit - they criss-cross
  • probably in the center here just make sure that happens, guess that would look
  • something like this
  • and then maybe this fabric is like overlaid with some
  • seashells figure out how that would look
  • use some basic shapes for now
  • pearls kind of lining the top there
  • we also need some scales down here
  • what if she
  • has a hat? like a Narwhal? it's just one of those hats that you kind of
  • like had to pin into your hair - it's like only on the side
  • or it could be one of those
  • shells that just looks like that
  • [clicking thinking sounds]
  • that's kind of interesting
  • give some visual interest to the top half of the drawing here
  • not too shabby
  • more elegant a little bit more like vintage like...is that 50s or 40s? that swoop?
  • although they would be pulled much closer to the forehead but you know inspired wave
  • I like it because it looks like it's like kind of following the flow of the
  • water - oh we still didn't do this hand shoot where is that supposed to go?
  • and she
  • has a very large head but I only just realize that so I'm not really willing
  • to do anything about that I'm not going to put a lot more detail into these
  • shells because this sketch kind of gives me enough to work with and then I can
  • just do it with the line art otherwise I'm kind of doing the same job twice
  • I need blubfish
  • maybe the tail goes back that way
  • erase, erase, erase. draw draw draw!
  • feel like that eye is too far to the left
  • yeah I like that better
  • yeah I like that a lot better so what I'm going to do take the
  • kneaded eraser you kind of just rub the drawing so that we lighten it up see
  • how it's collecting on there and then I don't have to worry about you know
  • scrunching the paper (Although, this is probably gonna get all over my hand isn't it) like
  • this so now I have a nice light sketch that I can work with with the line art
  • and I believe if we like stretch this out even out the graphite, there we
  • go belugas back!
  • I'm going to start with 0.5 and do the eyeliner, I like that to be
  • pretty bold - I won't color in the eyes in case we
  • want to color them - we basically just trace over all our favorite lines the
  • more work you did in the sketch layer and time you put into figuring out
  • which lines you like the best the easier the line art stage is because you know
  • you've already laid that groundwork
  • even after erasing most of the pencil it's a
  • very similar color to this is light gray so I kind of like have to stop and think
  • "did I do that already?" no I didn't okay let me go over that
  • I've been kind of challenging myself to put as few lines into the hair as
  • possible and still having it look like hair, sometimes I fail and it just like
  • yeah screw it and I put in a tone of lines
  • but each time I start a
  • drawing I try my best
  • 2 ropes down
  • let's do these seashells that I left
  • for later. it's later now!
  • I think that's turning out pretty good actually
  • no complaints so far
  • kind of messed up that shell but we won't talk about it
  • there we go getting somewhere now we need some more ropes down here
  • this hand
  • I'm a little concerned about - we'll see
  • got a finger
  • and another finger
  • eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh...okay...they are a little....it's alright
  • nothing's nothing's ruined yet
  • alright it's a little french fry-y, but it's fine
  • that's a little less french fry - there we go now that the line art is
  • done we can go in with Beluga again here and erase some more ♪ boo-boo-boo-boo-boo! ♪
  • there we go
  • next step we want to add some colors although wait!! -I want
  • to take a picture of this so I can keep it as line art\all right pictures taken see
  • we wanted a very light blue skin just a little bit of water there and then let's
  • try that let's do it in an area you might not look at first test that out I
  • think my goal is to kind of try and get a nice base layer without too many
  • streaks before I like going in and start adding in maybe shading or texture since
  • these are transparent it's kind of a little tricky - I gotta work fast
  • I get a little darker here might be in shadow I always like to wait a little bit
  • before doing the face- wait until I get a good grasp of the art supplies so we can
  • try and avoid too many streaks like if you make a mistake in the art whatever
  • but like the face I want it to like kind of showcase that maybe I do kinda know
  • what I'm doing sometimes..? on occasion?
  • a little bit of shading along the hairline
  • maybe trying to add a little blushy blush to the nose - a little bit of a hue
  • shift
  • you see how it's like eating the paper a little bit? I'm not really sure this
  • paper is what I would suggest for these markers personally now once this purple
  • gets its life back we can start doing the scales maybe kind of trying to avoid
  • some of the scales give it more fun texture then we go in with the pink and
  • fill those in - I really like the color that creates when you layer the pink and
  • the purple maybe outline some of these shapes with the purple and create
  • shadows as it layers on top of itself - I'm gonna dilute the pink a little and
  • maybe come up on the blue bit create a gradient and then in the background here
  • we want this to be very dark purple let me go over it one layer of purple okay I
  • don't know why it's freckling over here but that looks kind of gross not a fan
  • wonder if I was supposed to use the other side of the paper or something? weird. because
  • when I try to get like a really dark color it's not too pretty just to go in
  • with the hands, i'm going in with a light purple kind of add some texture to the
  • hands here little fleshiness yeah you can only layer them so much it's not
  • like bleeding through the paper or anything it just creates that ugly
  • freckling -- then I think I wanted the hair kind of the same color that let me try
  • and not make the same mistakes I did with that - ah. crap. I'm gonna have a line
  • there. my bad. try to fill the sections, I always get
  • really frustrated when the art supplies I feel like are fighting me like
  • whenever I try to use this pen on this paper more than once it like peels the
  • paper and you get these like it's almost like like eraser shavings but it's the
  • paper and I feel like that just makes your art look very very amateur and it
  • kind of frustrates me and it's not fun fun (that's-that's that's the blunt of it really)
  • see see where it's got the weird dark patches? that's what's
  • happening the worst - yeah it's like impossible to get a nice even coverage
  • with this I think that's the paper though not these markers because I
  • these markers on nicer paper. was it just the Canson paper? and I do not remember
  • having this trouble yeah I think it was Canton XL watercolor paper and it did
  • not have this problem - yeah you get like the first layer down but then as soon as
  • you try to get it any darker: hold tight youre in for a bumpy ride!
  • this sea shell, I think
  • I'll have i:t I wanted it to be light pink do some color around the eyes a
  • little bit here maybe some pink eyeballs pupils whatever
  • all right now I'm a
  • little worried about the background cuz I wanted to do a little bit of layering
  • for that but I mean we're already just deep in and I did take a picture of the
  • line art so I still have something I like
  • let's layer a little bit of green so I
  • want it to be solid green at the bottom - let's do the small
  • section first - do a couple layers of that - have it come up a little bit here
  • that's a little bit murky and then try putting some blue over top like a
  • light blue
  • looks like that - I don't know - doesn't look the way it did here maybe needs
  • more blue? but I'm getting that speckling that I really really don't like and then
  • as it goes at the top I should be just blue
  • it could probably get white at the top if
  • there's enough Sun there right?
  • not sure it really looks the way I expected it to
  • something about this looks way water-y-er - I think it's the splotchiness
  • of that - so lets color in splotches
  • create shapes
  • I do think that actually
  • looks better
  • a little bit more like the thumbnail at least
  • my favorite part of
  • this drawing right now is this hand right here
  • I feel like there's no
  • beading it's nice and I don't know it's just the way I it pictured it in my head
  • it kind of looks (for the coloring) but the rest of this I don't know can
  • you see how gross that looks? it looks like I used like Crayola
  • watercolors and I've used these art supplies in the past
  • and they have not done that... so I think I'll have to blame the paper I don't like
  • here I actually have [growlz] I was really happy with the way the sketch is
  • going I feel like I put an adequate amount of time into it and then the
  • colors just yeah look at it I feel like it doesn't even look as bad as it's
  • making me feel but like I wanted to darken up this hair a couple more times
  • so that it was darker than you know the rest of the purple in the drawing but
  • when I do that it just looks worse so I think I'll just leave it -- I tried
  • can you tell?
  • you see the little bits that's the paper just shredding
  • underneath the the marker - see those little bits?!
  • that's just the paper
  • I don't know
  • man but I do like the illustration I created before I put the color on yeah I
  • never listed the paper - well, at least we've got a little Beluga here there's a
  • bright side anyway I do want to thank you guys for watching I hope you enjoyed
  • watching me unbox the April Scrawlrbox even if the end result wasn't what I was
  • expecting... it was a fun process up until..................
  • ...
  • I don't even know what to say... yeah thank
  • you guys for watching I do want to thank Scrawlrbox for sending me this box for
  • free to try out and to share with you guys and don't forget I am doing 31 mermaid
  • drawings over on my Instagram if you want to follow me there
  • thank you guys for watching I'll see you guys all next week I hope you have a delicious evening
  • Full of WAFFLES!
  • BYE! ♪

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Another month! Another Scrawlrbox! This month, I'm continuing of course with another illustration of a Mermaid. This was going so well! Watch to see how the art supplies staged a rebellion against me. Its a long one, you may want to draw along!
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