Introduction: LUCKY LADYBUG

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, le…

Take something tiny like a ladybug ... or two ... and draw them large. This painting measures 2' x 4'.

Step 1: AN IDEA OF SCALE OF PAINTING

Here is the painting hanging on a wall with other things near it to give you and idea of just how large it is.

Step 2: FIND IMAGES TO COPY

Here are images of a ladybug and water droplets. The only two elements of this painting.

Step 3: DRAW THE LADYBUG

You can break down the basic shape of the ladybug into easy to draw elements.

Step 4: WATER DROPLETS

Determine your light source. Draw a circle. Shade the edge closest to the light source a little darker fading out toward the center of the droplet.

Step 5: ASSEMBLE THE ELEMENTS

There are not too many different elements to this painting. There is the branch the ladybugs are crawling on, the ladybugs, water droplets and dark and light sources. That's it.

Step 6: NOW HAVE FUN

As usual, all comments appreciated and all questions answered.

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