Fearless Friday, Seeing Double


How about a cocktail?





Looking at a photo of a Manhattan Cocktail by Cheryl Oz, I was fascinated by all the colors and shapes I saw, and decided to recreate this drink by using a combination of different colored shapes





I started with a very light pencil outline, then went over it in ink, making a few adjustments





This Zentangle like style of drawing is actually a great way to fix any mistakes as you go along, especially when drawing something symmetrical like a glass




I added a few shapes here and there to balance the original drawing and then filled in the rest of the glass with shapes where I saw the different colors and the cherry




I started applying color with Inktense watercolor pencils, yellow, orange and brown




I used a water pen brush to blend, but quickly was unhappy with the result…all my real watercolors are at the beach and I miss them so much!  From now on they will travel with me




I used colored pencils and softened the color edges and tried to smooth out the blend



Then I used markers to finish the shapes




Next I had a little fun with colored pencil shadows




And some lines




Are you “Seeing Double?”


I am participating in the January Doodlewash Challenge this month, and I am about a week behind…but it has been a fun way to practice and experiment

I have learned, made mistakes, discovered, tried out new supplies…like these pretty colored pencils sent to me by a very thoughtful friend



Each pencil has a different floral design wrapper, and the leads are buttery soft …they are so much fun to use, thank you sweet Mary!

Here are some more sketches I’ve done using this same drawing style, I had a lot of fun with the fried egg!



You can see another post about Drawing by Shapes here, it’s a great way to break down a complex subject



Have some creative fun today and as always…

Be Fearless!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade


25 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Seeing Double”
  1. Mary says:

    I always enjoy seeing your creativity and fearless artistic process Jenna! We’re looking forward to some sunny skies and our first rain-free weekend in forever. I hope it’s the same for you! Enjoy your pencils. ♥

  2. Jodi says:

    I love your version of the manhattan!!!! Thanks for sharing the steps. I always particularly enjoy seeing the process! You are genius!

  3. Jenna, you inspire creativity, in the kitchen or with a brush! I hope you enjoy this sunny Friday!

  4. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    This looks very pretty, but I have to admit I was distracted by the parmesan bubble bites on the sidebar. I could click around and spend an hour reading your things — then of course be starving because of all the delicious food pictures!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Fun process and cool art making, your art reminds me of the Chuck Closes quote…”draw what you see not what you think you see.

  6. I love those pencils! Might have to get them as a birthday present for a friend who might let me try them out! And bravo on your glass that actually looks like glass with liquid. I have the worst time with that. I’m going to have to review this tutorial more than once!

  7. Looks good enough to take a sip!!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Very cool Jenna. I love seeing your process and I love your artwork! ❤️

  9. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Very nice Manhattan, and I like how the colors are blended! Love it, Jenna!

  10. Sheryl says:

    I really enjoy seeing the process you use to create these wonderful pictures. It makes me want to get some colored pencils and give it a try.

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like you have been having fun! 😍 I like how you used the Zentangle method to add to your drawings. The cocktail turned out amazing! 🍹 I see a fish in your egg! 😉

  12. Anonymous says:

    Art is so relaxing, so this seems like a fun challenge. And it’s always fun to learn new techniques and buy art supplies 🙂

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