Day 2: Awkward Crow

It’s Day 2 of the Halloween Idea Emporium Posting Challenge. Each day learn a little more about the mall by stopping by here or on my Instagram account.  Today’s prompt is Awkward Crow. Reg, is the head crow at the Idea Emporium Bakery and companion/assistant to Marj, the baker. He is partial to green ties and floating cupcakes. Not big on words, but can be very wise when need be.

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How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

As you may or may not know balloon animals often visit the Idea Emporium Bakery and are partial to ice cream sodas. I don’t know a great deal about balloon animals that have came to life, but I can only theorize then, that the balloon animals are not lactose intolerant, which is a good thing. For fun, here’s a quick, fun lesson in shading.

First draw your balloon animal. A simple grey marker or crayon will work.

Now add your dark shadows. A dark grey or black will work. A balloon has very sharp shadows and highlights and looks very dramatic. Where ever your shadow will be your strongest light or highlight will be next to it.

Now we add the highlights or white where the light hits the balloon animal next to the dark shadows. Isn’t he cute? You might want to name him.

I went a step further and colored in the little guy orange. I added yellow for a mid color between the orange shading and the white highlights for a little BAM.

For a FREE exclusive Idea Emporium Balloon Inspiration & Exploration sheet, check out this Google Doc link here.

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