Spooky Doodles Using Mini-Detailer Brushes
Halloween is right around the corner! We love Halloween time for all the fun and spooky art we get to see and create. Are you looking for some art ideas this spooky season? In this blog, we’ll teach you how to do 9 easy spooky doodles using Mini-Detailer Brushes!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your spooky doodles:
- Princeton Mini-Detailer Shader size 10/0, Angle Shader size 12/0, Spotter size 10/0, Monogram size 20/0, Round size 20/0, and Fan size 20/0.
- Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal, 5.5” x 8” (or Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media pads) cut into small squares
- Maimeri Gouache in Black, White, Sepia, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Brilliant Orange, Orange, Scarlet, and Sky Blue
In the full tutorial, you will find instructions for painting a gravestone, candy corn, a spider, a pumpkin, a witches’ hat, a spooky bat, a vibrant fall leaf, a cauldron, and an adorable ghost. Gather your materials and let’s start with creating an easy gouache gravestone doodle!
Step 1: Grab your black and white Maimeri Gouache and mix them together to create a shade of dark grey. Use the Princeton Mini-Detailer Shader size 10/0 brush to paint a curved shape for the outside shadowed edge of the tombstone as pictured.
Step 2: Mix a little bit more white gouache into your dark grey for a lighter shade of grey to create the front of the tombstone. It just needs to be lighter than the side of the tombstone. Use the shader brush again to paint a half oval shape connected to the curved shape. Now you have a full tombstone!
Step 3: Find your Sap Green, Lemon Yellow, and Sepia gouache to mix your desired shade of green for the grass. Take the Mini-Detailer Fan brush and lightly paint blades of grass on the bottom of the tombstone. You can add as little or as much grass as you want! The fan brush is perfect for small details like grass, hair, and fur textures.
Step 4: For the last step, take your Monogram brush and black gouache. Carefully write “RIP” on the front of your tombstone. Tada! You’ve created your first spooky doodle using Mini-Detailer brushes.
If you follow along and create your own spooky doodles, tag us on Facebook or Instagram @princetonbrush so we can see! If you enjoyed this step-by-step gouache gravestone, you can watch the full tutorial with all 9 spooky doodles using Mini-Detailer brushes on our Youtube here. Happy Halloween creatives!