I strongly suspect that “How to draw a…”-instructions are didactically objectionable, but I love them anyway. Kids who struggle with drawing can produce results which they like and that makes them gain motivation and confidence. One of my first drawings … Continue reading
Sadly, on Monday night my little Grisou died. For a cat he was extremely devoted, he just loved being petted and also fishing in my neighbour’s pond:) I miss him very much!
I’ve got a new sketchbook.
It’s a moleskine watercolour notebook, size 21×13 cm (8,25 x 5″) and I bought it because of that particular size. I often draw in my bed and if the sketchbook is lying on my knees I can’t reach the top of the page comfortably.
When it arrived I felt excited and I immediately wanted to use it – but I thought: No my dear, you still got half of the pages of your old sketchbook left – discipline yourself and finish it before you use the next one.
And I did.
For a day or two …
Then I thought: Okay, just some watercolour samples on the first page … These turned into a sketch on the next page which turned into another sketch which turned into another sketch which turned …
The quality of the paper is so much better and it’s so much better for drawing with a Rapidograph (did anyone notice by the way that I’ve called it “Radiograph” in my older posts? My dad – not knowing much about art but still knowing quite a lot – told me as much on Friday. But – to my excuse – I’ve bought it on Amazon typing in the word “RaDIograph” in the search bar and RaPIDographs appeared).
So: Shame on me for not reading properly and for not restraining myself with the new sketchbook (and also for buying at Amazon.)
But(!): I’m still determined to fill that old sketchbook and because last week I’ve realized that I like the simplicity of black and white drawings I decided that there will be TWO sketchbooks from now on: One strictly for pen/pencil and the other one for pen/pencil/watercolours/acrylics/collage… (maybe it’ll develop into some kind of an art journal).
Here are two pages:
By the way: The moleskine was also bought at Amazon – but that was simply because I couldn’t get that size at my local art supplies stores.
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I think it’s very important to have an inspiring environment. Here you can see my big, old table (it’s actually a dinner table) and everything I need to draw, paint, write etc. On the left you can see my sketchbook … Continue reading