Yesterday my copy of ‘Craft a Doodle Deux’ arrived from Santa Ana, California! This is me with the 5 woodland creatures I designed for the book: ‘Craft a Doodle Deux’ by Jenny Doh features 17 artists from all over the … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been back to simple line black drawings – I feel like I need simplicity, no complicated layering of colours, just one line after another.
This is little Juliet – a watercolour portrait commission I’ve been working on Have a great day!:)
A couple of months ago I received an e-mail by Jenny Doh telling me that she was a fan of my art and if I’d like to contribute to a sequel to “Craft a Doodle” (“Kritzelklub“). Of course I wanted to! In … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been reading Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” and one afternoon – I was sitting in my garden practicing to just BE in the moment without thinking/judging etc. etc. – I heard the song of a bird and … Continue reading
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.
Thanks for stopping by:)