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The essentials for your drawing journey

Starting to make art does not need to cost a lot. There are very few things that you need to start.

Let me help you to start your drawing journey. Most of these things you will already have but if you do not you can click on the link.

The essentials:

Some nicer things that are great to have

These are the bare necessities.

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5 ways to use a drawing doll

We all know the real way to use a drawing doll. But when you don’t need the doll it is just standing in the corner some where or lie in a drawer.

There are also a few usefull ways to use a drawing doll when you are not using it for drawing.

  1. hang your jewelry  on the arms and around the neck

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2. hold some pens and pencils. You can also hang scissors from its arms

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3. Put it somewhere as decorations

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4. Let the doll hold a book or picture frame

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5. Put the doll somewhere funny

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If you are inspired to buy a drawing doll that will do more that just collect dust you can buy it here. I will make a small commision which would really help me out.

Buy a drawing doll here

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The end of Inktober 2019

IMG_20191016_164521I am not going to lie I am quite happy Inktober is over now. I did find my love for drawing back. But with school I sometimes had some trouble finding the time. I already
expected this when I started. This was the reason that I made doodles instead of full drawing.

 

What I learned from this.

I found my love for drawing back. I had not drawn for a few months. So it was really nice to start making little drawings again.

But I realised that I like to make quick drawings. Draw an avocado on toast, a ghost and special love for faces. I really love drawing faces as you might have seen by now.

 

But  I am happy I did it. Which is the most important thing.

 

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I do prefer a pencil

This week I found out that I do prefer a pencil over the ink. Not to erase but to make the lines softer. If I had used different ink and different way to apply that ink I would have been able to make the lines softer. But I did not do that.

The thing I liked about using a pen for inktober was that I always had one around. And it is really easy to use. But with a pencil, I smudge out some of the lines with my finger. This makes the lines softer. Sometimes that gives a different feel to a drawing or doodle.

 

My doodles for this week:

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I do not like drawing I like doodling

Last week I really fell back in love with drawing. Or so I thought. I realised that I like to make a quick drawing. Or at least most of the time. I still like making a portrait once in a while. But that always take 8+ hours. Sometimes you just need a quick fix. So a doodle will do just fine. Than expectations are not so high. Than it is fine if you mess up.

 

Doodles for the weeks inktober

 

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what I did to want to draw again

I did not put the pressure on myself to make perfect drawings every day.  This is why some of the drawings are not as good as others. A moment ago I was sitting at the table finishing the last drawing. The realisation came to me that I really enjoyed the process of it.

For the first time in the past few months, I really want to draw again. And I do not mean doodles I mean a proper good portrait of someone.

Here are my doodles.

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Explore Breda

In the first few weeks of our first year, we got the task to explore Breda. And make a 2D design of 30cmx30cm about it.

So I took a few photo’s of the lovely art that you can find in Breda.

While I went through the city I noticed that the city was quite clean for a city of this size. But it was mostly clean in the parts that people see. When I went to the parts where people live and you only go if you need to be there it is less clean.

After that, I found a site which showed soil quality in the city. I found out that the ground that our school is on is potentially serious. I can hear you wonder what that really means. (I still do not know this.) To find an answer I send an e-mail to the municipality which sends me a file with information about the property. Unfortunately, it did not really help. So I worked with what I had and made the following illustration.

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