It has been a while since I took out my sketchbook. I have never been very good at taking it out regularly, generally I tend to work in it a lot for a while and then have a period of ignoring it. When I did the draw every day challenge I really enjoyed using my hands like that every day even though it wasn’t always easy. Sometimes I forget how happy messing about with art supplies actually makes me.
It’s not that I haven’t been creative, I’ve done and made a lot of things. (Like the awesome summer issue of The Anglerfish, which is out now so go read it!) But there is a specific joy in working in my sketchbook. So when I took it out again and remembered that joy I deciced I should start a ‘do something in my sketchbook at least once a week’ challenge.
Added watercolours to an earlier sketch (part of my draw every day challenge) and did a collage/art journal page next to it with paper and stickers and stamps and watercolours.
For the first time in I while I got out my sketchbook again. Not that I haven't been creative, just not in this way. Added watercolours to an earlier sketch (part of my draw every day challenge) and did a collage/art journal page next to it with paper and stickers and stamps and watercolours. I should start a 'do something in my sketchbook at least once a week' challenge.
As an added bonus thinking about these things made me take out my iPad for art purposes again (instead of just instragramming and tumblring) and for the first time in ages I opened Paper and Sketchbook Pro. I love both apps. Sketchbook Pro is like photoshop, everything is possible! Paper is more restrictive but in a way that I like. This was made in Paper.
Surprisingly it was easier for me to approximate Katie Rodgers’ style digitally than when I get out actual watercolours like Katie does. (You can check out Katies work on her website: Paperfashion) and see why I find her inspiring. 🙂