A secret sneak peek

fashion drawings

A secret sneak peek.

Some new ideas on how to be creative! I use my sketchbooks for different reasons at different times…. I told you before that breaking some rules can lead to creativity.

This time I was multitasking as I was sketching, I was in front of the TV watching “Jane the virgin” on Netflix (and by the way I have fallen in love with the show it makes me laugh out loud).
It brought me back in time to the days I did fashion design. and gave me some different ideas.

Fashion drawings like this should be fun and you should enjoy it!

Here are some tips for you to do fashion drawings.

Is this something you like to do? Do you like to getting started? Maybe this can help.

  • You can use Google to find some fashion models that you like and get your imagination flowing.
  • Think about the colours you will use. The most important thing is to have some fun. Some people will love the colours you choose, and others may not, but this is not for them! Just do this one for yourself.
  • Using the colours YOU love, will make it much more likely that you will be happy about it.
  • I always start by drawing a very light line using a pencil, and I prefer 2B. It is easy to make a mistake so have an eraser near by.
  • When you are happy with the sketch, make the lines darker and begin to paint.
  • And I am sure this can be a magical step on your artistic journey. Start with a first attempt and see where you end up. You have nothing to loose. If you dont like it, start again.
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Colouring escapism

coloring book for adults

You have probably noticed the new colouring trend already. You fill in colours in a black and white drawing. And as you do it, you relax have a wonderful meditation and it is a great anti stress for most of us.

It seems like every one is enchanted by its mindfulness. This also goes for those who can’t paint or draw. I guess this is for it remove the worries of the day and you can focus on a fun, simple and creative task.

I am fascinated that so many people love colouring, the first time I saw colouring pages I instantly wanted to make a book like this. Today I got two free coloring page that you can download, print and colour them in. Here you go: coloring book for adults pdf and here Is one more for you parrot coloring book for adults

 

coloring book for adults

coloring book for adults

Here are some tips

Don’t worry if you go over the lines! It will give more a life and all the colours will make a total finish. Colouring isn’t about the pursuit of perfection, it’s about making your mark and having fun. But if you make a mistake that you really dont like, just scribble or just draw an extra little outline, and carry on. I been using 100 Ibs (200g) Canson watercolour papir and my Sennelier watercolours. You can use coloured pencil, markers, pencil or whatever you like. Why not share your work on Facebook.

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Social media is a great place to show off what you have drawn and tell your friends what pens or pencils you have used. I will be really happy if you share my blog so that your friends can download them too. If you colour and send photos of you work back to me.

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I do like to mention it,  but that these drawings are my art work and the drawings are for you only. They are not for sale, or can’t be used for profit commercially.

 

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Sketchbook, What To Do When You’re Bored?

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Summer is here and I am cold and bored, it is the coldest summer in 70 years!

I feel like doing nothing and now my sketchbook is rather neglected… this is all that I have done in a week.

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Messing around

 

testing watercolours
Over the last few days I have been in a creative process that has taken up  a lot of my time. It has taken priority over chores such as washing up, tidying up, laundry, etc. My kitchen, living room and bedroom are a bit a mess, but you have to break eggs if you want to make an omelette. I will catch up on the chores tomorrow.
I just got a fun commission from the town hall, they are organising a summer festival, and, at the last minute they asked me if I could do some nice small illustrations for this festival.
I am using this as an opportunity to test some watercolours that I got from Jane Davenport watercolours called “Nicholson´s Peerless Transparent Water Colours”

testing watercolours

They are made by soaking clear, brilliant, concentrated pigments into card swatches and each swatch is hand-made! These water colours are so vibrant and yet transparent. They are pigment-rich and flow easily. And today they were perfect for painting my flower.

testing watercolours

watercolours

They came in a nice little sachets, each containing 60 swatches ( each about 4 by 6 cm  = 1.5″ by 2″). This must be the lightest watercolour “box” you can get.

To make them easy to use, I cut about 1/4 of each swatch and glued them onto a sheet of cardboard. Then I added a brushstroke of each water colour above the swatch so I can see what colour it produces. You can see the result in the photos above.

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I really like them because they combine transparency with vibrant colours and I really like the fact that it is just small rich pigments on little cards, that you can put inside your sketch book and bring absolutely every where. The only down side for me is is that I can’t order them from a local source and found the shipping a bit pricey. But you may be able to find a source near to you.

 

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Sennelier watercolour travel box

sennelier watercolour test

 I am very excited to try my new Sennelier watercolours

I just got myself two travel boxes from Sennelier watercolour. I don’t have personal experience of Sennelier but I seem to remember hearing only good things about their colours.

I find it fascinating that Sennelier use honey as the binder, that must be a plus?

Until now I have always used watercolours from old Holland so I will comparing Sennelier to old Holland.
I know that w&w is a favorit for lots of people, but I realy never got to test the vibrant colours that I usually pick for my paintings. I recently got to tried Daniel Smith watercolours and find these intense! They must be full of pigments, so I want to buy more to try them out, but unfortunately I can’t find them in shops in this area so I’m going to order them online from the US.

Back to the Sennelier. They are very good. I like that they float easily on the paper The colours are kind of sticky, they are not VERY sticky but still, it makes it quicker to get the colours wet and ready for the painting, a bit like colours from the tube.

They easly cover the paper without killing the work, That is something I have never experienced with other watercolours. I love the tomato red: 619 Bright Red.

I got two boxes, I bought the big metal box firs, as it had more colours and it cost the same as the little box. But I fount the metal box is a bit too heavy to put in a smaller bag to have on hand all the time, but it is very good to bring on a trip when you know will be painting. Sennelier has room for additional colours and I already put some in . it is also very handy to use the plastic cover for protection, and the plastic cover shows the names of the colours underneath their colour names.

sennelier watercolour test

sennelier watercolour test

Testing the watercolours travel box from Sennelier. I am very exithet to try my new Sennelier watercolours I just got myself two treavel box from Sennelier watercolour. I know not much about Sennelier but back in my mind i heard only good things about this colours. I find it fascinating that Sennelier use honey as the binder, that must be a plus? My favourite so far has been watercolour from old Holland so I will compering them to them. I know that w&w is a favorit for lots of poples, but i realy never got to test the vibrant colours that i usually pick for my paintings. I resonantly got to tried Daniel Smith watercolours and find these intense they must be full of pigments, so my next plan is to buying some or maybe lots, but unfortunately I can't find them in shops round here. I'm going to order them online from the US. I like my colors to be viberent, brith and have deap or in other words i really like them to be intens and "electric". Anyway, this Sennelier is very good i like that they float easily on the paper The colours are kind of sticky, they are not that sticky but still, it makes it quicker to get the colours wet and ready for the painting. kind of like colours from the tube. It also easely cover the paper without killing the work, That i have never experienced in watercolours. I like especially the tomato red: 619 Bright Red. I got two boxe, I bought the big first for it cost the same as the little box. It turned out that I find it big and heavy to put in a smaller bag. But it is very good to bring whit on a trip etc. It has room for additional colours and already put some in . it is also very handy to use the plastic cover for protection, and it preserve their colour names.

I am having fun testing the Winsor & Newton water colour marker, W&N marker and Sennelier work very well together.

I be very happy if you leave a comment about your experience with watercolours, and your favourite brand.

sennelier watercolour test

sennelier watercolour test

 I like my colours to be vibrant, bright and have depth. I really like them to be intense and "electric".
I will not hesitate at all, to getting more watercolour from Sennelier. 

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