June Creative Prompt πŸ–ŠπŸ““πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨

June Newsletter went out this weekend. It’s meant to encourage you and me to get more creative and draw more. This prompt is monthly and it mainly consists of two tasks:

πŸ““Start a black and white sketchbook

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨Do a painting session once a week (based on said sketchbook)

Each week has a theme, this week it’s: LINE

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The reason behind starting Black and White sketchbook is that I personally struggle to focus, so sometimes setting limitations helps me. Like the smaller the box, the better results I produce. And removing colour from the problem solving tasks I concentrate on other things like composition, line and shape. And actually that black and white sketchbook ended up being the most *used one, I used so many of the drawings from there to create other work (colour and black and white). And I think it could work for you too, so I would encourage for the month of June start black and white or any one colour sketchbook (alongside your other sketchbooks if you like!). Do faces, dogs, plants, play around with patterns, draw whatever you like.

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And second part is set time aside each week, an hour or two and just play around with ink (have around 5-10 sheets of paper and just draw)! As by that point you should have sketchbook with some doodles and drawings and you can create paintings based on those sketches. Let go and really enjoy the process. I find ink the easiest material to do it with.

My materials:

πŸ““Sketchbook

πŸ–ŠBrush pen for sketchbook doodles

✏️Pencil

πŸ–ŒSynthetic round brush for painting with Ink or chinese painting brush

πŸ–ŠInk

πŸ““A3 Paper (the bigger the paper, the easier it is to let go and play around)

Inspiration: Matisse’s drawings and prints, Van Gogh’s Sketches & Tove Jansson work

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