In my online classes, I sometimes get the question: "how do you find subjects to draw?" Or "How do you get ideas for daily drawings?". Or people say "how do I make my art journal pages look interesting?" or "I don't have much time on my hands, so how do I make interesting entries in my art journal?"
Often, simply looking at what's already right in front of your face is all you need to find something to draw. There's always something lying around. Wether it's your breakfast, art supplies, a stack of books, a piece of fruit, your pet or even your partner. To just name a few of the endless possibilities.
You could take over an hour drawing it, layering your pencil colors, like I did in the drawing below.
Or make a little exercise out of it, making thumbnail drawings of the subject, using different techniques, like I did below. You can do as many thumbnails as your possibly limited time allows. For example, take 5 minutes for each drawing and fill a 15-minutes-pocket-of-drawing-time for 3 drawings!
If you like this approach and this way of finding time and subjects to draw, then I think you will definitely like my online workshop on art journaling!
It's a 4-week online workshop, starting January 5, in which I guide you through the month of January, filling your art journal pages every single day. Seats are limited for this online class, so I can give my feedback, and personally come and give you a virtual kick-in-the-pants if necessary! When the course has ended, I will hand you a Workbook, that will keep you going in your new Art Habit in February as well. That's a lot of value, for only $69 if I may say so myself.
Annnnd... this will be the last time I am offering the workshop in this form!
So what are you still doing here? Click here to sign up for 'Awesome Art Journaling' right now!
Labels: coloured pencils, journal