During a recent browse on twitter I came across a post by FoundSomePaper about staying creative with an art journal and I don’t know if it’s just me feeling super inspired recently but I had an overwhelming urge to start drawing again. So at lunch time that day I went out and bought a cheap little notebook from Paperchase and started doodling again.
For as long as I can remember I’ve always been creative, ever since my grandma taught me to knit when I was in junior school I’ve been obsessed with everything arty. I draw, paint, knit, cross stitch, collage, photograph, write, you name it, i’ve tried it. During my college years I did a double A-level in Art and I was opened up to the world of continuous line drawing, this is basically a drawing technique where you never take your pen/pencil off the paper when you are drawing. It was something that I just immediately fell in love with and it’s one of those style that i’m always drawn to and always go back to when sketching, I just love the sketchy look that doesn’t look super perfect and finished.
Why am I telling you all this? Well because I’ve decided to challenge myself and attempt to do a drawing every single day. They don’t have to be something super big or crazy, they’ll be the odd days where they are really simple and cute but I really want to let my creative art side out much more than just through my writing. So I plan on sharing these images with you as I slowly fill the pages with fun and silly things.
They will be mostly coloured with watercolours, as I personally find that watercolours and continuous line drawing really suit each other in the messy not quite perfect sense and I really enjoy working with watercolours as a medium. So, I thought I’d share my first weeks worth of pieces with you because sharing is caring and I hope that it might inspire you to start something creative or re-kindle a passion with an art form you’ve neglected for far too long. Life is too short to forget about hobbies you love doing! Also can you spot the reoccurring theme here? I think I might be slightly obsessed with bright coloured food! ha ha.
I really hope you’ve liked the start of my new art journal and if you are interested in continuing to see
updates from it, please let me know in the comments! Also please leave any suggestions as what to draw, as I need to challenge myself and try thing out of my comfort zone!
Update: For those of you interested in buying prints, I have now opened an Etsy store with these prints available! Sweetallureshop