One of my new years resolutions was to keep an art journal and paint or draw something every day. Well, although I didn't paint something every single day of the past month, I did paint a lot more then I used to do. I even brought my journal to work, so I could paint in my lunchbreak and in the train back home. To keep myself motivated and to make it more of a habit to paint something every day. From now on I will post an update of my art journal every last day of the month.
Every artist who likes to draw, paint or illustrate, needs a collection of references. Whether you are a very talented and professional artist, or a beginner who is still learning. On my pinterest account I have a board where I collect references, mostly of people, but also of animals, trees and everyday objects. I decided it would be useful to print some of them and put them in a binder, so it would be easier to use them while drawing. Today I would like to show you my binder, cause maybe it will inspire you to make your own.
As one of my new years resolutions was to keep an art journal, I had an excellent excuse to go shopping! I needed paint and thingies to take with me, so I didn't have to look for everything in my art studio every day, but could just keep it in my bag and take it with me wherever I go.
I would like to share some interesting art blogs I found while surfing on the internet. Maybe you already know (some of) them, maybe they're new to you. They're all completely different from one another, but to me they're all very inspiring.
I recently moved to a bigger apartment and that I now have my first real art studio! When we heard that we got the apartment, I immediately started looking for inspiration on Pinterest on how to organize all my art supplies in my new art studio. In the meantime, I bought some useful stuff which I would like to show to you. Maybe they will inspire you for your own (future) art studio.
Last year was a year of many first times, fun and excitement. I went couchsurfing in Vienna, visited my brother-in-law in Copenhagen, got a new pair of glasses and two adorable pet rats, worked as a costume assistent on the set of a short film, went to the best hippie party you can imagine, gave filmworkshops to a bunch of kids, moved to a bigger apartemet where I now have my first real art studio - *takes deep breath to break long sentence* - organized an art event and followed a workshop in illustrating childrensbooks.
Do you notice anything?
I have done nothing creative for myself.
I didn't create.
On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.