Here are the art supplies I bought since my last shoplog. I also bought a lot of softpastels, but I'll make a different shoplog about all of this.
I was looking through my older blogposts and came by a blog I wrote when I just moved into our new apartment in Brussels where I had my very first art studio. It was a shoplog of all the stuff I bought, like furniture and art supplies. And here I am, almost four years later, living in Ghent and realizing I haven't wrote a shoplog in ages! So here it is, some of the art supplies I bought in 2020. It's not everything, cause I buy a lot (one can never have too many art supplies) and I can not remember every little thing.
I've spend the past weekend in Berlin and besides sightseeing, couchsurfing, eating and walking around, I also went to some fleamarkets and - here it comes - one of the biggest art supplies shops you can imagine. I bought some things in the big artshop, but also in some other shops and on the market, and although everything I bought is very simple and basic, I like to show you what I bought and what I'm planning to do with it.
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 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.
We live in the centre of Brussels in a medium sized apartment and don't have an extra room where I could have my studio or something, so I usually paint in the kitchen. If you would like to see how I organize my painting stuff in my tiny kitchen, than this is your chance.
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.