Hello again, I am so excited about this year and also this post but was not sure what to title it. I’m writing this post at midnight because that is when I mostly work, drinking malt and munching on oreos while watching a New York Fashion runway show of Altuzarra’s AW 15/16 Collection. Sounds a little boring but ”onezzzly” it’s not!
Anyways, I want to just briefly talk about keeping up a drawing habit for 2016. I sometimes suck at maintaining a sketchpad but this year will be different and I hope that you will join me on this one. I heard that doing something consistently over a period of 28-30 days will eventually build up to being a habit. So I decided that this month, starting from today, we will start working on building a drawing habit.
Claire! What are you thinking?? 30days?? I have a freaking job! Lol, yeah I know.
Why do we think we cant do this
It does not have to be a complete sketch or the most beautiful sketch. You don’t have to already be a pro. We are only working on our mind and hands, so a 10 mins sketch will do. You are not too busy, you don’t lack motivation. Lets not think negative already. just give it a shot!
What do I need to get started
All you need is a sketchpad and a pencil. If you want to go deeper with this, you can add on some pencil colours, watercolour and ink. “Dazzall”
Where can I get materials in Nigeria
Yeah! well, Ojuelegba has a bunch of stationary stores which are not so expensive. you can get more expensive brands at ArtWorld in Ojuelegba and Awolowo. I believe they have other branches nationwide.
Okay! So what will we be drawing
Easy stuff!! It will be exciting I promise and you will have a say to what you wish to draw after the first 15 days. I made a list of things I thought will be cool to draw but watching this show kind of made me change my mind. So instead we will be drawing inspirational images of local and international designers. I believe this will be solving two issues.
- Keeping us aware of international designs and designers
- Maintaining a sort of catalog of drawings
The image above has the list for the first 15 days(my favorite designers), after the 15 days we will all suggest on what we would draw for the next 15days. You can research on their work, look up notjustalabel, instagram or vogue for images from the designer, sketch it and post on your page with #drawwithclaire. Whoosh! Let’s begin
I have a very random mix of designers, both new and old designers. Please note that you don’t have to be amazingly awesome at drawing to be part of this. Practice makes perfect. Be rest assured that if you keep at this till the last day your drawing may not be the best but will have improved with 20% . I am so excited to see how we will go with this. Please leave a comment on your thoughts and let me know how your going through with the week. Don’t forget to subscribe!
Happy New Year to you