Hi friends! Today I want to encourage you to draw whatever the heck you want to! Don’t worry if it is too weird or too common. If you are inspired by it, draw it!
I had more fun sketching this colorful ramen bowl than I have on anything else in a long while! Don’t worry if what you want to draw is odd, just draw it!
That’s what your sketchbook is for! Your sketchbook is for YOU! Pick something interesting and challenging and give your brain a good workout as you pick apart how to draw it. When you challenge yourself you grow, and growth is the key to avoiding burnout. If you are feeling bored in your current art/life routine find something that’s a little it bit hard but within reach of your skill level. This approach can apply to any hobby whether it be drawing, sports, music or any skill you wish to improve. Working towards mastering a skill, technique or medium brings long-lasting pleasure and the great thing is with art is there is so much to learn!
Since it is Memorial Day weekend there are bound to be sales and Arteza is offering an
EXTRA 20% off all supplies on their website with coupon code MEMORIAL20 I will link to comparable products that I have personally used from Arteza that would work for today’s tutorial so you can get a deal. Honestly, I have used most of Artezas products and I recommend them highly with the exception of their watercolor paints, they are OK and well priced but there are other budget brands that I prefer. 🙂
This watercolor sketchbook is very similar to what I used today. I also recommend their colored pencils, Gouache (this is the 24 set, 60 set also available), Real Brush watercolor ink Pens (12-96 pen sets available) and Waterbrush set of 5 (pushbutton style, I used these in the video)
*Disclosure: I am an Amazon and Arteza affiliate and I earn a small commission on sales made after clicking on these links. It does not cost you any more to shop through these links (it costs you less if you use the coupon code!) and you help support my blog and youtube channel, thanks!
Specific supplies I used *Feel free to substitute with the supplies you already own.
- Waterbrushes (Arteza, see coupon above)
- Genuine Crafts Real Brush Pens set of 100 (Lovely color selection)
- Fabrino Venice book *Also good is Stillman & Birn beta series mixed media and the Arteza sketchbook mentioned above
- Miya Gouache 18 color set (Comes in a wonderful palette/storage box)
- Prismacolor colored pencils
- White posca pen
- Reference photo
***Memorial Day Sale in my Online School!***
40% off any class with coupon code MEM2019
Click the discount link for the class you want below to learn more about the course and the 40% off coupon will be automatically applied if you choose to purchase it.
- Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor
- Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Foul
- Learn to Draw With Lindsay
- Watercolor Flower Workshop
- Soft Pastel for Beginners
This deal ends on May 28, 2019 but you can take as long as you want to complete the classes so it’s a good chance to stock up while they are on sale!
I hope you enjoyed today’s sketchbook Sunday and til next time happy crafting!