Friday, June 27, 2014

Patterns in the journal

I love drawing patterns. I even have a special sketchbook dedicated to them. But that does not stop me from drawing them in other places, oh no!

Here are some patterns I drew in my journal with Tombow Dual Brush Markers. They are wonky at best, but who cares? They are colourful and fun and that's all that matters. (And yes, there's a horrible little girl drawing in there too, but you can ignore that one, can't you? Of course you can!)







I'm thinking the last spread might actually make a nice embroidery pattern, especially the circles.

Have a wonderful weekend all! I will be having a good one myself as I'll be off to Amsterdam with a couple of friends for two days. We'll be playing the tourist over there, so it should be fun.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pictures from my Bronckhorst Vacation - Part 3 of 3

From June 8 to 15 I went on a vacation to Bronckhorst, which is in the East of the Netherlands and the area I originally come from. I got to stay at my sisters house, relaxed a lot, read a lot, and explored the old neighbourhood to my hearts content. I went on many long bike rides (I'm talking 20 to 40 miles) and took many many pictures. I'm sharing some of the highlights with you so you can travel with me virtually. 

I will just let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Hope you enjoy the trip!











Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pictures from my Bronckhorst Vacation - Part 2 of 3

From June 8 to 15 I went on a vacation to Bronckhorst, which is in the East of the Netherlands and the area I originally come from. I got to stay at my sisters house, relaxed a lot, read a lot, and explored the old neighbourhood to my hearts content. I went on many long bike rides (I'm talking 20 to 40 miles) and took many many pictures. I'm sharing some of the highlights with you so you can travel with me virtually. 

I will just let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Hope you enjoy the trip!











Friday, June 20, 2014

Pictures from my Bronckhorst Vacation - Part 1 of 3

From June 8 to 15 I went on a vacation to Bronckhorst, which is in the East of the Netherlands and the area I originally come from. I got to stay at my sisters house, relaxed a lot, read a lot, and explored the old neighbourhood to my hearts content. I went on many long bike rides (I'm talking 20 to 40 miles) and took many many pictures. I'm sharing some of the highlights with you so you can travel with me virtually. 

I will just let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
 
Hope you enjoy the trip!












Sunday, June 8, 2014

From the Composition Book

I hadn't worked in my Composition Book for a while, so it was about time I did.

The Composition Book is an A5 sized sketchbook where I do collage compositions just to play with decorative papers and shapes. I like playing with the backgrounds and shuffling different simple shapes around until I get a composition that's to my liking. To finish a page I usually add some pen work.

Here are my latest:










While I made some of the above pages I also took pictures of the process. This is because I intend to do a tutorial on these, so you can try them at home. They are really a lot of fun.
I have all the pictures, but the tutorial post will have to wait until later, because as of now I will be on a little blog break for about ten days or so. See, I have a free vacation trip coming up!

Today I will be leaving for my sisters house, who'll be on vacation herself, to spend a week there like I usually do once a year. A week spend in the east of the Netherlands in the region I originally come from and where my heart still lies. I really look forward to it.

If the weather cooperates I hope to be going on a lot of walks and I will be bringing the 'real' camera for this, so you can expect another couple of slideshows when I get back.

Until then I wish you all a wonderful and artsy week!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coloured Doodles

Recently I've started filling some of my journal pages with doodly drawings and then afterwards colouring them in with markers. The result makes for some very colourful pages.

It takes hours and hours of work to fill a page, but I feel it's worth it.

Hope you like them too!







Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!
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