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Creative ZenDoodle + Zentangle Inspired Art & Mindfulness Practice - A 30 Day Challenge!

teacher avatar Ridhi Rajpal, Multidisciplinary Artist & Educator

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Lessons in This Class

33 Lessons (4h 45m)
    • 1. Hello!

      3:02
    • 2. How to Use the Videos

      1:25
    • 3. Supplies Needed

      5:10
    • 4. Day 1 - A Floral Adventure

      11:47
    • 5. Day 2 - Pebbles & Petals!

      14:36
    • 6. Day 3 - Tree Rings Inspired

      11:16
    • 7. Day 4 - Leafy Fun!

      9:59
    • 8. Day 5 - More Leafy Fun!

      6:49
    • 9. Day 6 - Mix It Up!

      13:08
    • 10. Day 7 - Infinity Bubbles

      10:10
    • 11. Day 8 - Webby Blobs

      9:34
    • 12. Day 9 - Fish Scale Flowers

      16:11
    • 13. Day 10 - Your Own Thing!

      11:31
    • 14. Day 11 - An Amusing Ride!

      13:38
    • 15. Day 12 - Blooming Hearts!

      11:23
    • 16. Day 13 - Cracked Earth!

      8:44
    • 17. Day 14 - DNA Inspired!

      5:44
    • 18. Day 15 - Wiggly Tubes!

      8:51
    • 19. Day 16 - Microscopic Cells!

      9:05
    • 20. Day 17 - Easy or Tricky?

      5:09
    • 21. Day 18 - Wings, Shells or Flowers?

      8:52
    • 22. Day 19 - Buckled Up!

      9:32
    • 23. Day 20 - Swirling Leaves

      8:33
    • 24. Day 21 - Connected Caps!

      6:05
    • 25. Day 22 - Ornate Grills

      9:46
    • 26. Day 23 - Flux Overdose!

      6:38
    • 27. Day 24 - Friendly Geometry

      14:06
    • 28. Day 25 - Just Swirls!

      4:55
    • 29. Day 26 - Ginili Variation

      5:52
    • 30. Day 27 - Circular Harmony

      7:07
    • 31. Day 28 - Tea Cup Flowers

      4:37
    • 32. Day 29 - Play with Contrast

      6:07
    • 33. Day 30 - Final Day

      5:40
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About This Class

Have you always been intrigued by the meditative state that pen artists go into when they make their designs? Do the words zen doodle, Zentangle, or pen and ink illustrations excite you?

Well, it's time you give it a shot!

In the last few years, there has been rapid growth in the number of people turning to zen-doodling as a medium of art for relaxation and therapy, helping them cope with their anxiety and stress.

And this course is designed for precisely that - to help you experience calm, joy, and mindfulness.

As you embark on this journey with me, it is my intention to provide you with creative ideas for the next 30 days - that boost your everyday art practice and confidence. You will be fascinated with the outcomes and will experience a unique kind of joy and satisfaction.

My goal is to help you with 30 draw-along projects and nudge you to let your creative juices flow. Each of the designs can be customized in your own way and you are free to add personal touches to the projects.

This course is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike. In 30 days, will see a significant improvement in your strokes, drawing techniques, thought processes, and overall mood!

I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with!

So let’s get started!

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Ridhi Rajpal

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1. Hello!: Hi everyone. A very, very, very warm welcome to all of you, to my Skillshare class. I'm extremely grateful to all of my returning students and super excited to meet new ones. My name is relieved and I am a multi-disciplinary artist and an art educator currently living in New Delhi, India. I love dragging across the world and conducting art workshops or various genres. Apart from this, I also want to create a brand called Rodrigo art, where I sell handmade home decor products, jewelry, original paintings, and surface design friends. I have always been very intrigued by the magic of pen and ink art. As a child, I was always seen dueling flowers and random patterns in all my notebooks and little did I know that time that this relaxing dueling that I was doing would soon grew to become a big Zen and metadata art movement across the globe. In the last few years, I have seen a very rapid increase and growth in the number of people don't into this medium of art for relaxation and therapy, helping them cope with their anxiety and stress. And this course is designed for precisely that to help you experience joy and mindfulness. As you embark on this journey with me, it is my intention to provide you with creative ideas for the next 30 days that booster everyday art practice and confidence. You will be fascinated with the outcomes and will experience a unique kind of joy and satisfaction. Usually when I sit down to fill up a blank page, I'm not sure how much time it's going to take me to fill it up and direly. Sometimes I finish it in 20 minutes and sometimes it takes me a couple of hours. However, for the purpose of keeping the course helpful and productive for people from all walks of life, especially ones with busy work schedules. I have stuck to smaller paper sizes and have increased or decreased the speed of the videos at specific points for you to date bricks as often as you like, or even carry forward on your own leader on at your own pace. My goal is to help you with 30 draw along projects and non-Jew to let your creative juices flow. Each of the designs can be customized in your own way and you're free to add personal touches to all the projects. This course is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike. In 30 days, you will see a significant improvement in your strokes. Drawing techniques, taught processes, and overall mode. I can't wait to see what all of you come up with. So let's get started. 2. How to Use the Videos: All right. So before we get started with the challenge, I just wanted to give you a quick understanding of how to use the videos in this course. Each day's challenge, we'll start with a real-time demonstration of the baton that we will be developing together. This section of the video includes details and strokes, variations and different combinations that you can use. Then I will speed up the video listed. We reach a suitable falls point, these balls points of leases where you're expected to have a certain amount of work on? I finished already so that I can help you add more details and finishing Duchess do it. In some of the videos, we will go back and forth between real-time AM class videos so that you can pause at any point required. I'm Daddy forward from there. I do, however, encourage and recommend you to watch each video, do the MD, and do not skip ahead so that you can understand the step-by-step process and the genes, the final outcome. And also get to enjoy yourself along the process and let go of all the stress and grab your favorite beverage, put on some music you feel like. And we'll get started right away. 3. Supplies Needed: Hello, hello and welcome back. So in this video, we are going to go over the supplies together to make sure that you have everything you need to take up this creative challenge. First, let's talk about the paper. Now. I'm going to be using a six by six inches square journal from a brand called menorah. This is really easily available in India. You are free to choose any other shape or any other size that you might like or whatever is available to you. However, there are two things that you should try to be careful about. Number 1, the paper should be really take, which means that it needs to be a minimum of 120 GSM. Anything above that is good because we are working on Zen art and sometimes we have really heavy inky areas which can make a team of people super soggy and it can spoil your artwork. So take payable ensures that you are going to be able to draw peacefully and easily without spoiling the paper. Secondly, it's also important to make sure that your paper is acid free. Acid free paper ensures that your artwork is going to stay safe. And the colors, and I'm going to fade out over the long period of time. Now, let's talk about the bands. So the first brand that I usually go to is no, ma'am. So this is a CDO point E term that I'm using, which basically means 0.8 m m thickness. And these pens are really good quality. They come in different sizes. For example, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2, so on and so forth. Along with this, I often use the Sakura. Pigma Micron pens also come in different sizes. So they are often numbered 0, 1, 0, 2, so on and so forth. So this is a 0. Do that I have with me. A lot of the work that we're going to be doing is going to be feeded limb, which means we don't really need to worry about sizes. So if you're a beginner, you don't need to invest in so many different sizes of bands. If you just get to standard or three standard bands, It's completely fine. Some of the qualities that I look for in all of these bands is number one, they should have archival in archival ink basically means that your artwork is going to be preserved for a really, really long time. The colors are not going to fade out. And so it's good quality ink in coming from a good-quality nib pen that has archival ink usually is also light fast, which basically means that airborne exposure to harsh lighting or sunlight, the ink is not going to fade out and it's not going to get spoiled. Now the second quality that I look for in my Benz is that they should be waterproof. I like to mix a lot of magazine art stuff with watercolors. And so I don't want my designs to spoil or bleed out, man, I am adding watercolor details to it. It's generally a safe practice even if you're not using watercolors so that your artwork is preserved for a really, really long time. Now both of these brands that I have just mentioned, which is the Sakura, Pigma Micron, and snowman. Both of these bands have these three qualities, which means they're archival ink, like Boston waterproof, these lens of really good quality. And they're kind of like the standard which are used worldwide by a lot of different artists. If you again, to try out a different brand, go ahead and feel free to do so. If you don't have these joint bends or technical bands available with you, you are free to start the challenge even with a regular ballpoint pen. However, just a word of caution that a ballpoint pen he usually has slightly smudgy and it's not always liked fast and waterproof. Just remember that eventually the goal of this 30-day creative challenge is to help you get into a Zen state of mind. So it doesn't really matter what Bieber on what Ben you end up with. It's not necessarily that you're going to create everybody's design as a professional output, It's okay if you just have regular paper and a regular pen, and you can still begin the challenge just as long as you enjoy yourself. A couple of other teams that might come in handy. Number one, I have a campus along with the benzyl. Now it's not necessary for you to have a compass. We can also use circular lives of different jars or boxes in the house. And as long as we have circular outlines, we're good to go. And secondly, there's an eraser. To be honest, I don't encourage using an eraser when it comes to Zen art because I really would want you to enjoy the process of making mistakes and working creatively around them. But if you feel that you want to first start off with the benzyl and if you feel that it's just going to help you boost your confidence. And you want to have an area desert on the side. Feel free to do so. Alright, so that's it. And now we're ready to jumping to day one. 4. Day 1 - A Floral Adventure: Hello, hello, Welcome to Day one of our adventure. I'm super excited to do this with older view. So I'm all set with my two bends and my sketchbook. And today we are actually looking at building of floral buttoned together. So I'm going to open up my sketchbook and I'm actually going to start from the third page. The reason for this is sometimes on the second page you will see this little bit of glue stuck on because of the binding. And that often sort of reduces the width of the page. So this way I wonder you look like a square root anymore. But that's just a personal choice. I mean, you can do it anywhere in your notebook. So now on this page, I want to actually start by building a simple rural baton, something that helps us do warm in, do the challenge and Walmart fingers warm our hands into joining every day. So I am going to start by taking z to do saga Ben. And what we wanna do is draw a simple spiral. So just like you put an a dot and maneuver around and round, like maybe three or four times depending on how big a spiral you want. And then we kind of close it at the end. And then we basically are these petals. So we want to basically put in some way the go the lines. And as you can see, all my battles are not of the same shape and of the same size. And that's completely all right. They can be a little lopsided. It's just a free-flowing, general, sort of imaginary flower. And then I'm going to repeat the same exercise on to, let's say another section somewhere over here, like about diagonally, bottom right. And this time I'm going to draw in another spiral. And I close it. And then we start making these petals again. So as you can see, I'm not really paying attention to the Gulf so much. I'm not really bothered about the sizes. You can have a few for petal flowers, I'm going to be five petals. So this one looks fairly decent as a full battle one. And now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to randomly place these flowers everywhere. One might be age. So we're just basically drawing the outlines right now. And we will get into the embellishments lead on. So I'm going to start placing these flowers randomly on the beach. Sometimes for battle, sometimes five petals. At this point, I'm going to speed up the video slightly to just show you how the placement of the flowers is going to look like. Once you're happy with the placement of the flowers, then we will move on to the next step. Also. If you get notice, one of the things that I'm doing right now is also adding these tiny little dot in the center of those spirals just to make them a little darker and bolder. Now this is purely optional. It's totally up to you if you would like to have a simple spiral or if you just want to put that little dot over there to accent it a little bit. And so I'm doing that so that the flower has like Boulder Center. Take your time to draw these flowers as for your own bees and comfort and don't be in a rush, place them on the beach. Intuitively, you will automatically feel like the single flower at an area which is really big in MD. So just go with an intuitive process and just try to listen to that inner voice and start fixing the flowers whenever you feel like. And if you feel like you want to pause the video, feel free to do that. Once you come back, we will pick up from exactly where we left off. All right. So I'm quite happy with the placement of the flowers, and I'm also quite happy with the sizing and the radiation. If you see I've done some of them as petaled flowers as well. So that's completely fine as long as you're happy with the way they look. And now what we wanna do is draw a frame or a border around these flowers that we have done. So I'm using a thicker pen. Now I'm using as your file. And I want to actually do an on-the-ground to be able to draw this easily. So I'll start with the left edge, and I'll start by placing a dot over there. That's the point when I'm beginning from. And then draw like a vb line. Now this line, my Dutch, some of your flowers, it might go under some of your flowers and that's completely okay. You might even have like a half flower coming from the corner. And overlapping it and that's fine. Now on Bobo, this wavy line, I'm going to add like a small curve and then just blend that in right there. So it's kind of like adding a ticker element on do the existing line that we already have. And just smoothing that out a little bit over there. Don't get too hung up on it because once the whole design comes in filius, you won't really notice minor flaws. And then I'm going to do the same thing on this other section as well, but I'm basically now adding or dip and filling that in with black. So it's basically just to add some variation to the line that it's going from ten to take them back to ten, back to fade back to Penn. And now I'm going to draw like a continuation of this by going to the other end. So that's my dog, Cornell. And what I want to do is I want to make sure that I'm continuing this on all the both sides from the exact point where the b, this line was finished. So I'm gonna take it now on the bottom edge and drying it real slowly and smoothly. Bring it all the way to the end. Do to your sketchbook or your sheet of paper as many times as you like to get this comfortably placed. So you can see I've got this over here now on this side. And I'm going to take care to all the way down and joining it in. Right, so we've got this nice little frame. Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to beat the process of these lines by going in a vertical manner. And if you feel that it's easier for you to work horizontally instead, you can only stay with the notebook around. For now. I'm just placing a vertical line. It doesn't necessarily have to shadow the movement or the outline of the previous line. But has to be pretty much the same goal, the structure that we did earlier. And then I'm going to place another div, this time, hero, which is slightly different from the div that we had earlier. So basically we're just trying to create some interest by adding thick and thin lines. And the bag will add another girl over there and fill that up as well. And then I'm going to basically to be this whole exercise. So you can add these dips at any point that you like. And just like a few on each of the lines. Like we don't want to do too many of them because otherwise the whole section would look really, really dark and board, we're just adding few of these. So I'm just going to speed up the video to show you how some of these lines are going to look like. Okay, so we keep on going like that. And if you feel that you want to draw all the lines first and then do the lips. That's perfectly fine as well. Sometimes people find it more comfortable if they do all the lines first and then get into the ribs rather than getting hung up on doing one line then the day of and underline them to do. So, do whichever processes easier for you and whatever puts you in a state of mind. Now, before we continue further on these lines, I also want to show you how exactly the finished design is going to look like. And for that, I'm going to focus on this one little flower over here. Now, what we wanna do is make this flower stand out a little bit against this kind of like, sort of like a tiger stripe background that we're creating, like this wavy line background. And over here, I'm just going to add these little dips onto the flower girls as well. So these petal curves will also have these slight tick dips or bumps, which are going to make some of those edges a little more love. You don't have to do it all around the petal. Just some depths or some of the goals can be accentuated a little bit. And that makes your flower stand out a lot more than, and then the weight is looking right now. And another team that you can do to ornamental flower and make it look a lot more detail is to add these little sort of go the lines, something like Booleans or winds, which are sort of coming out of the center of the flower. So you can add these to read aloud your flower. You can also put in tiny dots or some other kind of mapping to fill the inside of the flower, whatever you prefer. There's no right or wrong way to do this. You just have to go with an intuitive sort of galling and do whatever comes naturally to you. So now I am again going to speed up the video is for you to see how the end product is going to look like. And so I'm going to put in a lot of these lines and then start getting into and making the depths. There are a couple of variations that you can do to this design. For example, you could always do one, pick a line with the depths and then do, do regular ones and then come back to line with the dates and then do regular ones and so on so you can wear it again alternate lines. You could also avoid making the dog and the bottom sort of boundaries and straight away go from the top edge of the people do the bottom edge of the paper. And of course you can do these diagonally, horizontally or any other way that you feel like. And as far as the, as far as the flowers are concerned, you can always do a different type of flower or sunflower or some other kind of lava that can look nice against this background. So you're always free to customize these designs and really get into the exam state of mind and find out what is it that appeals to you aesthetically and what pleases your eye and just customize the design according to that. Alright, so we're almost done here. And this is what the final pattern is going to look like. This is one of my favorite buttons. I love drawing these wavy curvy lines again and again in so many of my artworks. And I hope you enjoyed making this do. I would love to see all your pictures in the project section. I hope you're happy with the outcome. I will now see you tomorrow with another really cool and exciting baton. Can't wait to meet you guys again. Bye-bye. 5. Day 2 - Pebbles & Petals!: Hi everyone. Welcome to Day 2 of our creative challenge. I'm super excited to teach a new baton today. So this was the baton that we made yesterday, and I'm very happy to see some of the projects that have already been put up on the student community as well as on social media. So let's move over to a blank page and start working on our design for today. So yesterday we did a flow rule baton where we had flowers scattered all over the page along with a really interesting background. Today, I thought we could actually zoom in and focus on one flower. However, this flower is not going to be shown in its entirety. We're just going to focus on a particular angle of the flower and only show about a quarter of it. So I'm going to start working with my micron bends again today. And I will start with a typical band and then move on to kinda ones later on. So I'm going to begin with 0.05 and place big flower from the bottom corner. So I will first start by drawing like an off. This basically gives us the CTO, Let's say the center of a flower. And then I'm going to start drawing the petals around it. So I'm going to use the same technique that we did yesterday. Except this time we're just focusing on making like a few battles instead of the whole flower. And for today I thought it would be nice if you could actually create on molecular level. So it could be like more petals behind. So that's what I'm doing over here. And these are just really go V lines free-flowing. It doesn't matter that they're less stable or more really, everyone has their own personal style. So what do you make is going to be truly yours? And I'm just going to add a few more battles like that. Great. So we have like three deal flower now. Alright, so that looks quite good. Now what we wanna do is start adding some of the details inside this flower. I'm going to actually focus on the center or that circular arc that we have made much leader on. First we'll start filling in the details of the petals. For this, I'm going to move to a Tino Ben. So I'm going to start using a Z to do for this. And we're just going to add some nice lines over here which are going to act as wins. Now, these lines can begin from anywhere. I usually like to start off from somewhere in the middle of the petal and then kind of follow them along. It's okay if they're not equidistant in the beginning. It might take a little bit of practice to get them equidistant. But for now, you can just go with the free flowing hand and see the wind's really hopping up nicely. So I'm going to leave a little bit of gap, as you can see in a couple of these wins that we are drawing. So this is almost like adding a little bit of highlight on your flower. You don't need to do this on every battle, but we're just gonna do this on a couple of them. So you can understand how this variation also works. I just like to add these little, little batches because even though we're doing a lot of whimsical imaginary flowers, there's a little bit of sort of touch with reality when we add these little highlights into a line drawings. And that's about it. So now the rest of them are going to be covered pretty much in full length. And you've seen always Yoda reached a really narrow section. So I'm just going to take it from the edge and fill up those spaces from the corner itself. So the lines have to basically move from one end to the other. You can keep building your notebook around to find a suitable drawing and Google yourself. There's no hard and fast rule that they have to go from top to bottom or bottom to top. You can draw with whichever angle is comfortable for you. It's okay for a couple of lines meet in the center. That looks very, very nice. If they, if they sort of touch each other and they kind of get into angled, it gives a really nice realistic effect. Or it makes the better look a little gov, which is really interesting as well. So I'm just gonna do the same thing on the center, but we'll do, and this is exactly what we're gonna do on all the petals. So I'm going to now take the lines from that one particular point. So. Can sometimes take the lines from diverging from one particular point, or you could try and give them badly with consistent gaps. Both of the results look very, very nice. So now I'm gradually trying to space them out. So this one is not from that center point. And it's actually slightly OV. So you see that the lines that actually coming out from a particular point, the glib, this nice, interesting dark batch, which makes it look as if the metal is getting goal of the full load over there. And then when we add these other lines which are spaced out, really enhances that you could go. Great. So now I'm going to speed up the video a little bit so that you can see how I have finished up all the battles. Okay? So the battles are now looking quite nice and I have filled up all of them. So I only decided to leave one other highlight on the other battle. And I didn't do any highlights on the back petals. It's totally your choice. How many highlights you like in your flower. Now we're going to start working on the background. And since this is aligned, flower, which is slightly lighter, I thought it would be interesting to add a contrasting darker or boiled or background. And I'm going to start by putting in some striped lines over there vertically and then crossing them horizontally to make a checkered background. Now, you don't need to have absolutely straight lines. So don't worry if your lines are a little bit wobbly and that's completely fine. I'm going to draw a field to show you how even my lines are very loose. And I don't really focus on trying to make them string it. So we have the vertical lines now. Okay, and now let's start placing the horizontal lines. If you feel like you want to move the sketchbook around or different angle, feel free to do so. Again, as you can see, the lines are not going to do the straight. They're making these uneven sort of squares or rectangles. And that's exactly what I'm looking for. Okay, almost done here. All right, so now what we're gonna do is start adding some details inside of the squares that we have drawn. I want to give it like a pebble look. So I'm going to draw some orbs inside of these by just adding some gold lines in each of the squares. And once I would forgo of lines, I'm just going to follow that in and shape the orbit little bit so that it looks like there is a table inside of a square frame. So we're not looking at perfect circles, which is why I said we are looking at making orbs or pebbles instead of so goods. Right? So that's one, I'm gonna do another one to show you what it looks like. So we put in our code for that. And sometimes you might feel like you want to extend the line and actually drawing the whole pain instead of drawing four separate ox. And that's fine. All right? And now we basically repeat this process for all of them. So sometimes you can even put in smaller ones. If you see this one is slightly more, more like an oval or an egg shape sitting horizontally. So that's fine. Just keep moving your notebook on our own to find angles which I easy for you to work at. And we want to keep adding these orbs inside. I'm going to now speed up the video to show you how the background is going to look like. Once you have all of these pebbles placed in. Okay, so the pebbles are all sitting in nicely now and I quite like the way the background has turned out. Now. I do want to however, make sure that the flower pops out a little bit more. So I just want to make it stand out and really enhance the foreground. So just like we did yesterday, I'm going to add in some more tickle lines or edges to the corners of these petals. And this is the same thing that we did yesterday where we added some dips and then we fill those in. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do now. The beauty of these depths is that you can never go wrong with them. Even if the dip is a little deeper than you have imagined, it's just going to make it look as if the battery is growling in words. And that's completely fine. So just go with your gut and try to put these dips intuitively. I'm again going to speed up the video with just a little bit to show you how my flower looks after I have added all of these little dips and bumps. Okay, that looks pretty good. All right, so now that we're done with the flower as well as the background, the only thing that's left for us to work on is that little arc or that center of the flower that we have left, MD. So I'm going to start by putting in some small circles. This is something we really commonly see in most flowers where we have these little colon or Santos and they usually have these little circular elements on them. So I'm just going to add these little orbs. Again, don't be worried if these are not coming out to be perfect circles and just place them randomly of different sizes. Right? And now it's actually pretty simple. We're going to fill in all of these circles with little tiny dots inside just to add some interest. And once we're done with the dots, we're going to just color the rest of the area of black. If you feel like you want to switch over to an even pick up Ben to color the area black. Feel free to do so. And since this is the last step for today's challenge, I'm going to speed up the video again for you to see how it's coming along. I really hope you enjoyed making the design today are quite like working with circles and lines. And you will see this frequently in a lot of my artworks. And I'm pretty sure once you start developing different designs of your own, the lines and circles are going to be your go-to fellows for almost every MD gap that you are going to see in your ADH works. These are agreed to add interesting detail. Do a lot of specific batches or certain sections in your painting which require more detail. All right, so we're done for today. And I will see you tomorrow with yet another interesting project. See you soon. 6. Day 3 - Tree Rings Inspired: Hi everyone. Welcome back to day 3 of our challenge together. I'm super-excited to do to this button. It is one of my favorites. So without much delay, let's get started. So what I've decided to do today is do what reading pattern, but with a slight twist. So I'm basically going to draw some rectangles and squares over here. But as you can see, all of these rectangles and squares that I'm drawing are not with sharp edges. So I'm giving them, I'm basically giving them some rounded edges. And as you can see, the line is also looking a little VV at one of the ends. And that's completely fine. So basically we are trying to create sort of like a mosaic or lipid bi-layer look, but not even dial. So I'm kind of placing these blocks like puzzle pieces depending on the space for them at. And now, depending on the paper size that you're using, you can extend the sizing of the blocks accordingly, right? So now as you can see, I filled up almost half my beach. And what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to continue putting the shapes to the bottom. I'm using a 005 pen, which is slightly take it honestly doesn't matter which size of the band you pick up at this point in time because we're going to end up coloring the background in black. So it's okay if you have enough n for now. It's the details inside which might over which we are going to do within our band. Okay? So now that my squares and rectangles are all set, like I said, we're gonna take a little bit of inspiration from G drinks and start to put that kind of abandoned inside. But this is going to be slightly different. Feedings usually have concentric circles and yes, we are going to try to do something similar, but follow the outline of the squares and rectangles that we have done. And I'll take a ton open for this. So I'm going to use as you do. So I'm going to give you a small example. Now, starting with my first square over here. As you can see, I've drawn a straight line. Then I'm taking a little bit of an empty gap and then continuing the line and joining it over there. Now repeat the exercise with the next one. Now these gaps that we have, the broken lines that I'm drawing, it's not necessary for you to have a lot of them. And it's also not necessary for you to have in all of the lines. So what we're really trying to do is sort of create like an uneven outline or like an uneven echo or repetition of what we already have on the border and just going inwards from there. So I've left a couple of gaps here now and then as I go forward, I'm not leaving any gaps again. So as you go narrower and narrower, you'll reach that nice sendoff. It's okay if the lines that a little uneven, it just adds to that sort of woody texture that we're trying to create. And by the time you reach inside, you will realize you have just enough space to put one tiny little oval over there. Right? So we want to repeat this exercise on the rest of the boxes as well. So now for example, in the second one thing that's a little uneven and smoothing that and then we get here. So I'm just going to equal this out completely. And now I've left only one gap this time. And this time I again go inside, making another line, leave a gap again at that corner. And then one more. Again with that little gap, you can go from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to top, whatever is easy. And keep diluting your notebook around to make it easy for yourself. So now this insight box, I didn't leave any space at all and that's what I'm going to do. So now I accidentally touched it over there but I wouldn't actually call it an accident. I would actually, I'm actually quite lucky this happened because this kind of little organic textures that are hard to achieve in your planning out everything in your head. So I'm quite happy that that happened. And if that happens in your drawing, just let it be because it's just going to make it look a little more organic. And I wouldn't say realistic because we're not exactly leading to feelings, but it just makes it look a little more interesting. Okay, so now I'm going to beat this baton on all of the boxes that we have created. Those narrow gaps that I'm leaving are going to be quite less in this one because this is a fairly narrow structure. All right, so now I'm going to speed up the video a little bit so that you can see how the rest of the pattern looks like once all the boxes are filled in. All right, so all my boxes analogy ready? And I quite like the way the structure has turned out to be. And if you do this on a big O people, you'll find this even mode enjoyable because just drawing these lines is such a soothing expedience. Now what we're gonna do is start adding some takeover bids. Do some sections of these lines that we have drawn. So over the last couple of days we have done these bumps and dips on different lines, right? So it's similar to that except this time we're not looking at very, very deep bumps and very deep dips. We're actually looking at just putting in sort of like little bolo highlights here and there. And so it's kind of just like adding some stylistic touches to what you have already created in this treating sort of fashion. And so I'm not really planning out which lines exactly I want to do this on. But instead I'm looking at like a sense of balance. So for example, if I have something on the top right of the box, I'm trying to do it at the bottom right. If I have too much of Doc sports on the, on the right side, then I want to balance it on the left and so on and so forth. So I'm just adding these little exons get in there. If you feel like you want to do this with a thinner pen so that it doesn't become to take by accident, feel free to do that. It's completely fine. And now we're going to be this exercise on pretty much all the boxes. So I'm just gonna do this one binding one over here. And then, uh, we're gonna to beat this on the rest of the boxes. So you can actually see how much of a difference those dark lines I'm making. So it already starts to look a little more like a trading, right? So let's do it on all of them. And I'm again going to speed up the video a little bit to show you how the final output is going to look like. Okay, So that looks pretty nice. I'm quite happy with the way these boxes have turned out to be. Now what we're gonna do is add like these sort of dog-like structures which are going to be in the middle of these feelings. So we're just going to put them very organically, not really thinking too much about it. Just put them randomly Hilton there. These are not necessarily touching the lines and we just add these dark patches, these kind of like dark spots here and there to just accent some bits. A little bit more. Okay. So I'm again going to speed up the video to show you what the final product will look like. After we've added these little patches, which I personally call Dalmatian patches because the kind of remind me on dalmatian dogs. So let's see what this is going to look like. All right, and that brings us to our last step, which is the easiest and simplest and the most relaxing, which is to color the rest of the space is black. So everything that we have as the Bordeaux or the empty space outside of these little boxes. We're going to color them black. Now, you can choose to do this with a tick up in so that it follows faster. It's totally up to you what kind of a pen you want to use over here. Some people also prefer using black acrylic paint or using black gouache or black watercolors, anything that you like. However, if you do end up choosing to work, we'd go Azure watercolors, then it's important that you are specifically working on watercolor people. Otherwise, the people might become like really wrinkly and it might McCullough. So the final product is going to look something like this. And this is actually obey very interesting filler pattern. So even if you are working on some of those and doodle or the dangled designs later on. And you'll have like empty batches that you need to fill up these kind of concentric lines or circles or even these gray boxes like we have made today, are a very, very good filler pattern. So I hope you found today's exercise to be relaxing and soothing and I can't wait to see all your results in the project section. I will see you again tomorrow with yet another interesting baton. Do Dan feel free to reach out to me for any questions or simply to just say hi, and I will see you tomorrow. Bye bye. 7. Day 4 - Leafy Fun!: Hi everyone. Welcome back. Today four of our creative jellybeans together. So over the last few days we've been working on different designs which have in world a lot of different steps. And for today I taught we're going to keep it simple. So the number of steps are going to be less. But the design will still look very pretty and you leave a very satisfied with it. This design will definitely put you in a Zen state of mind anytime of the day because it's also being entered so relaxing. So we're going to start with making a goal of line. As you can see, there's a little bit of a bump at the bottom and then as we go up, it sort of goes inwards. And then I'm going to draw another line like that outwards. So it's almost like, like putting in sort of like a paisley shape in together. Or you can also think of it like a gold leaf. Now, along with this gold leaf, I'm going to just put a non-local of line. And that little gap that we have or that little section, I'm just going to fill that up with small little orbs. It's okay if they don't come out to be perfect circles. Some of them would be circles, some of them would be all wills, and that's completely fine. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to put them some line work over here. So I'm just going to go from the bottom and start tracing the lines in the direction of that leaf. A little similar to what we did with the flower allele, the big flower that we did indeed do. However over there, we were not really tracing the direction of the petal. But in this particular case, as you can see, the kind of like joining up over there in the center. And it's getting darker over that and that, and that'll do the cross-section of the center and the deep rather. So we're just going to take these lines and that's almost like we're going to have shadowing the previous line and trying to fill that in. Okay? So now what we're gonna do is all of this empty space that we have around the circles. We're going to color them black. So I'm just going to fill these in. So I am using a 0 to Ben today. And if you feel like you want to go bigger name. So let's say instead of zero-point, do if you want a date like those 0507. That's fine. Do so that it helps you fill up the spaces. Foster Dulles suddenly I enjoy working with a medium-sized pen so that it's not sold him that I get frustrated finishing up the design and so that I can actually move on and do other things during the day. And so it doesn't take too much of my time, but at the same time it's not. So we'll take that I get done with it really quickly and, you know, it doesn't give me a relaxing effect at all. So I like to work with a medium-sized name. Again of looks comfortably for me. However, as I'm doodling is very, very intuitive and personal experience. So everyone is going to have their own different choices. Okay, now that we have the one allele for the one daisy petal shape ready? We're going to try to fill up more shapes around. And for this, we don't want to immediately start by putting a button next to it. So I'm just going to start by taking one at the top. And it's almost as if this one is underneath the one that you just drew. Now this side on this petal, and we're gonna do the globe on their left side instead. So it's almost like it's continuing to this kind of like that people that edge, Let's coming over there. So I'm going to skip that. And for the left edge over there as if it's getting hidden. And then I'll put in the circles. And I'm just going to speed this up a little bit for you to see how this battle is going to look like once the line work is finished and once the species that also filled in. Okay, so in this case, if you see I did the line work in such a way that I was actually shadowing that I'd say to the bedroom. So it doesn't matter which side you end up choosing to shadow. And I haven't got loaded right now I'm going to follow this lead on ones. All the battles are done. So now I'm drawing some other extra shapes. So I'm kind of like trying to stack them one on top of the other and sometimes sort of overlap them. So we want to try to create like this interesting sort of layering with all of these different, different petals that we're drawing. You can have that little dark badge of circles I did on the left side or on the right side on each of these. So for example, in this case I'm taking it on the left side and sort of taking that under the previous one. So try to have a mix of sizes. And whatever empty space that you'll find, you can color that in black. You can choose to do the coloring later on once you're done with the whole patent. Or you can follow as you go along. Though personally, what I found with most people, with my conversations, with my students and others is that the light to do the same step again and again, which is the whole concept behind working on Zen art of any kind, that you do the same step repeatedly. So it's always good to first finish all your line work and then come back and then do the bell rings. So we draw the shapes than we do on the lines. And then we come back and do all the little circles are the old terms and then the black patches. However, if you feel that you want to do one shape at a time, that's also good approach. So I'm just going to fill these out. And now it's fairly the better do from this point. So like I said, today's baton doesn't have too many steps in it. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to now speed up the video and actually dequeue to the point where I have finished up my InDesign. And as I'm speeding along the video, you can see some of the progress that we am placing the shapes. And if you're using a similar sized people and you need a little bit of help in placing your petals are pleasing your leaves. You can take some composition ideas from what I'm doing and try to finish it up. Okay? So this is how the full composition is going to look like once it's finished. And even though the number of steps today are quite less bullet element. So the element being the leaf, it will still take you a little bit of time to finish this up in. That's purely because of the line work that we have. So I want you to try and get those curvy lines in innovating dimensional fashion. So that it really, really puts you in a Zen state of mind and try to focus on spacing them out, put on some music. And really enjoy the process of making these lines. Okay, so this is almost done and you can see that the black colorings are bringing a wonderful contrast to the lines that we have drawn inside of these petals. You can always modify this design. As for your own tastes and preferences, you can be creative and you can try to do different shapes instead of just petals, all instead of using the orb outlining, you can even do some other shapes, for example, triangles of spirals or anything else that you would like to do on the sides instead of the little orbs. So this is a very wonderful structure to place on any kind of design that you're working with a floral pattern. And you need some interesting wilderness or some kind of leafy filler. So this works really, really well over there. And if you do to the Jews to make these as asymmetrical design, this would even make for a wonderful baton blueprint on dresses or other kinds of products such as bags or wallpaper. And so much more. So the possibilities or for leafy design on endless. And especially when they didn't monochrome because they, they really add some stylistic accents, do stylish accents to our homes. So I'm pretty sure that you will enjoy working with this baton Y2 beta. And the possibilities are simply, simply amazing. All right, so we're done with this for today. And I'm gonna see you tomorrow once again with another button. And I'm super excited for day 5. I will see you soon. 8. Day 5 - More Leafy Fun!: Hi everyone. Welcome to Day 5 of our creative challenge together. I'm very excited to introduce a new button once again to you today. So today we're again going to do a leafy pattern, but this is going to be slightly different from the one that we did yesterday. Yesterday we were looking at a slightly bolder approach in terms of strokes and contrast. But today it's going to be a slightly lighter button, something which is a little easy on the eye. So I'm going to start by making a curved line. And it doesn't matter if you go with the other week. So I call the line and then I put like these little teardrop shapes along the line trying to indicate the leaves. So the curved line basically acts like a stem. And then I'm putting in the leaves. So I'm actually using the 0.5 pen for this. You can use a different size span. It doesn't really matter. All died. And as I'm going down and making these teardrop shapes a little smaller. Now what I'm going to do is just somebody from around the left side. I'm again going to take another, which is again going to be another stem. And once again, I'm going to start making these teardrop shaped leaves. So as you can see, I'm basically trying to make sure that the leaves are kind of wing along that little cove, trying to keep them almost equidistant. But it's okay. One or two of them are slightly for that a BAD, we just makes it look a little more organic and natural. Right? So we have this stem going along them just near the people corners. It gets a little tricky, but it's if you just twist it around a little bit, we can still manage. Okay? Now as you see, I've tried to keep both the stems really, really close together. A soul. They're not ready for that apart because we don't want to leave too much of the people MD and we want to fill it up with the button. So I'm going to do this other cool and repeat this exercise over here. And there is no set way in which we want to draw these curves. So they can be of different lengths and they can be at different angles. We're trying to build an organic pattern. And the beauty of an organic pattern is that you have the freedom to twisting don't things and move around wherever you like. It also find that the number of the DOD leaves are not seem on either side of the stem. So that's also okay. You basically have the freedom and the flexibility to move around quite a bit. All right, Now that we have all of these tea leaves ready, we want to basically try and start to add some details in it. So the details are going to be fairly simple for today. And a UAV, we do obviously manipulate and change them around. So I'm going to alternate it in such a manner that I'm going to follow one leaf, black. And then the one next to it or adjacent to it is going to have this tiny little line and then a dot. So then I again follow this one. And then I move ahead and do the line and a dot. Now it's okay if you don't want to do a line and adored and instead, if you wanted to, well, maybe a different design inside of it or a different fill as we call it, inside of the teardrop shape. You're welcome to do that. And so I continue this exercise. And as always, you have the freedom to first draw the outlines of all the leaves and then come back and do the details and the color-coding. It really depends on whether you like to do one stamp, stamp metadata name, or if you want to pause dual the outlines, then come back and do the details. It's totally up to you. It's completely flexible. Right? So we're going to keep adding more details like this. So I'm just going to speed up this tiny little section so that you can see what this finished stem is going to look like. Okay? So now I'm going to come back and do the details of the other stems in a bit. But I want to show you what we're gonna do with all these empty spaces that were left behind. So it's pretty simple. We're just going to put an adored and then put in a circle around it. So it's kind of like a decorator 5'10 element. And you can put them as independent dots or like clusters. You can even join them together. So I'm trying to leave a little bit of gap between them and trying to put them in groups. Right. So it's totally up to you. How many of these would you I mean, how many of these you would like to add over here. So it's an organic design. So again, it's flexible if you wanted to look really heavy on the people and completely busy and field, then you can add a lot of the dots and you can completely skip them if you prefer, just the leaves. So I continue the same exercise and then I'm going to start adding more stems. And now i'm, I'm again going to speed up the video from this point on because the steps are going to be pretty much the same. However, if you're using a similar sized people, you can look at the progress that I'm doing in terms of how I'm changing the angles of the stems and how I'm placing them or underneath each other or sometimes overlapping each other due to just get some ideas on composition. And this is pretty much it. So this is the pattern for today. I would love for you to customize the baton and really date time and enjoy every stroke over here and then show me the final output. I'd be very, very happy to comment on all the projects that you submit in the project section, or even if you want to share them with me on social media, I'm very happy to give my feedback. So I will see you again tomorrow the way the, another exciting Patton. And I hope you have a good day. See you. Bye bye. 17. Day 14 - DNA Inspired!: Hi everyone and welcome to day 14 of our creative challenge. Can you believe that today we're actually finishing up two full weeks of creative designs together. This is definitely an exciting milestone for me and I'm sure it's the same for you. So let's dive into the baton photo data. Today's exercise is going to be very simple and so the video is pretty short and easy to follow along. And we're going to first start off with a pencil. So with a pencil, I'm basically going to start by making a wavy line like this. I'm kinda going to curve it and take it back up there like that. Now, you're free to do this horizontally. But I just did it vertically. So now I'm just criss crossing that line and it kinda forms like a little chain. So today's pattern is actually inspired by DNA models. And I thought this would be an interesting exercise to explore patterns. And so basically what I'm doing right now is repeating that same thing and doing it one small, right? So you can see that the loops that are created are kind of like unequal and that's completely okay. Now, the intention is to fill up the whole page like this, but for the purpose of demonstration, I'm only going to show you just do these for now. Now I'm using a 0 200 micron. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to start by making these tiny little orbs just along that pencil line that we drew. And then ever-so-slightly, very gently just crossing over and coming to the side. So I'm gonna do this all along this curvy line that we have drawn. Now today's exercise is going to be of freedom total exercise again, which means I'm going to be showing you bits and portions of the design. And then I'm going to leave you with a little bit of inspiration for you to finish off the design in your own way. So you get to again choose the final output and what you would like to make it look like. So it's totally up to you. Okay, so I'm just going to finish putting up these orbs. A couple of them have gotten a little messy, but that's from D. D. Okay. So I'm just going to finish it all the way over here to the bottom. Alright? And so once I've done this, I'm basically going to repeat this same exercise for the other side as well. So I'm quickly just going to speed this up and take you to the point where I have done that already. All right, so now that the altered all placed in nicely, we are going to start filling up the details inside those little chain like elements that we made. And for this, what I'm going to do is start by making some horizontal lines. So I make a thin one and then I'm going to make the next one is slightly takeoff slightly below. Then I'm going to come back, make a thin one again. And then another 10 one. And then I'm going to make the next one boulder. So essentially what I'm doing is I'm making horizontal lines, but I am following no particular order. And I'm making them thick and thin as I go along. So this is what I'm going to do to fill up my first DNA module. So to say. Now, what I would like you to do for today's exercise is explore some other ways in which you can fill up these little gene like elements. So you could probably do each separate section as a different design. All you could do one complete chain with one design and then the next chain with an under design and the third chain with another one and so on and so forth. So the idea is to explore different ways of adding Philip Adams into an existing space. I'm going to a given space. So you have these nice sort of chain like elements which have been formed. And I would like you to look at these pieces individually and see how you want to fill them up. So that's what we're gonna do today. Now, one of the things that I personally decided to do after filling up all my gene like elements is to start adding some coloring into those little orbs as well. So I thought it would look nice if I did one more hold and then or one black and one white and black and white and so on and so forth. That's also something that you can explore. And so basically this is the framework for today's exercise. And now I really want you to try and explore your own creativity and fill up the design and show me what you'll come up with. So I'm going to show you my version of this design tomorrow. And I would love to see your versions coming up in the project section. So that's it for today. And I will see you tomorrow with another exciting exercise. See you Bye-bye. 18. Day 15 - Wiggly Tubes!: Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative challenge together. Today we have only 15, which means that we are midway through our challenge. And I think now is the time to sort of take a moment and bad yourselves on the back and be very, very proud of your achievements so far. Developing a habit takes a certain amount of time and persistence and dedication. And all of you have been able to do it for 15 days straight. So that's an achievement in itself. All right. So now let me quickly show you how I managed to finish up yesterday's baton. So this is what I did yesterday. I was initially thinking that I wanted to change the decorative elements inside the little sort of go the ships inside the little blobs that we had formed. But then I decided that I wanted to look a little more in harmony. And so I continue making the line fatten. And I didn't like the background to be just spleen white. And so I ended up putting in dots of different sizes. So that's what I did for my yesterday's exercise. And now let's move on to today's pattern. So for today's button on, the number of steps are again or a little less. But this is a meditative baton and a wonderful exercise purely because of the opportunity that it offers us do certain sections of the design that we're making today. So for this, I'm first going to start by drawing out a zigzag line like this. Now you see that I'm drawing out the zigzag line. I'm actually going the lions instead of making it sharp edge. Now once I have these sections in place, I'm further dividing it by following the outline of the existing section and then looking inwards. So you can see that while doing so, when I'm trying to change the angle or the goal of the line, some of the lines are becoming thicker and some of them are becoming tunnel. And that's completely okay. So for example over here also, one of them is taken as tin. That's fine. When odd looking at absolutely equally distance sections. And now if you have a longer BIBO, you probably have more sections than me. So that's completely okay too. Okay. Now the next step is very, very simple. In each of these lines that we have drawn, we are going to further divide them by putting in some C-shape lines. So I'm going to start from the other end because there's very little space on that other corner. So I'm basically drawing these goals on one of the lines. And then on the next line, I'm going to change the direction of the goals. So the previous one was going counterclockwise and then this is going clockwise. So here I'm actually sort of writing the alphabet C. And then the next line, again, I'm going to reverse it. So I'm going to go the other direction. And now as you can see, one of the things that I'm doing over here is that while I'm making these sections, there's sort of like bricks. So the outlines that I'm drawing on every meeting each other, every time that I'm creating a section. It's somewhere in the middle of the lines that we have created on the previous slide. So for example, if you are placing it in the middle, and then I'm basically finding out where the empty sections are or the MD spots are between though P This one's and then releasing it. Now it doesn't matter if they're not equal. We're going on looking at equidistant sections, but we do want to make sure that the lines don't intersect. Alright, so I'm going to continue the same way and I'm going to speed up the video and show you what it looks like ones all the sections I filled out. Okay. Almost done. And so just this last one. Okay, Now, one of the things I realize was that over Yoda in this particular corner, the OG was not really touching the edge of the people. So I just continued to extend the dues which will over and under that, OK. And I just pretended that the fumes that kind of meeting over there. So that's what I did. Now this is, this was actually a tiny little mistake which I tried to deal with creatively. And that's the joy in grid of doodling. That mean you can actually tweak the mistakes and nobody will ever really know if it was a mistake or an intentional design element that you introduced. So that's the funny. Alright, so now I'm going to switch to a name. So I'm going to switch to a 0.84 seconds omicron because we're now going to be focusing on validating each of these alternate. So the next step is very, very simple. Once I have the ticket name, I'm just going to do very carefully color out alternate sections that we have drawn. So for example, I'm going to color this one. So I leave the first one weight and I'm going to do the second one black. And then in the next rule, I'm going to start with black. And men leave the next one, white and black and so on and so forth. Now while you're coloring, it's very easy for our hand. Do sort of slip out and color out of the lines, so to say. But the beauty of this design lies in trying to maintain that little symmetry that we have pleaded, that it will sectioning that we have done. So in order for the designed to not look walk, and in order for it to look the way it is right now, the coloring needs to be done on a little bit neatly so that we can see each of those sections individually clearly. But at the same time, once your whole badness followed, it is sort of going to become a little bit like an optical illusion. And so that makes the bat and look very, very interesting. Great. So this is pretty much it for the last step. So I'm going to speed up the video and show you what it looks like once the complete design is almost finished. Okay, So now as I'm coloring along, you can see that the optical illusion really starts to appear on the beach. So I filled up the whole page in that same way. And so this is what the final output looks like. Now some of you might even want to add further details into this existing design. So you can always go back to those MD whitespaces and fill them up with lines or dogs or any other backend medical field like and make it a little more detailed. So I leave that to you. And so this is the exercise for today. And I will see you tomorrow with another creative fatten. Bye-bye. 19. Day 16 - Microscopic Cells!: Hello, hello and welcome back to well, a creative challenge. Today we are on day 16, and I'm very, very happy to introduce a new button. Do you? This baton that I'm about to show you today is something that was requested by a lot of you on my social media pages. And I taught it so great baton to introduce in the class. So this is basically something that I developed after I came across a few pictures on stock photography website. And it is to do with microscopic cells. So we basically start by placing a few rules on our beach. And I'm using a very, very thin band today I'm using 01 because when I switch to the details inside, I want them to be quite thin and quite fine. But if you have any other nip size, that works fine as well. I don't quite remember what exactly was dead inside the picture. I think it was these cells, I think blonde cells or some sort of cells of a particular organism shown under the microscope. And I'd come across this really, really beautiful picture or a stock photography website. And ever since then, the back-end kind of stuck with me in my head and I thought this is something that we should definitely try to develop into a Zen meditative exercise. And so when I broke it down into steps, it kind of game very intuitively and I instantly felt a little bit. So I'm quite happy to be introducing this in the class today. Alright, so now as you can see, while I'm drawing the ovals, some of them are not really both it, and that's completely okay. I am however, trying to vary the size, weight W2. So some of them are big and some of them small. And so essentially, I'm just trying to bring about a radiation. However, if you'll notice, one of the things which envelope was keen on doing is overlapping them. In the past, we have done a few designs where we have overlap the elements and we've sort of layer them. So sometimes we have some elements on the dog and the other ones at the bottom. But for today, I am not overlapping them. And this is only because that's how I saw it and that picture that I referred to. And so each of the cells was kind of floating individually and only the edges of the cells were kind of touching each other. So they never really overlapping and everything going on top or bottom of each other. So in some of the dining spaces, I'm just going to put in some smaller ones just to make sure that it looks all full. And so we have a decent variety of sizes. And yes, I think this looks good. Now, let's start with the detailing that we have to do on this. So I'm going to start with this one. Actually, I might just do this one because this is a little bit bigger. So it's easier for us to see a lot of the details nicely. So as you can see, I'm placing one oval inside of it in the center. And then inside of that and basically placing tiny little circles or orbs as I try to call them as many times as possible. Now once I place these orbs, all the negative space that's being left out. I'm just going to color that black would be. So this is basically going to form the center of the cell. And you're definitely welcome to switch to a different nip sizes if you feel that's a little more comfortable for you, especially when it comes to coloring. However, these are tiny little spaces. So some of you might prefer to work with a tenor nib so that it gives you a little more control. Alright, so now once I'm done with the coloring, I am going to give it another outline. Now the outline is purely optional. So you can choose to do this or you can choose to skip it as well. That's completely fine. And so this is a design decision that you can div. Now once I've done that outline, I move to the outer boundary of the cell. And there I kind of give like an inner outline. And so add one of the places it's kind of touched the lines and the lines are going to meeting each other, but that doesn't bother me. Now, what I'm gonna do is on this line that we have just created or this oval, I'm basically putting in tiny little dorms. And from those dots I'm extending lines towards the center, toward the center. And these are sort of like sundries. Now when I'm trying to draw them, I'm not really looking at a specific pattern. So sometimes I have a complete line and the other diamonds I have broken lines. So I'm basically trying to bring in some variations. Sometimes they're like a couple of dashes. Sometimes there are three dashes for dashes, and other times they just straight lines. So there's no set pattern to this. So please these tiny little darts and just continue extending the line. Now you'll obviously free to work in whichever direction is easier for you. You can either do the dot first and then move inward or you can come outward by making the rays and then do the door. What I was easier. And so once we are done with one such cell, we basically repeat this for all the other cells. And whatever MD spaces that we have, we're going to color them black. So it's basically a black background on top of which we have these white details cells. So I'm just going to quickly speed up the video to show you a little bit of my progress. So I decided that I want to actually finish all the coloring work first. And so I switched to a bigger size. And so I switched to 0.8 and decided to finish all the coloring first. And then I came back to do all my cells. Now one of the things that I decided to also do was give the outline that I was giving to the inner oval. So like I said, that was a fairly optional design, a decision. And I decided that I want to have the centers of my cells having this black blob with white orbit inside of it. And I didn't want to have another outline to that little element. So that's what I decided. And so I'm gonna go back to the cells that I created earlier with the previous style and fixed doors. That shouldn't be very hard because all I have to do is just follow that section black and make sure the line disappears. So finally, I managed to finish the pattern by continuing the same exercise. And this is what I got in the end. And this is what the finished product looks like. Depending on the paper size that you have. You may have more or less cells as compared to me. But you are free to take some inspiration in terms of angling the ovals or any other composition ideas that you might be tomato from here. So I look forward to seeing your work once again in the student project section. And I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. See you. Bye bye. 20. Day 17 - Easy or Tricky?: Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative challenge. Today we are on day 17. And for today we're going to do a very, very simple batten. So today's is probably going to be the shortest video out of all the 30 days that we are doing. This baton was requested by some of you on my social media accounts. And that's one of the reasons why I'm doing it over here. And of course it's a great filler pattern to put in, into any kind of Zen doodle design that you would want to develop in the future. So the number of steps in this pattern are very few. I'm going to start by making for small vertical lines. And then I'm going to put four horizontal lines, almost of the same length. And I'm going to continue this exercise as I go along further. Now one of the things that I'm really focusing on as I draw is that when I put together my vertical lines, the width of those lines should pretty much be the width or the horizontal lines when I actually draw them out. So essentially, think of it like a square. And you're trying to vote for vertical lines inside a square. And then as you go along further, you're trying to put for horizontal lines inside that square. So there's an imaginary boundary of there. And so that's pretty much what we're doing. Now when I go to the second line, I'm going to start with the horizontal one instead and then go opposite. So as you can see, the vertical lines now fall under the previous horizontal ones. And then the new horizontal lines fall under the previous vertical ones. So this is a fairly easy pattern to draw. And there are many different variations that one can do in this. You can always change the thickness and thinness of the lines as you go along. You can also create a gradual thickness. So for example, you can do the first three lines with a very thin nib. Then as you go along further to the next three lines, you can do them as a medium-size name. And then as you go along further, you can keep increasing the size of the name with every 33 lines. Sort of like reading and ombre effect because your page is going to start looking darker and follow. And also at the same time varying thickness, it'll form like a gradient of sorts. So you can play around with that. And of course, needless to say, that this pattern can be done in multiple different colors as well. You can try experimenting with two different colored pens. So you can do maybe the vertical lines with one color and the horizontal lines with another color. The only tip that I can give you over here, do villi really make this pattern I'm appealing to the eye, is due very carefully draw out the vertical and the horizontal lines so that they're always pleased under each other. It's easy to lose track of the placement of the lines as you go along. Sometimes we get really guided away and maybe we end up doing horizontal lines again, are not orders onto lines. And even though that might not be really considered as an error when you're looking at the whole picture. It would be nice to maintain that symmetry and really enjoyed this baton with mindfulness and with concentration, which will really, really put you in a Zen state of mind. So this is pretty much the baton for today. And I had actually initially supported this on some dials that I had come across at a subway station in Prague when I was traveling ones. And I've heard this is a very, very simple pattern and it acts as a great filler on so many of my designs. And that's when I first started incorporating this in my designs. And then leave it on. I figured that it's also very, very similar to a basket weave pattern. And it kind of has the same sort of language as a basket weave pattern. And so I thought this is something that I would definitely like to incorporate. So that's pretty much it for today. And I hope you enjoy filling up your whole beach with this lovely symbol, minimal baton. And I would of course, look forward to seeing all your different variations and different grade of inputs on your design. And tomorrow I will see you with another interesting baton. Bye-bye. 22. Day 19 - Buckled Up!: Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative challenge. Today we're only 19, and I have a very, very unique exercise planned for today. So this is a factoring of which was developed after taking a little bit of inspiration from belt buckles, I was actually traveling once and I was in this beautiful city of Vienna where I came across this lovely store that used to sell all kinds of belt buckles. And they immediately got my fancy. So they had these really, really intricate belt buckles or different shapes, different sizes and different kinds of finishes with different metals. And while the belt buckles itself, we're really, really interesting to look at. What was also interesting was the way the shop kind of displayed the belt buckles. So I don't have decided to develop a baton from that. So I took a little bit of inspiration from the arrangement and I decided I would come up with something like that. So that's what I'm going to try and sort of delivered on people to deal with all of you. So first step, I'm going to start by placing a few sort of vertical rectangles. Now these are not exactly rectangles because you can see the kind of curved at the corners. And so I'm going to draw the second one over here. Initially they're going to look like interlocked chain elements. But as we start to refine them a tad bit, you'll realize that actually act as separate entities. For now we're kind of overlapping them. So you see, I've kind of rotated the angle a little bit. I'm going to do another rule like that. And so I'm going to start by placing them at different angles again. Some kind of making them face a little bit left, a little bit right? I'm not really calculating on how much the deltas, as long as it's not exactly just street and looking at me, it's not exactly in your face straight, It's fine. So again, we kind of sort of goal rounded on the edges. And it's okay if you mess it up a little bit over here because we are going to come back with a thicker pen and add a little bit of coloring and some amount of detailing to this. So it's okay if it's a little bit messed up right now from reading so much about it. So I'm going to make another rule like this. And if you notice, I'm actually not even trying to give them the same size. So some odd dollars and a shorter. So that's okay. Alright, so now that we're done with the placement of these sort of rectangles. We'll come back and go inside each of these and make another sort of outline or a little bit of a flick of boundary and inner boundary basically. And then I'll sort of color these in. Now you're obviously welcome to switch to a teacup Ben. If you're working with a 1001 right now, I began using a 08, so I'm continuing to work with a 0 AD then now. But yes, we do get pens which I think a 1000 ear to M DO. I could always switch to them if I feel like this is not working for me. So if you also want to switch to something which is tickle, feel free to do so. All right, so I'm going to call it this in completely. Now. This is basically going to act as the outdoor theme of the belt buckle. And usually they have this little flask or that little point D thing which kind of goes through the hole in the belt and then sort of acts like the hook or the glass. I don't really have the technical term for it is that this, some of you are probably from the fashion industry or understand a little bit about bills, you probably might know it a little better. So I'm just going to put that in and hopefully over there like that. So it's going to act as if it's going dead. Now at the moment, it might not entirely look like a belt buckle to you. But I promise once we repeat these steps for the rest of them and adding a few more details, it'll start to shape up a little bit like that. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to speed up the video dad bit to show you what it looks like once I have colored a few more of these buckles. And then we'll get to the rest of the steps together. All right, so I'm done with the first horizontal rule completely. And I just need to put in the tiny little glass on this last one. All right. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to start making the build behind these buckles. So the way I saw it on the store was that they were sometimes a lot of different buckles on doubled the same belt. And that's exactly what I'm going to try and do over here. So the belt is kind of like running from behind these buckles. So you can see that I'm just kind of extending that horizontal line and I'm focusing in on trying to keep it absolutely street so that it looks like it kind of shifts and dons a little bit similar to how a real belt would, depending on the way it fits, right? And now what we wanna do is we want to add the tiny holes. Now, of course, I'm going to take a little bit of creative liberty over here. And even though I'm trying to give them equally distant, perhaps the placement is not absolutely correct. So like I said, if some of you have probably studied fashion or know a little bit about Bell's. You obviously understand that the holes are sometimes not like this and they're kind of like little more. If we descend on a little more refined. But I'm just taking a few creative liberties. Now I'm going to switch to a very, very thin Ben. So this is basically as ETL one that I'm working with. And I'm basically adding these little dashes. And I forgot to do these dark edges, so I'm going to quickly do those as well as I go along. Okay, so basically these dashes that we're making are kind of like the little stitch that we see on the edges of votes. So we have that little thread stitching that goes on the sides. And that's what I'm trying to sort of replicate over here. And I purposely taken a very, very thin band for this because I wanted the focus to be on the buckles and not on the thread. All right, so that finishes up our first one. Now I'm going to repeat this same exercise for all the other three horizontal rules. So that means I need to do the black outlining. Then I need to make the belt behind, I need to make the holes, and then I basically need to do this teaching as well. So I'm quickly going to speed up the video a little bit to show you how I progressed on this particular design. So I basically repeated all those steps. And of course, you can always choose to do the coloring later on if that's what you prefer or if you like to collect before and then do the belts like me, then you can do that as well. So whatever makes it easier for you and whatever puts you in a garment as n state of mind. Now, basically, once we're done with the belt, I'm going to leave my Benson's MD. But I would like all of you to try and post analyze this project. So the way I saw it over there in the shop in Vienna was that all of these belts were also of sort of like different designs. Each build had like a different factor and do it. So some of them had like an Aztec burden. Some of them had like cloudless printed on them. So it would be really nice if you could try and probably push your boundaries a little bit. And depending on how much time you have during the day, you try to fill up these bills with a little bit of patterns and designs from all the exercises that we've done in the previous two weeks. And basically just try to add in your creativity and sprinkle some of your design ideas on this project and really try to personalize it. And you're obviously welcome to Gallaudet as well. So that's the baton for today. And I'm gonna see you tomorrow with another creative exercise. Take care. Bye-bye. 23. Day 20 - Swirling Leaves: Hi everyone and welcome back to Day 20. Wow, this is amazing. Today is going to be our 20th design and I'm very, very excited to work on this. Firstly, this class has been one of the most exciting things in my life recently. And I'm so, so happy to share this joy and this lovely experience with all of you. All right, So today we're gonna be working on some swirling leaves and basically just assume the center of the Bible. And from there I'm kind of spreading these sort of AAC or like Coby sort of lines coming outwards. Kind of reminds me of those sort of read through patterns where we often have these images of the sun are some of those ads with a very retro and four-part Randall feel had these nice sort of bright, vibrant, spiraling pattern. So it's something similar to that. Now I'm going to take a pencil and I'm going to further divide these in. So the reason why I'm doing this with the pencil is because if I do it directly with abandoned, if I make a mistake the way I did, just now, i'm I will get stuck. So I won't have the I won't have the option of releasing it. So doing it with a pencil kind of makes it easier for me to rectify my mistakes. And so I'm basically just kind of further dividing those bands sections into even thinner or narrower subsections. And so they're not entirely equal. We're not exactly in the center. So it's a little take somewhere, a little ten somewhere, and that's fine. Just as long as you have like somewhat even sections made, That's what we're looking for. Okay. You might probably think of me as a strange, weird burst and using a bean brush, getting rid of those is a dust blobs. But this is a trick that I had learned in design school. That if you use a brush or like even a Spanish to get rid of the eraser dust. Then the oils on your hand or on your skin basically do not interact with the paper. And so it's all clean and the people doesn't get damaged. Okay? And now what I'm basically doing is making these teardrop kind of shapes, which are sort of coming outwards from the stem in the center. So the pen one is considered as the stem in this particular section that I just did. And the pencil ones are the boundaries on the left and the right side on, on either side basically. Now I'm going to leave the teardrops white and I'm going to call it a background black. So eventually that stem that we had left is obviously going to merge with the coloring and we won't really be able to see it much. But the reason why we did it with the pencil is precisely for this stage because we want to make sure that the outcomes are do we need and doing it with a band might have probably restricted us because we wouldn't have been able to reduce it. So making it with a benzo fan of made it easier for us to get this sectioning a little balanced. Right? So I'm just going to speed this up a little bit to show you what it looks like once the coloring is done. Okay, So almost done. I'm just going to define the edges a little bit to make sure that it looks completely smooth. And of course you can switch between the nib sizes to make sure that you're holding a pen which is comfortable for you do work with. All right, Now let's move on to the next section. So in this particular section I'm actually going to do the reverse, which means the teardrop shapes are going to be colored black and the bees or the background is going to be left white. Now as you can see, the left side of this particular stem that we're doing is slightly wider as compared to the night side. Which means that when you're gonna do your good OK chips, you will notice on the left side being a little more dominant or a little bigger. But that's completely fine. Because like I said, whenever we looking on something hand-drawn, it's very natural for these little imperfections. Well, I wouldn't honestly call them imperfections, but it's very natural for these kind of lets say. Probably asymmetrical or unbalanced things to appear on people which is completely fine. Because then it just makes it look a little more organic and natural. And it's also a testament all the hard work that you've put in. So it makes it look a little more human in that sense. Right? So you can already see that as I'm going further ahead, the teardrops on the DOP are getting really big. And the teardrops on the right side are still quite narrow and shorter as compared to the ones on the left. So that's how we're going to continue working on this. Now, I'm again going to speed up the video a little bit to show you how I'm progressing. Essentially, I'm basically just repeating the steps. So I'm just taking the band line as the center or the middle stem, so to say. And along with that, and basically just pretending that the Benson lines are the boundaries of each of those subsections that we have done. So the Benson line kind of helps us to realize where to stop that Deirdre boundary. And so that's how I have finished up the baton. Now, it's not necessary that you always end up using the style of doodling with drop shaped leaves. And you can obviously do this with any other shapes as well. You could do triangles, you could do squares. And this black and white contrasting approach can even be used not just in a leafy style, but it can even be used in, let's see, I'm trying to do any other motifs. For example, you might want to do like an Aztec brand. You might even want to try and put in maybe some inspiration from folk art and put those in. So this is just for you to understand how the style works. Where we have a black section of white section, a black section of white section, so on and so forth. And then of course, you're free to add in your creativity onto this. So this is what the final design looks like. And obviously because there's a lot of coloring in water in this particular design. Depending on your paper size, it might take you a little longer to finish this project today, as compared to some of the other projects that we've done on the bus. And that's purely because of the coloring. Of course, if you're using a ticker name, you might end up doing it faster than me. The maximum nip size that I usually end up working with these 08, I don't really switched to anything bigger than that, but that's just a personal preference. All right. So that's it for today. And I will see you tomorrow with another exciting exercise. I look forward to seeing all your work in the student project section as well as on social media where I can have a look at it and give you my feedback. Thank you so much. Bye bye. 24. Day 21 - Connected Caps!: Hello, hello and welcome back. Today we are on day 21 of our creative challenge, which means today we'll actually be finishing three full weeks of our challenge together. And I must say all the work that I have seen so far on the project section as well as on social media. It's been very, very, very good. I'm actually quite impressed with all the variations that have come in and it's, it's definitely a joy to see so many new students joining in every day. I'm actually very, very grateful to all of you for taking this class. All right, so now let's dive into our exercise for the 21. Today we are going to be working on a slightly abstract design which is sort of inspired from these bottle caps that I saw at a biofilm shop. And I really liked the design and I thought I'd convert it into a button. So we basically start by placing, do sort of small circles. And then I'm basically trying to connect them with an AAC. And then I'm sort of going once more, once more and once more. So basically three more oxygen drop of fat. And then I'm going to call it in the circles and Kalidindi alternately. Now, what we're gonna do is we're going to keep making more so foods like this. And we're gonna keep connecting the design pretty much in an abstract manner. So like there is no, there is no set a direction to where exactly we are going. You can pretty much play around in terms of sizing, in terms of the placement. And just keep going on and on connecting one such gap to another gap. And every time that you're making, you're making those arcs. I'm kind of, you know, if you notice, I'm kind of trying to make them narrow as we go to the dog. So it's almost forming like little triangle or like a little mountain. And it's kind of like they're sort of in a heap or in a file where one office sitting on top of the other, OK. And when we are connecting these sort of gaps with each other, I'm not really looking at keeping them all facing the same way. So you see, I'm kind of trying to make them face in different directions as well. So it's fairly simple. We basically just to do small circles. Then we connected with an AAC and then we do more rocks on top of it. And then the callow alternate black and white. Right? So this is pretty much all to the design. So it's basically a fragment of an element that we have taken. And we're kind of repeating that element by connecting it with those circles. So the circles and the way you please stem is kind of the deciding factor in terms of where you are digging these gaps are where they're going to be pointed away. The direction of the gaps is. So that's kinda like the deciding factor. So today's video is actually pretty quick because the demonstration is just pretty much what I showed you. So it's actually pretty simple. Now there are a few ways that you can actually personalize this project. For example, you can always colored in. So you can do the gaps and different, different colors. And it can look like it's an interconnected sort of multicolored gene. Or you could add further detailing to those white sections that we have left in the box. So you can probably add more lines, more doors or any other kind of texture that you feel like adding. So there are many, many different ways. Also. If you look at this fragment or this little element individually, you can use it in many other ways. For example, if some of you are interested in drawing Mandela's or are looking for an interesting pattern to do on the borders of let say a greeting card or a note card that you're designing and you want something to act as, as a nice Bordeaux. This could work over there as well. So you can always keep it in a straight line and just repeat it one after the other. So the fragment can be used in many, many different ways. So this is pretty much all there is to the design and you can see my progress. It's actually quite fun to draw and it's very, very relaxing and meditative. It took me about 40 to 45 minutes approximately to draw out this beeper of six by six inches that I'm working on. So that's pretty much it for today. And I look forward to seeing some variations from your side. And the only tip that I can give for today's don't be in a hurry and keep rotating. Actually, that's the second loop. Keep rotating your notebook at different, different angles so that it helps you to break the monotony. And it helps you to sort of explore newer angles when you're drawing this pattern. So feel free to move around your notebook as much as you want so that you have different, different angles in there. Alright, so that's about it, and I'll see you tomorrow with another interesting exercise. Bye. 25. Day 22 - Ornate Grills: Hi everyone and welcome back to the course. Today we are on day 20 do, and today's design is inspired from a baton that I saw in a book of grills. Yes, I know it sounds a little funny that I have a book on grills with me, but I feel that architecture and everything to do with interior designing or anything to do with home-style and can often come in handy when you're trying to seek inspiration for atoms. And so that's why I haven't. Alright, so now let's get started on today's design. Now some of you are probably also aware of the original Zen dangle method of making some designs where we actually don't really use a ruler or any kind of a result. But for today's exercise, since we are actually working on a fairly inspired form of the art or working more on an infomercials and do-do method. I thought that we could use a ruler. So I'm basically just making, do vertical lines with the ruler. And I'm doing this with the pencil so that in case something goes wrong, I can always erase it and then fix it with abandon. So as you can see, I've left a little bit of distance from the left side and I've made like a pin by Lego tin, sort of vertical bar. Now I'm going to go in with a pen and you can use anything which is not to take. So I'm using the Z table one and I'm just going to sort of go over those pencil lines, but not purposely do a very nice job of it. So I'm trying to basically make some of the sections a little bolder as I go along and trying to sort of give it a sort of a good field. And you can always draw a straight line and then come back and do the jaggedy edges if that's what you prefer off. But I kind of like to stop doing a little bit of the boiling and then go ahead. So it's totally personal preference. Okay? So what we're basically going to do is try to give it some sort of like a rusty wrought iron sort of finish. This was basically, like I said, it, I've taken this inspiration from a book which is on grills. And so there were a lot of references in pictures for Rhode Island work. And so I saw that obviously all Rhode Island has a little bit of texture and I realized that it's very easy to replicate that texture by just sort of taking your pen and making these scratchy lines. But while doing this, I'm not really putting a lot of pressure on the people. So you can see the lines are coming out to be very, very light and themed. It's only the outlines which ethical, but the inside is kind of looking like very textured and uneven. Now from the dog, I'm basically just going to make a straight line and then it goes and then colored it in. So it kind of makes like a little triangle, but within obdurate. So again, a horizontal line, a little arc. And then color it in. And I'm going to do this all the way till the bottom by trying to maintain them equidistant. But even if they're not completely equidistant, It's, it's fine. And as always, if you feel like you want to come back and do the coloring a little Leto, that's completely fine as well. Okay, Now I'm done making these little triangles. And what I'm going to do is now connect them with the help of a semicircle. So I'm basically just taking the, taking the origin of the semicircle as the tip of one of the triangles and then connecting it to the tip of the next triangle. And so while I'm doing this, it's quite evident in quite a bad and that my spacing of the OCS has not been equal. Because you can see that one of the semicircle has, don't know to be a little smaller as compared to the others. But that's completely okay. Doesn't really bother me because I like to have a certain bit of organic field to my designs. I'm sure you can tell that by now. Now, I'm going to add these tiny little swirls from the center of those semi-circles to make it a little more detailed and ornate. And now the next step is completely optional. If you're happy with the way the gluteal look Skype now, it's, it's good. You can proceed to the next step. Else. If you want to add a little bit of detailing, like the way I like to do. You can add these tiny little circles on the sides of those swirls that we have just done. So I'm basically just adding do tiny little blobs. Kind of makes it look like there's a little something over there from where that little swirl is coming out. And I like to have that little bit of detail. Do just enhance the look of the overall design. Okay, now as a next step, you can bring in your ruler and you can go about repeating the same thing on the right side and continue to make little bits of it. Or we could go on the left side and basically tried to create a mirrored image of what we have just done. So there's two ways to go about this. Now, I'm going to do the middle dimension method, which means that when I make the exact same thing on the left side, it's just going to act like one unit. And then that one unit is going to be repeated again and again. So let's see what that looks like. I'm basically just going to draw the oxygen. The only differences that the standard on the left side. So I'm trying to maintain the same height, which means I'm trying to match the symmetry to the ones that I've already drawn and then put the semi-circles in. Now once I've done this, I mean circles I need to put in this world and this one is also going to be an exact middle image. So you can rotate the notebook around eighth if it helps you to get the correct angle. And so that's how I'm doing it. And then once I put in this ones, I'm basically just going to repeat the same step, which is to put in the circles. Now, after this point, everything else is purely your choice. So you can go about making multiple such grills vertically, or you could do a combination of horizontal and vertical. You good. Even use this particular design as a Bordeaux to the beach or do a composition and draw something else in the middle. This is a lovely pattern to use and bleeding guards or any kind of other stationarity materials where you need a little bit of degradation on the side. And I think this would be very lovely. Do probably print on fabric as well and maybe use it on the corners of cushion covers or on bed sheets. So I think this badness white was it island in a sentence? And I think it has many, many different uses. And of course you're free to colored it as well. So this is what my progress looks like. I basically continued replicating it. And because I was using the techniques of the uvula as my guide, it helped me to get an almost equidistant effect. It's a little uneven on the left side, but that doesn't bother me too much. Had I been a little more careful with the measurement, I would have probably bought it a little better. Okay, and now as an additional step, I decided to do something more for detailing. I basically decided to connect the semi-circles diagonally with these sort of go the lions. And then on top of those curvy lines like kind of added little dots. So they sort of look like string lead, so fairy lights. And this is just like an additional step that I decided to do. It's totally optional though, because if you have planned to do something else on the background or if you would like to delete the background clean, then you can skip this step and diabetes. So I leave this for you to decide. Alright, so this finishes up our exercise for today, and I look forward to seeing all your variations and versions of this particular design. I will see you tomorrow with another interesting exercise. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me and I'll be very, very happy to answer them. See you. Bye-bye. 26. Day 23 - Flux Overdose!: Hi everyone and welcome back to the creative challenge. Today we are going to be 23 and we are going to be exploring one more interesting baton today. Now, today's button is again something to do with teardrop shapes. And you might have seen this pattern at a lot of different places on fabrics, on home decor products, even on jewelry sometimes. So we basically start with making Diodorus shape and then put a curvy line in it and then make two dots. And then basically we just pile on these teardrop shapes, one on top of the other. You can start from any area on the beach, but I've just chosen to start from the corner because it helps me to sort of know the direction in which I'm orienting it. But you can start from anywhere. And now as I'm filing on these teardrop shapes, you can see that I'm basically trying to find these little sections where two of those teardrops are touching each other and trying to build one from there. And whatever the empty space I'm left with, I'm basically just tolerating that black. And so essentially what we're gonna do is we're going to keep building these teardrop shapes or leaves if, if that's what you want to call them. One on top of each other, like bunches growing in a certain direction. So that's I mean, I'm trying to aim for them to be facing the door bright. And that's the direction that I'm trying to work on. So you basically pick a direction and then you can kind of angled a little bit left, little bit right. It doesn't have to be exactly diagonal. You can angle it a little bit here in there. Now, some of you are probably also practicing doesn't dangle method of making metadata of art. And you must have seen this design of your over there as well. This is also known as the flux angle incident angle method. And it comes as part of the original dangled buttons from disentangle headquarters. So I'm sure you guys must have seen them there as well. And but otherwise also, I mean, even if you were not studying and dangle, it's, it's very easy for us to sport this pattern in nature in general, lots of beliefs are shaped this way. Flower petals are shaped this way. It also often seen on hana and Mandy designs in the Southeast Asian culture. Often even in their dues and even in Fujian and Islamic art for that matter. It's seen at a lot of places. This is kind of like a very basic element of design element which is seen in a lot of different cultures. All right, So now as I'm making this little bunch, what I'm going to do is stop at a point where I feel that I have enough of these facing a certain direction. And then I'm going to start off with a different bunch. So basically what we're trying to do over here is make different, different bunches or groups, if that's what you used to call them. And each of those groups are going to be facing a different direction. So I'm going to speed up the video that will show you what it looks like once I finished this bunch. So as you can see, I then choose a different section of the people and continue to make another bunch from there. And so this one is facing a different direction. The easiest way to make sure that you are having enough variety on your design is to actually physically keep shifting your notebook around. The more you shift your book around the moon angles you will be able to explore. And you will be able to have a far more organic design. So now you can see this bunches kind of reached the point where it's almost touching the biggest one that we drew. And even if the edges are touching each other, it's completely fine because it looks like an overlapping effect. And we just fill up though would be just fill up the empty spaces with though black. All right, so now I'm doing this on another section as well. And this one again started from no edge actually, it started from the middle of the page. And that's okay. You can choose your origin point to be anything, just as long as each of you and bunches are facing different directions. That's all that we're looking for. Now as you're working on this design, there are many different ways for you to personalize it. One, We could be that each of the bunches could be a separate color. And that way you will have this beautiful sort of influx of colors going on, on a black background. You could also make every leaf or different color. So every teardrop or every flux could be a different color. And that's also another zen meditative experience because whatever medium you use, whether it's colored pencils or sketch pens are watercolors. It's going to put you in a very zen state of mind to color each of those individually. And of course, this is a very beautiful organic pattern, which can also be used as borders for a greeting card or for any other design composition that you're working on. So I'm actually going to show you my complete design tomato because it looks like it's gonna take me a little bit more time to finish this. And I want to leave you with these thoughts so that you can spend some time on exploring certain design possibilities in mediations and come up with something that's truly yours, truly personal, and something that really resonates with your style. So I look forward to seeing all your work in the student project section, as well as on social media. And I will see you tomorrow with another interesting pattern. By daycare. 27. Day 24 - Friendly Geometry : Hi everyone and welcome back to the course. So today we are on day 24, and before we get started, uh, here's the picture that I promised my design from yesterday. So I quite like the way my flux leaves have sort of overlap each other. And I also added some tiny ones at the corners. Usually I tried to continue the design in such a way that it looks like it's overflowing from the people and the edges kind of look seamless. But this time I decided I want to leave some black markings here and dad and just leave leg a little bit of a black border. So I tried something new for myself and I think it looks quite nice. So the design sort of looks contained. All right, so let's get started with today's exercise. And for today we have to draw a few circles in the beginning. So you can either use a compass if you have one handy with you. But, uh, we don't want a very big circle. We just wanted to be like about 2.5 inches. So I've decided to date like this cap off of a scream which had around. So I've just taken the lead and I'm going to use this to outline my circles. You can obviously do bigger or smaller circles. It doesn't have to be 2.5 inches. That's just an approximation. So I'm going to use my 001 Ben and make an outline. If you feel that you want to do this first with a bend. So you're welcome to do so. I know I was a little fidgety in the beginning when I used to do my own lens directly with the pen. Because I used to feel very nervous about spoiling my design, but I kinda gain confidence over a period of time. But yeah, sometimes even I like to use. So just to play safe. This time I think I'm gonna winging it. Okay, So this, the third cycle that I'm making over here, I'm trying to make it as if it's overflowing from the beach. And I'm going to do just another one over here on the top-right corner. Okay? So some of the lines are not really visible at the moment and that's okay because sometimes when you're angling these bends, you don't really get the ink completely out. I think some of it is actually gone on the corner of the lip itself, but that's okay. Once we do the finishing touches, we will make it darker and Malda as we go along. Okay, Now, what we're gonna do is, uh, we are going to connect any two of the circles. So I've chosen the stool with a straight line. And then I'm going to sort of take a little arc coming from a little section of the circle going all the way to that line. And then sort of filling it in with these little lines and weaves that we've done quite a few times on the earlier designs. Now, from the opposite end, I'm going to make another arc. And you see it doesn't go all the way to the edge of that straight line, right? So it stops just a little before that. And now from here, again, I'm just connecting these wheels and the stopping just at the periphery or that circumference of the circle. Alright? Now, the center line is street and you know, what I'm just doing to do is exactly that little point which is touching that center line. I'm just going to make that section of the AAC a little darker. So it's kind of like that little triangle that we saw over there, right? So you can see that a little definition makes a lot of difference instead of just leaving it as the waves. Now we're gonna do the exact same thing for all the other so-called, we're going to interconnect them with each other. So do a straight line and then an OK. Now this is a, this one is a slightly wavy one. So we connect it again. And then I make that little section Dakpo, just as we did with the previous one. And I'm going to turn this around and do another OK. So it's not necessarily that it always has to stop just a little before the ending point. I mean, it could be a little higher and lower, just as long as they're uneven on both sides. That's what we're looking for. Okay. And then I'm going to connect this one as well. Okay, slight angle to this and then I do the lines. All right. And now seemly I'm going to do this for the rest of them as well. So I'm going to speed up the video and show you what it looks like once all of these connections are drawn. It, so now all the connections are done. And as a last step, what I'm basically doing is adding just a little bit of thickness judo straight lines that we had initially drawn. And this is an optional step, which is why I've chosen to do it towards the end. So if you feel like you want to add this to give a little more definition, then you can add this as well. And for our next step, I've actually done a little bit of the work already to show you how the filling is going to look like, what the pattern is going to look like. So essentially I've done this little constellations sort of pattern in these two sections. And I'm going to show you how to build it up gradually. So the easiest way to build up this constellation pattern is to actually start by drawing four darks and pretending that it's some sort of a square or a four-sided shape. And then connecting all of these. Once you have that, then pick any two dots and then just draw a line in the center. And then again using one of the dots on the corners, I'm again making a four-sided shape first. The four-sided shape doesn't need to have all the sides equal. And then pick any two diagonal ones and then just kind of draw a line in the center. So again, a four-sided shape and then connect any two. Now, you notice that I am basically just connecting only one of the diagonals. So I'm not actually crisscrossing the lines. So both the diagonal lines will not intersect in the middle basically. Okay? So this way, we basically build up the constellation baton and we are going to fill up all our sections with it. So this is one way to bring about a certain sense of geometry as well as some sort of straight lines or sharp edges into any design that you're working on. Okay, We're almost done hill. I've used this baton independently as well on a lot of designs where I have not really included any other elements. And just filling up the whole page with this constellation design is also quite therapeutic. Essentially, if you later on decide to come back and choose to color each of those individual triangles. It's quite a fun exercise to do. Okay, so now that we've finished up with the design on this particular section, we have two repeated on the other empty spaces as well. However, to speed up the process for those of you who might be ego to skip and jump ahead to the next steps. I'm going to also show you what to do inside the circles. So inside this Otho O, we are going to bring in a certain amount of geometry as well, and not with sharp edges dole. It's going to be with OCS. So I'm basically going to take any one of the circles and further break it down into small sections by putting in OCS. I'm not really putting in any strong taught into this. I'm just making ox of different lens within each other and basically dividing that so called into small sections. Now once we have these little sections, I'm basically just going to take one of the smaller areas, follow along the outline, and add more stocks into this. Similar to the line work that we have done previously as well. And it's not necessary that you always have to follow the outline. You could always just start from any corner and make an OK from there and then just follow along the previous OK and continue making more, undid it. Okay, so I'm going to speed up this little section as well. So you do see how the, this field or this circle looks like once the sections of a linen all the oxide ion. So now that completes us so good. Now we'll go back to all of those original lines that we are drawn to create those separate sections. And I'm just adding tiny little dots over there. So it's kind of like just ornamenting. It makes it look like a little bit of like an atom bomb, which has like all these little set of molecules and something to do with string molecules. I don't even know if that's a thing, but it has a very sciency field to it. Maybe some of you who are studying physics or nuclear physics would probably know better about what I'm trying to really say here. Okay, So we continue adding these tiny little dots. And I'm only just doing it on those original lines that we had drawn to create the sections. So you see there's a fair bit of detailing inside the circle as well that we're doing in this design today. And again, you can always use this as an independent baton. And just he was the circles on a plain background on some other composition. Now for the benefit of those who would like to skip ahead and get started on actually joining today's exercise. I'm going to show you the last step, which is basically to add these tiny little squares on the, on the outline of the bigger circle that we had initially drawn. And just kind of sort of giving you these little square spikes or like these sort of square boundary and just adding these little sort of elements on the edges. Now, once I'm done with the adding these little squares, I'm also going to go over the outline ones and actually make the outline of the circle a little darker. So I'm going to speed up the video and talk you through the rest of the steps that I have done. So basically just to recap all the steps, what we had done was started off by making circles. Then we connected them with straight lines. Then from those straight lines as a third step, we made those waves. We made the tiniest, we've a little darker and then we made the connecting lines also DACA. Then we moved on to making the constellation baton. Then after the constellation baton weekend inside the cell goals, we made small sections over there, filled up those sections with lines, then the borders of those sections or the defining lines of the sections will fill up with dots. And finally, as a last step, we did the squares on the outside of the circles. And like I said, oh, we are also going to be making the outline of the circle a little darker so that it stands out a little better. So these are all the steps that we did. And you can see that I basically just went ahead and follow these steps and then finish the baton as I went along. So this is how we finally shaved off, and I hope you enjoyed making this pattern with me today. There are of course, infinite possibilities to ornament this and make this more interesting. And you'll fetal colored it as well. I'd love to see all your variations in the student project section as well as on social media. So I can keep giving you my feedback. And we can all grow together as a community. And I will now see you tomorrow with another interesting pattern. See you bye-bye. 28. Day 25 - Just Swirls!: Hi everyone and welcome to the 25 of our creative challenge. I'm feeling a little nostalgic again and flooding a little sad that we are almost towards the end of our course. But I am assuming that all of you who have had a wonderful journey of bundle now and I'm sure that you had some great experiences in great memories to take from this course. All right, so let's jump into our exercise for today. So this is the baton that we made yesterday and now we'll just move on to a blank page. Okay, So today what we're gonna do is, uh, work on a simple batten. This is actually something that was requested by a lot of you on my Instagram account. Or where the common sort of thought process was that how can we go about creating a pattern of which has literally just like do steps or maybe one step and is not very difficult to create. And then somebody also said, is that a way that you can probably create some designs with taking inspiration from alphabets. And I said, yes, I think we can address both of these concerns by creating something like cymbal swells. So now as I'm talking, you see that I have drawn do swirls over here and connected them in a sheep, which pretty much looks like the alphabet S in English. So now what I'm doing is I'm making this world and taking that stem down and solving it. And then again, sort of making us well again. And all that I'm doing is just making sure the center of this world is the darkest spot. Now every time I want to start a new swirl, I'm basically touching this world to the same dough will almost the center of the world that we have drawn. Which means that I get these really organic sort of fillers which are coming up and they all look like connected with each other. So basically, if you notice the length of each of those stems is different than all equal. But the only thing to remember is that every time that you are connecting this well, you kinda just have to touch the previous one. Now again, I make one over here. And then I end this over here. And then I basically just continue doing the same thing. Do fill up my whole page. Now, the reason why I'm introducing this pattern today is because I want to show you how easy it is to get into a daily sketchbook practice. So there are a few days. Obviously everyone experiences d is when we're really busy and we don't have a lot of free time, but we still wanna do something creative. And we wanted a glyco quick creative brief. And buttons like these are very, very helpful for distressing, putting you in as end-state of mine and just kind of helping you to relax and just enjoy your Delete creativity. Now, you can actually take any element. It's not necessary that you have to work with a swirl, but you can pretty much work with squares, triangles, even straight lines, and try to combine them with the outline of any other alphabet. For example, these worlds would look really, really wonderful if you tried to incorporate them with the alphabet q, for example. Or if you try to incorporate them with the alphabet b or b as a and B for buret. So basically, you just have to find the outline of the alphabets that you want to experiment with and then combine them with an element. And that's how you can get a quick background or like a quick phyllo for any composition that you're working on or simply just to have fun, you know, on a daily basis. So this is pretty much the baton for today. And I hope you enjoyed working on this simple exercise. Sometimes the best exercises are the ones which are simple, easy to understand and have less number of steps. And I hope this checks all those boxes for you. I'm going to now see you tomorrow with another interesting exercise. And I look forward to seeing all your variations to this pattern. See you bye-bye. 29. Day 26 - Ginili Variation: Hi everyone and welcome back to the creative challenge. Today we are on day 26 and following yesterday's team, or we are going to try and do something simple with not a lot of steps in wall, but something that you can do easily and squeeze it in your day even when you are short of time. And so we're going to keep it simple. And today's video is also going to be pretty shocked. Okay, so today's button is actually inspired from another triangle which already exists by the name of Jin Li, which was actually created by an artist, Randy wine Barry. So basically, this baton already exists. And so what I've done is taken some inspiration from there and done my own variation of it to make it more set of meditative and more simple. So what we're gonna do is start by using a pen, whichever size that you are most comfortable with. There's no hard and fast on which size you want to use. So I'm going to be using this basic 005 pen simply because I want the stroke studio to look a little more. And using this, we are going to spot the center of the page approximately. And from there we're just going to try and draw this sort of little wobbly battle. Now, this is just like, this is just like an abstract blue shape and it doesn't really have to look like a petal. So if it looks slightly different from mine, don't worry about it. So you see I've done three such battles and now I'm just going inside of them and separating them into small sections by putting in some linework. And I'm sure by now, all of you must have a god, a good amount of practice for linework because we've used it in a lot of our designs. Now similar to one of the patterns that we had done earlier. We had introduced the concept of rounding in one of the designs. And so we're going to try and put that over here as well. So we've just basically adding the surroundings and then adding that little section on the top. Now, just like we did it earlier, the rounding depth or that are linked position can change. You can even keep it lower on one of the stems and higher on the other stem or all donated or go random, it's completely okay. It doesn't need to be equal on all of those sections. Okay? So I'm going to speed up the video a dad bit to show you what it looks like. One surroundings have been done on the other two sections as well. Okay. Now, from this point on, it's fairly simple. We just continue to add battles. By connecting. More of these ships. Do that little narrow meeting point. So it kind of makes like this little wobbly triangle. And we continue to add those surroundings and make the battle look similar to what we have done at the bottom layer. So I'm just going to finish this one and show you what it looks like. So in this one, you can actually see that I'm kind of taking a little bit of liberty in terms of the thickness of the rounding. And I'm taking it a little lower as compared to the other tool, the other tree. And I'm just making it a little bolder. So it doesn't matter if you know that owning his take on one side and 10 on the other side, it doesn't matter at all. And now we basically make another section. The only thing to keep in mind is that I'm leading these little gaps between the battles because those gaps are kind of making it seem layered. And they're kind of giving it a flowery feel, right? So it looks like layers and layers of petals on top of the other. Although this, due to some of you, this may not necessarily boss off as a flower. It may just look like an abstract doodle and that's fine. This is kind of like a combination of an abstract do Leno botanical element. And so this is pretty much it to the design. So I leave it for you to now come up with some variations to this. If you want to switch out the design and you want to do something else on the outer battles. Or if you want to do, try and color this, feel free to do so. I want you to try and analyze this design and treat this like a frame work for some other composition. So now since we're almost at the end of our course, it'd be nice to see some of your work which is a combination of all the things that you've learned so far. And I think this framework is a good beginning point because this is not a very difficult framework or do work on. And with this easy framework, it's easy for us to combine some ideas of everything that we've done so far and place it in here. So I look forward to seeing all your work and I will see you tomorrow. Bye-bye. 30. Day 27 - Circular Harmony: Hi everyone and welcome back to day 27 of our creative challenge together. Today's exercise is all about understanding how to create a sense of harmony in your design so that it all looks like a cohesive pattern. But before that, Here's a look at yesterday's exercise. I'm very happy with some of the variations that I saw on social media, especially on Instagram. A lot of you also tried to fill in the little lines with some different, different patterns and that was pretty interesting to look at. So I was quite happy with it. Now moving on to a fresh speech, we are going to start by understanding how we can bring a sense of harmony. So for today's exercise, we are going to start with something really simple. We're going to take circular patterns or patterns which have some sort of like an arc or a gov to them. So think of drawing shapes inspired from everyday life objects as well as nature. So I'm starting with like a basic simple flower would like ground battles. And I'm going to draw a couple of these around over hill. Now, the idea here is that we basically start from literally any foreigner or any section of the beach. And we try to fill it out in an abstract manner. But within that method of abstraction, we try to use only curvy lines or lines which have some sort of semblance or, you know, some resemblance to soak eula elements. And for fillers, however, you can add some small straight lines like the way I'm doing good or other geometrically elements. The goal over here is to steal the from sharp edges or buttons which have a very square or rectangle or like a hard triangle edge, sort of a design. And instead we focus on elements with, like I said, like a circular theme to them. Now, I'm going to load in these petals of the flowers that I had drawn in. And one of the reasons why I'm actually doing this real diamonds, because I want to show you my thought process whenever I'm working on abstract noodles or Zan doodles which are free flowing, so to say, is one of the things that I actually do is go back and forth on the elements that are drawn. So there's always a little bit of an afterthought in more. I come back, I colored in certain sections that had previously drawn. Then I go back to doing some more elements and then come back again and then I go and draw for the design. So I keep going back and forth in the space, literally googling my heart out without any expectation of the final result or without any judgment on my work whatsoever. So this is the whole idea behind Zen Googling that you have certain imagery in your head, in your subconscious. And what we wanna do is try and get that imagery I will on the people who without any conditions or without any kind of judgment or rules, so to say. So as you can see, I'm basically drawing along this edge now. I have flipped my sketchbook and I'm now drawing a few logos, probably a few more wavy lines is something that I will add in over here. And sometimes I will also fill it up with dots and buttons as I go along. But this is not mandatory. It's not something that I would recommend you to do until and unless this is your natural state of mind. So what we really want to do in today's exercise is try to get, so kilo or lake or GloVe buttons, which are already there in your head from observation as well as imagination. And try to get them out on people. And really sort of put it all together and fill the entire vivo. So what we really want to take away is that the group analysis that we feel, or for blind people staring at us or our state had the BBA and feeling like we have this little sort of block. We want to get away from those blocks and we want to learn how to deal with these blocks in a, in a, in a calm and l composed manner, so to say. So. Now I'm just going to add a few more circular elements. And I am going to speed up the video for you to see almost about 30% of how I have done this design. The reason why I'm not showing you the entire design today is because I want this to be a more intuitive process for you. Where you are borrowing inspiration or getting inspired from objects around you, or like I said, from your own imagination. And I want you to try and fill this paper up on your own instead of looking at what I have done. Sometimes it happens that we see somebody else doing something and then we constantly go back to what they've done. Because we want to drive or take elements from debt. And in the process, we forget that there's a lot of it that we can do on our own. So this is to basically bring about that sense of independent Zen meditative state. Do you today? So this is what the design somewhat looks like and the goal is to finish the film, finished filling up the entire paper, like I said, with circular designs or AAC like or spherical designs, you can even add in some spirals. But giants DOE from sharp edges so that it is a sense of harmony in the NIO sketch that you've had drawn. So that is pretty much all for today. And I look forward to seeing your finished works. As always, if you feel that you have some doubts or you have some questions or clarifications that you would like to see, feel free to reach out to me and I'd be happy to help you out. All right. So I'm gonna see you guys tomorrow. Bye. 31. Day 28 - Tea Cup Flowers: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today, we'll follow a creative challenge together. This is what I came up with the OEM after yesterday's exercise and I'm actually quite happy with it. I think that I'll good Adrian zone, black and good areas of white, leading to an interesting contrast. And I saw some other work that all of you had put up on the social media handles as well as over here on the project section, and I'm extremely happy with it. Now moving on to today's exercise. Today we are going to be doing something called teacup flowers. Now, this is something that I've come up with on my own by taking inspiration from decoupled. So I'm just taking this envelope and kind of just drawing a basic oval and then a U-shape under it. So a usual DKA kind of has like a handle but we don't need that. Cross that out. What we are basically working with is an oval and then a U-shape under it. So kind of like a Tumblr. Not entirely a cup per se, but it's just a very basic shape that we're going to be using today. So what I'm basically going to do here is take any infection of the beat. So I'm choosing this top right corner and first draw a little circle for like a reference of where the center is going to be. And then as you can see, I've basically just done a U-shape and then drawn an overland outfit. Then I'm going to twist my sketchbook around and do the same thing on the other side, We are basically aiming for four petaled flowers. You're obviously free to do five or six petals or even more or double layered flowers if that's what you prefer. One thing that I usually advise my students to do whenever they're drawing flowers is to always draw the bottom of the petal first. Because it helps you to make sure that all of the petals are almost similar sized. I mean, of course, because we're doing this free hand, it can be exactly the same. But especially in this case because we're drawing those U-shaped flowers, the U-shaped petals helps us to kind of make sure that the user of the same size. And then we put the oval and up. Now just as an additional ornamentations step, I'm adding these little stems with swirls. And inside the OLS, I'm going to add some spirals. Now if you look at this shape, it's kind of very similar to how we've learned to draw rules, barns in kindergarten all when we were younger rules, but they're often drawn the same way. It's the simplest way to actually draw those, but so it's very similar to that. Now, for today's exercise, ideally, I would like you to try and use these tickets, flowers, combining them with your own imagination. So you don't necessarily have to do what I'm doing over here, which is basically spreading out my flowers and connecting them with the, with these little wines or will they not entirely stem? So the kind of like creepers or winds, like I said, we'd use so I would, this is what I'm doing because this is what game at the top of my head when while I'm making this video. But I would like you to use these flowers from mining them with your own imagination into a composition of your own choice. So the idea of this exercise is that we have an element with us. We know what the element shapes up to be. The element being the teacup flower, and we know what it looks like as a final output. Now think of this like a motif. And once you have this motif or this little block or this little element as we call it. What do you end up doing with it is actually limitless. Possibilities to this are endless. And the exercise for two days for you to try this out and tell me what you come up with. So I look forward to seeing all your work and I'm going to show you my final output in tomorrow's exercise. 32. Day 29 - Play with Contrast: Hi everyone and welcome back to our DD creative challenge. Today we are only 29, so we're pretty much towards the end of the GI lavage and we have done a lot of different exercises. But for today I taught, I would basically give you a template, which is kind of like a rough sketch. And we figured out how to go about filling this out in a few minutes. But first, let me just show you what I did yesterday. So I ended up making the teacup flowers at random places and connecting them with these little lines when you use on them. And I decided not to add too many elements because I eventually want to follow the teacup flowers with color pencils in different, different colors. And I'll probably keep the background to be as a light blue or something and so the black leaves will really stand out. Okay, So now coming back to the template that we were talking about a. So I have basically done a rough sketch. So as you can see, these are basically just some wavy lines which are kind of forming these little lose on the people. If you look at it really closely, you might actually think that some of these, like especially the top two, are almost like drawing like some sort of zebra stripes. Or even like a lot of animals have these little stripe features. Now we are going to do an exercise of foreign trust. So what we didn't want to do is basically take any one of these sections. And again, I'm in them being zebra stripes is really just like something that came to the top of my head. It might not necessarily feel the same way for you. But essentially what we're going to do in today's exercise is play with contrast. And the goal of we heard is that whatever little sections that we have drawn, those are going to be weighed or design which is more black as compared to White, whereas the background is going to be lighter. Now, just as an example, what I've done over here is that I have drawn some basic teardrop shapes inside one of these puddles. And I am basically just going to call it up the rest of the background. So I'm basically not coloring the whole thing of the gist of it is that we are going to have the DO drops as white, but the rest of this section inside the bottle is going to be black. Now what we wanna do is we want to focus on these white areas and try to split them up into small sections as well. Now, whatever goes in the background that is behind the puddles will be moved white. But as whatever it is on the forefront that is inside the bundles will be more black. So you can also connect to the puddles if you, if you feel that you want a slightly bigger one, for example, I can always join these two sections and make it look like one connected blob. So you can even have them as just like wavy stripes if you don't want them to look like these isolated bubbles across the page, you can always have them as isolated blobs splitting the beach intersections. And you can always connect one bottle to the other one and get these different sections of white. So you have on section over here on this corner, then another one on the left. And so basically what we're doing is finding sections of white which are going to be in the background. And the particles which are going to be in the foreground are basically going to be the designs which are going to have elements off black on them. So it's fairly simple. What we have to do is fill up the paddles with more black designs. And you don't have to keep all of the bundles to be the same. You can do different, different types of designs inside the bundles. And for the background as well, you can feel free to have different, different designs. Now how you go about splitting this is totally up to you. If you wanna do the entire background as one design, that's also fine. But to bring in a little more interest and drama to your drawing, it is recommended that you try and play around with different, different types of pattern. Remember, the goal over here is to do sort of a plea with whatever Patton's we have learned so far and try to bring them together over here. The only for understanding how contrast works. So I'm actually going to take you through some of the work that I have done so far. And you can see how have progressed. I've gone a little bit back and forth in terms of my design. Just like I do, I do a little bit of something that I move on to another section, then I come back and when I do something else. So I've gone back and forth in terms of trying to play with contrast so that my mind kind of starts forming these images. Black and white in my head and I kind of like balance them out as I go along. But if you feel like you want to do one section at a time and then go to the other one. Like if you want to move sequentially, that's perfectly fine as well. So this is the exercise for today, purely understanding what contrast is and bringing in together different types of patterns and lay them out in this kind of like a template or a stencil that I've drawn you drawn for you, and feel free to play around with it. And let's see what you come up with. 33. Day 30 - Final Day: Hi everyone and welcome to the final day of our 30-day creative challenge. So today we add on day 30. And before we move on to the exercise, let's have a look at what I did yesterday. So I'm quite happy with the way this in diabetes court filled up pretty quickly for me in terms of filling it up with different designs that also have an interesting contrast. And as you can see, I basically just had a lot of fun with the buttons in terms of adding squiggly lines, random shapes, some straight lines. So I basically had a lot of fun doing this. Okay, So now moving on to the exercise that we're going to be working on today. I'm again going to emphasize online practice. Now, over the last 30 days, you've noticed that we've done online practice quite a few times where we've had either end diode designs revolving around the concept of lines, or we've had different kinds of silhouettes or outlines inside which we've filled up lines. And the reason why I keep emphasizing on lines is because they kind of like the building blocks of anything larger that you want to create. So whether you're looking at creating sketches later on or you want to do maybe transition and do painting. And you'll wanna do larger artworks where you want to draw, let's say building, do architectural designs, or even wanna do 300 doodling. Ensuring lines. Ensuring clean lines is kind of the most important step through it all because it makes your artwork look Dino needle. And it makes sure that everything doesn't look gyri. So today we are again going to focus online practice, and this is also going to act as a team for us today. So the team is lines and we are going to imagine or basically come up with different kinds of ideas on how we interpret the concept of lines. So whenever we say lines, most people tend to think of horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines. And what we wanna do is try and push ourselves harder to think about more kinds of lights. So you can think of zigzag lines. You can think of wavy lines. You can think of lines which are broken and they're not continuous. You can even think of lines which are, let's say, crisscrossing. And you have certain sections in the middle when they're crisscrossing that you could color black. So basically, as long as you know the line is going from point a to point B. In the middle. It can be anything, it can be Baby Go straight horizontal line, technology tree, basically anything. But like I said, the team today is lines. So the exercise for today is to develop a little bit of patients while doing all kinds of lions. But at the same time also be excited and inquisitive in the we weaken in front of like finding out the ways in which we can use lines. So that's the theme for today. Now, I am going to speed up the video from this point on for you to see how I have interpreted this topic or this team. So what I've basically done is that section, the people using ox and Oksana pain but of lines. And once I've got those sections inside those sections, I have gone ahead and throw them up with different kinds of lines. So for the first section, I chose to do broken lines, which are basically a line and then some space, then another line up some space and so on. And then for the second section, I decided to do a slight goal or, or just like with youth. And then I decided to crisscross it in the other direction, which kind of gave me like a checkered pattern but like a wavy checkered packing. And so I filled it up with black so that it could create like an interesting contrast. And then I went ahead and I build up the other sections with all kinds of lines. I did zigzag lines, I did and dangled really groovy kind of lines almost like entangled whales. And I played around quite a bit. So it's interesting how one prompt or one word can be interpreted differently by different people. And so I would like you to interpret lines in your own way and fill out any kind of baton or any kind of skeleton that you draw on your people. You know, it doesn't even have to be an outline if you like it that way. It could just be a simple three rule that that's what you prefer. You don't have to do a sketch like I did in terms of the OCS before. So yeah, that's pretty much they exercise for today. And with this, we finish our 30-day creative challenge. And I look forward to seeing all your interesting work up here on the student bottom.