14 Days of Illustrated Journaling

14 Days of Illustrated Journaling - student project

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1. Currently listening to

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watercolor and an ink brush pen

Well, I am not really listening to anything recently, but I do watch the show Miraculous Ladybug and enjoy it a lot. And since there is no "currently watching" prompt, I decided I would use this, since technically I am listening to it while watching :D
I really like the designs of the charms, so I decided to just put some of them down. The placement is kinda random and I think I could have squeezed some more charms in, but I guess it doesn't have to be perfect, so I enjoy it as it is ^^

 

2. Recently I learned

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acrylic paint, an ink brush pen and a white acrylic pen

I am a dungeon master in mainly Dungeons and Dragons, but from time to time I try out other systems of pen and paper games. Recently I got my hands on two one-shot adventures for Call of Cthulhu, which I only played before once, so I had to learn how to run a game in this system^^ It worked out great, all players and myself had a lot of fun with it!

 

3. Create with

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acrylic paint, brush pen, white paint marker

Well, since I am an artist, I decided to go with art supplies for this prompt. And to simplify it, I just went with the art supplies I use for this project. 
Creating this piece was a new one for me, and I have to say it was very interesting. At first I drew out everything with the brush pen and then I colored it in with the acrylic paint. Of course, I didn't want to ruin my line art, so I had to be very careful with the acrylic paint, which lead me to this white edge between color and line art, which I surprisingly enjoy a lot! So I am glad I did this unconventionally to force me to this outcome, otherwise I don't think I would ever painted like this on purpose ^^

 

4. Latest Reading Material

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acrylic paint, brush pen, white paint marker

Today I decided to go with the secret-series from the author Pseudonymus Bosch. I really love the books, the humor is great, and the story is very engaging. I can recommend it to all of you, if you haven't already read it! 
To fill some of the space, I added a quote with the beginning of the first book in the series, since it is a really great start to the book! And the second thing hanging there is supposed to be a bookmark xD But well, I guess this promt wasn't the right one for me ^^' 

 

5. Ingredients to my mess

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acrylic paint, brush pen, black fine tip pen

I take my backpack everywhere. Like, seriously, I never leave the house for more than 5 minutes without. So naturally, a lot of stuff just happens to accumulate there. And well, I regularly clean up the main pocket of my backpack, but the front pocket is kind of my essentials pocket, which I may clean up once in a year or so, if I have new stuff I want to always have with me and it doesn't fit anymore xD So this was the perfect place to go for this prompt! :D 

 

6. Daily Routine

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tempera paint, brush pen, white paint marker

For today, I went with just the core things I like to get each day. A cup of tea, enough hydration, some fresh air and to get my creative juices flowing^^ So, to mix some things up, today I used tempera paint to color the illustration, and I tried out a new approach to color around the symbols instead of coloring the symbols. I didn't want to leave the symbols totally blank, so I added some watered down tempera paint to give it a bit more life and in the end I added the white dots to just tie it together a bit more^^

 

7. Current Cravings

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When it's at hot as it is right now, fresh food is like comfort food to me. I just love the fresh and cool taste of it, especially with fruits that are full of water like grapes and watermelon. Unfortunately, I can't eat a lot of fruit at once, because I have an intolerance for fruit sugar, so I have to split it into small portions for the day, but that doesn't make me crave it less ._. And also, ice cream. You can't tell me you don't want any when it's warm outside! And since I am an artist, I always crave more art supplies, I just can't help it xD 

 

8. I keep wearing

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watercolor, brush pen, black pen

Well, back to the watercolors, primarily because of the coloring palette for this day^^ 
So I love tops. Or tank tops. Just tops in general, as long as they don't have this ultra small straps that are not much more than a string. I mean come on, just make it out of the fabric you are already using. They are much more comfy this way! I drew this top in particular, but I have a lot more of these in different colors that I just love to wear as soon as it gets warm enough^^
Then I have like this one pair of black super skinny jeans, that are just extremely comfortable, make me look good and that I reach for a lot. Added bonus, I bought them in the men's section at the store, so they have real pockets! I love pockets on jeans, I don't know why woman don't seem to be allowed to have them... 

 

9. Selfcare Necessities

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tempera paint, brush pen

Who needs more than some tea, candles, a cozy blanket and some love to relax? <3 Although I have to say, I find it very hard to calm down and relax, since my mind is always busy with everything at once and I don't seem to be able to just do nothing ^^' 

 

10. Grocery Run

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watercolor, brush pen

So, back again with the watercolors, the color palette was just right for it^^ 
As you can see, my last grocery run was kind of basic. Well, at least very basic for me^^ Some fruit, tea (by now you might noticed that I love tea^^), ice cream, some noodles and a scallion^^ I really enjoyed painting the detail onto the tea-box^^

 

11. Favorite Corner

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guache, brush pen

Yes, my favorite corner is my bed space and I am proud of it! It's just so cozy and warm and bright and happy, I love it! 
I have this fluffy pillows in the shape of an owl and a deer; they are really cute so I had to incorporate them in the picture. And also I have this really beautiful blue dream catcher that I don't remember where I got it, but it also had to get included! 
I am actually really happy with the result, it looks like an actual cohesive illustration to me for once :D 

 

12. Toiletry Bag Favorites

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watercolor, brush pen

So, this was a tricky one for me because of all the details. But it was quite fun to try to recreate the packaging and some patterns on them ^^
But I really love soaps and washes that smell good. Fruity smells are just great! And the chocolate smell from AXE dark temptation is just sooo relaxing.

 

13. Reliable Recipe

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watercolor, brush pen

Yes, I love lentil stew. It is just so easy to make, really tasty and healthy. You just boil the red lentils and some chopped up vegetables in vegetable broth for like 15 minutes and it' done! :D And you can make a big pot of it and keep it, since it stays fresh in the fridge for 1-2 days ^^

 

14. obsessed
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watercolor, brush pen

So, this is the last day and the prompt is thing I am obsessed about. As you can see, I found a few things that fittet this prompt^^ As an artist, I love different paints and art supplies, and as a journaler, I love washi tapes and notebooks (obviously xD). Tea and candles are just staples that I need to have. And Dice, well they stand for pen and paper games in generall, since I am just obsessed with playing them with my friends^^

 

So, this was the entire journey :o It was really fun! I hope you enjoyed following me while I explored the different prompts and tried out some new things ^^

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So long o/

Catrix_art
artist, aspiring illustrator