Complete 14 Day Mindset Challenge

Complete 14 Day Mindset Challenge - student project

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Day 1 - I sketched an old Motorola phone I had lying around in the house, and I feel like I really did well with the lines and some detailing.

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Day 2 - Since I was using plain 75 GSM copier paper, it did not really do well with watercolor. However I was really pleased with how I was able to mix the exact color as my earphones actually are.

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Day 3 - This is just a McVities biscuit I really like. I attempted to observe the exact pattern it had on the back, and I feel like I was able to translate it pretty well.

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Day 4 - Here, I tried to sketch a toothbrush, and while it did not turn out perfect, I was glad that I was able to understand how lines curved over contours.

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Day 5 - This is one of my favorite sketches. This is a punch-hole for papers, and I think I was able to sketch it much better than I thought I would be able to.

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Day 6 - This is definitely one of my favorites. I am very pleased with how I was able to sketch these different pens and pencils I had, very realistically (in a sort of a messy sense).

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Day 7 - This was a fun exercise! I brought out a pack of child's crayons and they were TINY to hold, but i managed to make this little illustration with loads of cute colors. Definitely a very fun session.

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Day 8 - This is a medicine bottle, and while it didn't turn out as well as I hoped it would, I still enjoyed the process. I also found out that I struggled with bottle like shapes, especially the very small curves. I can never get them exactly right.

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Day 9 - This is a Bath and Body Works moisturizer and I LOVE it; plus I had just realized that I had difficulty with bottle like shapes. So I decided to pick an easy bottle and try and sketch it. Really happy with the results.

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Day 10 - This is my paint brush holder. This sketch is also definitely one of my favorites. I LOVE the detail in some parts, and I feel like I got better at observing carefully and then trying to bring a sense of it into my sketches as well.

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Day 11 - This is a charcoal or pencil fixative, and since I knew I wasn't comfortable with bottle like structures, I decided this would be a good challenge. I feel like using pencil colors made me feel more confident, and hence a better sketch. Nevertheless, I am happy with how this turned out.

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Day 12 - Ooooh, this is also one of my favorites (now I have too many faves, now don't I-) and I love the little curves on the surface of the ink bottle. Also this is a different bottle shape, which I thought would provide ample variation for me to not feel like I'm making the same shape over and over.

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Day 13 - This is an oblique dip pen holder, with a Nikko G nib. I do handlettering and calligraphy, so I thought why not try and draw the tools I use? There are some parts which could do with a bit of revision, but overall, I feel like it turned out okay. (This too had the bottle shape of curves and undulations on its surface like a bottle neck does, so it was hard for me)

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Day 14 - This is a box of poster paints. This definitely didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to, but I'm trying to beat perfectionism and not throw out the pages that didn't work out. I didn't have a sketch either, so I just went down with my water brush and just did what I felt was right. I have come of realize that I really need to work on my perspective, and I also need to work on believing in the process. 

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I hope you enjoyed looking through my little journey through this wonderful challenge <3 
Please feel free to comment and tell me if there was anything you especially liked, or if you have a cool suggestion for me!

Thanks for scrolling down so far <3

Alex Aura
Bullet journaling, doodling, storyboards