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Sofie Van Nierop

Artist & Blogger working towards her dream life!

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Little mouse (2 week workshop)

June 1st; creating an idea and a mood board

I am a little late for the first dead line but I couldn't think fo the right animal to draw! But then I thought of drawing a little mouse. They can be so cute and the eyes and the ears give you fun options to play around with. 

The first photo definitely defines cute for me! 

 

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June 5th Sketches 

I actually felt like changing the proportions in the drawing was kind of hard to do. It was like my brain just had one image and wouldn't let it go. 

I tried to do some anyway and these for were the best ones. I really like the one in the right bottom corner! 

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(I made more than this but some just looked very sad...) 

In the end, I tried to do something like that for the final sketch. I am still thinking about maybe including the body and giving him a little tail? 

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June 12th end project 

Firstly I tried to play around a little more with the different things Romica suggested. I think most of these look quite funny but in they end I stuck quite closely to the original design. 

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I had fun with the painting process but I noticed I always mix a little less paint than I need. This resulted in quite a messy painting. 

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Maybe I should have stopped here because it got messier when I started to try to include even more colours. 

I think my biggest problem with gouache is just that since it dries so fast that I can mix like I am used to with oils and acrylics. Thus creating realism can be a little hard. But when I let that go and instead went for cute illustration it did make me like the end result more. 

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In the end, I like the head alone without te body. I think the silhouette of the head of a mouse is just very a nice form on its own. 

This was such a great class that I am thinking about indulging in some ew gouache paint to try out. I really love the illustrations people can make with gouache and maybe I just need some more practice. 

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