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Natalie G

just draw



Sketchbook Magic! Just do it

Hello! I'm Natalie and now in my last year of University, writing my Bachelor Thesis for my Software Development Studies. I always loved to draw but self doubt and stress can really stop you doing things you love. I found this class over a year ago and I was really tempted to enrol, but then I didn't. 

What is a better time to enrol in art-classes than your thesis-writing time? Haha, I procrastinate a lot but I also thing that I should do art again to feel more balanced and at peace with myself. So I hope I can draw daily again, like I used to years ago. 

I'm addicted to buying sketchbooks, so far I've got 38 empty ones waiting for me and 13 "active" books. 

Loved the videos so far! They are so warm and positive :) 

Day 1 - Art Supplies & Random Stuff from the house

I really loved the idea of searching stuff in your home to make art with. I chose to collect different paper to draw on. At first I just wanted to make some collage stuff? But after I did a big blue line on the ground of the page with my brush and those acrylics I rarely ever use, I wanted more and the bird happened :) 

This is a beautiful sketchbook I started 2013, but sadly never draw in these days, the paper in there is colourful so I'm often intimidated to do something with it. My personal challenge will be to continue drawing in this book for the next tasks!  


Day 2 - Go Outside

I've been at a medieval fair yesterday and brought a tiny sketchbook with me :) I drew some people I saw, sadly it started to rain and I couldn't draw that much :(7dd4e81f

Day 3 - No Time (6 minutes - my favourite things) 

This is something I struggle with on a regular basis... When I work a lot or have to do much for university it's hard to find those free minutes for drawing, or even the motivation to grab a sketchbook. I take my book with me all the time, but there are still some days where it's incredibly hard to do something! I loved this exercise it reminds me how it is possible to do something small in 6 minutes. 


Day 4 - No Space 


I've been out with a few friends and we went to a cafe where we all drew something :) I like it to draw somewhere else then home and it's especially nice with other artists around you

Day 5 (+29 more I guess)


I'm back, after some time absent from this site I want to try it some more. I was "lucky" enough to pick the 30 for the last assignment, so I guess I'll have to challenge myself again :) This should really be helpful for me though, I want to draw more and I always struggle doing so. So no matter what, no matter how small, I want to draw something for the next 30 days. Today I made a small ACEO card, with Origami-Paper. Ideally I'd do 29 more cards for the next days, but I don't want to pressure myself too much.

Day 2/30


just some random sketches today, I didn't spend much time at home ~

Day 3/30


Doodle with some geometric shapes as inspiration ~

Day 4/30


I have this doodle diary which I sadly abandoned some time ago, so I really have to catch up almost a month now... this is something I also abandoned because I always try to be too perfect, trying to doodle more loosely now. 

Day 5/30


I managed to do another card <3

Day 6/30


Vaiana Card because I've just seen the movie and looved it <3

Day 7/30


Day 8/30


OC sketches ~


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