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At the beginning of the month as part of the stash dive I wanted to have another go at art journalling. Here is the first page of my new art journal.

Art Journal page; I give myself permission.

Art Journal page; I give myself permission.

Isn’t it a great quote? I read this on Suzi Blu’s blog several years ago and it has made a huge psycological difference to sketchbooks since. Now I have permission to stuff up it takes the pressure off and you can just create. I’m making individual pages so I can stamp off the page and also work on more than one page as an earlier one dries.

If you want to try art journalling, do give it a try its a lot of fun if you just do what you enjoy and don’t put too many rules round it.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of a sketch I created using Derwent Inktense Pencils. This time Bamboo

Bamboo sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Bamboo sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Hope these images have inspired you to try these pencils, they are a joy to use and great for sketching. A great gift idea for the artist in your life.

Please forgive the low light in the pictures of sketches I’m sharing, if I use software to bring up the brightness it alters the sketch colours & blending too much.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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As part of The Virtual Crafting Challenge this month being ‘Season’s’, here is my latest autumn sketch. This time featuring Larch cones. My lovely hubby spotted this out on a walk and brought it home for me.

Larch cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Larch cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Supplies used

  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 1600, 1730, 1740, 1800, 1900
  • Derwent Studio Pencils: 53, 55
  • Paper: Paperweave Practice paper
Larch cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Larch cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Here is a shot including the branch itself on the window sill of the studio. Glad I drew them the day I did, the following day it was so dark, cold n wet I wouldn’t have wanted to be out in the studio then.

Hope you like the picture and will be inspired to gather fallen nature from your area to sketch/draw and inspire your creative projects this month.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of a sketch I made of Rose Hips using Derwent Inktense pencils. These have rapidly become my favorite sketching & drawing pencil.

Rose Hips in Derwent Inktense pencils

Rose Hips in Derwent Inktense pencils

Derwent Inktense Pecils

  • Colours used: 300, 310, 1740, 1560, 1600, 1730

Hope you like it and if you haven’t already do give these amazing pencils a try.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of a sketch I created using Derwent Inktense Pencils. These wonderful pencils are water-soluble but vibrant colours, once the pigment has been washed out in the image, it sets fast further re-wetting doesn’t disturb the earlier colours. This means you need to think ahead a bit for colour blending but also has a big advantage, I found overlaying colours with traditional water-soluble pencils disturbed earlier layers, so personally I adore these pencils and you will see a lot of projects with them here.

Just to prove I can draw something other than roses, today’s picture features an acorn and a cone, kindly sent to me by Garden Pinks.

Acorn & Cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

Acorn & Cone sketch, in Derwent Inktense pencils

This has inspired a whole new train of thought for my drawing and I have been putting together what I call a forage box. Autumn is such a colourful time of year, making it a great time to get photographing the wonderful scenes around us as the trees change colour. The idea of the forage box came from the fact that I take forever to draw things, and sometimes in the case of flowers, in particular, they don’t always last as long as I need them too. Things like leaves and twigs however seem to last lots longer so they are ideal subjects for those of us who like to take a while to draw & sketch them.

Ten minute sketches are really great for focusing the eye into subjects and getting the most essential things down. I have also re-discovered a love of Teasels. I found one on a walk at a bird reserve recently and left it on the table next to me, if you have something that you want to draw, leaving it in your workspace for a while really gets you looking at it in more detail. The more you look at it the more you see. Then when you come to draw it you feel you have a better understanding of the item in question. This along with LOTS of practice has made a big difference to my drawing this year.

Hope you like the picture, more on the way. Off to get Christmas crafting

Best wishes

Billie :)

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