Manito Park in Color, and Daily Littles for December

One of my intentions for 2019 is to color my sketches as soon as possible instead of letting them slide. Adding color is so much fun, so why wait? There is always something new to sketch, so I tend to just keep sketching and not take the time to enjoy adding a little color. Hopefully, next year I will be more prompt with the color.

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I am enjoying another month of filling a journal spread with daily “littles.” It helps keep my creative energy flowing to commit to making one tiny sketch a day, even if that is all the sketching I can manage to work in for the day. December is half gone already and the daily “littles” spread is filling up fast. Christmas will be here before we know it! I wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

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Stay creative!

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6 thoughts on “Manito Park in Color, and Daily Littles for December

  1. This is a fantastic idea! I am not formally trained and am often intimidated in art supply stores. Would you mind sharing what supplies you use? What kind of pen/pencil do you use?

    I am so inspired by your daily Littles practice I want to begin this for myself. ❤️

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  2. Good for you Christina. Making a little art daily is one of the best things you could do. For a quick predrawing, which is just a few basic guidelines to show placement and proportions, I use a light brown Albrecht Durer watercolor pencil. The exact color doesn’t matter. I use it lightly and it mostly disappears when I do the watercolor washes later. The ink drawing is done with my Lamy Safari fountain pen, filled with Noodler’s Brown ink. When the ink is dry I add color from my palette filled with artist quality paints of various brands, Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Old Holland, a few M. Graham. I choose colors I like and that I have learned work well together. The important thing is to choose artist quality paints and use artist quality watercolor paper. You won’t get good results otherwise and wonder why you struggle so much. 🙂 Best of luck!

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