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1. How an #ink #drawing starts. #Sketch #studio #bookart (at 17th...


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2. Getting the hang of it

That brown paper background seems to work really good with black pen, a pinch of white, grey brush pen and a dash of 1 colour.

I enjoyed doing this drawing of people listening to my husband's band playing. It felt like my pen caught up the rhythm.


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3. Rainy Days in Amsterdam

We're already deep into may, but I still think these April drawings are worth posting:
April 25 was the quarterly Worldwide Sketchcrawl day. In Amsterdam, we gathered with about 30 people and mostly sketched inside, avoiding the rain. We basically took over 't Blauwe Theehuis, which is a great tea house in the middle of Vondelpark.




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4. May Sketch




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5. Oh well...

I felt kind of lucky with such a neat first entry in my toned paper sketchbook. Later that week, I carved out a little bit of time and found a street bench where I sat down to draw the bicycle that was in front of me. I got totally absorbed by the negative spaces, the shades and complex shapes and forgot about the possibility that the bicycle would be parked there forever. So it took me by surprise when the owner of the bike walked up and wheeled my subject away before I finished drawing it.
Oh well...
There are many bicycles in Amsterdam actually that look like this: with one of the wheels snatched off. So the drawing doesn't even stand out that much. But next time, I might better choose to draw a bicycle like that!


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6. A fun little private comission! #pig #owl #pen #ink #Sketch (at...


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7. Mr. Badger makes a visit to the MacDougall’s in Mythwood

Recently I decided to follow Mr. Badger along as he paid a visit to a friend in Mythwood.

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8. Mr. Badger makes a visit to the MacDougall’s in Mythwood


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9. Things are coming along on this private comission! #watercolor...


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10. Somebody’s getting a cool present! #illustration...


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11. Drink 'n' Draw



Even though I'm not much of a drinker, I like spending time in cafes, with my sketchbook of course.
I started the journal spread below while I waited to meet a friend in a cafe downtown in Amsterdam. Then, when she arrived, we had a lot to catch up on, so I put the sketchbook aside to chat with her, and also to make a quick blind contour drawing of her.

Then after dinner, another friend joined us, and while we chatted, I opened my sketchbook again to crosshatch my way through the spread. At first I thought they might think of it as anti-social of me, but when I asked them, they told me to go on and that they were fascinated to see the drawing come to life. I am happy to notice that by now I can do some drawing and talking at the same time, although it's still not 'fluently', but I'm learning!

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12. It’s an Animal Party today at the studio! #illustration...


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13. I’m enjoying working on this #PetPortrait #Commission of a...

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14. Hey kid, kick up your heels! #pencil #Sketch #dancing #pig #goat...

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15. the fear of a people sketcher


Yesterday I went back to Gallery Oldham where I'd previously done research for the Museum job that I've talked about in my last posts. This time though I returned for a little mini sketch meet up with some friends.
When I was there last time I made this sketch, below, of the guy who worked in the gallery's lovely Naked Bean cafe. It was a sneaky sketch, I didn't show him but I did post the sketch on Twitter and the cafe saw it. They said that he loved it - even though i'd made him look pretty grumpy in it. Which he wasn't. He was the opposite to grumpy. 
Anyway, yesterday, when I returned and with the knowledge he was happy with the sketch I took the opportunity to get a photo of him with it. He said "I've never been drawn before. It made my day. I put it on Facebook and everything".
think the fear for all of us that sketch people is their response to it. Will they be offended? Will they hate it? I know it's my fear which is why I don't often show them. But his response made my day. This time it paid off.

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16. A fine blend of non-sense engineering and cats.

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17. Suddenly!



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18. Have paintbrush, will travel



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19. Have paintbrush, will travel

Prepping for a watercolor of Burt Wayne “Bat Dog!”



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20. Life Drawing



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21. “Considering” #pencil #Sketch #studio #watercolor...

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22. easel endeavors...

these two cuties!

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sweet little Lily, inspired by a recent trip to Longwood gardens and the breathtaking floral displays they have there. just gorgeous.


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this little guy....a commission for a friend...and a returning customer (and we know how much i LOVE those!!). a boy, his frog...and perhaps a cookie can be found in there somewhere as well. his nickname was 'cookie' while laying so sweetly in his mama's belly. so, a cookie in the drawing/painting shall appear. i aim to please. :)

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23. Lion Sketch for Sale to Support The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado

John the Lion, the handsome fellow I have sketched several times at the Cincinnati Zoo
I have a sketch for sale of John the Lion  that will benefit The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado to build funds in order for them to bring in and care for 33 lions and 1 Andean bear just being rescued from circuses.

Spread the word; Share and enjoy!


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From a trip last summer...
You can see all the art and prints available here:
http://us.ebid.net/perl/main.cgi?mo=user-store&title=wildlife-art-for-the-wild-animal-sanctuary

Also for sale is a signed copy of my book Big Cats.
http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/big-cats-by-christina-wald-138219576.htm












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24. 5 Tips To Challenge Yourself

When you're free or on vacation, there is plenty of lazy hours which means: a lot of drawing time. I love that. It gives me the opportunity to take the time to do elaborate drawings, but also to study. Trying out new techniques for example, or focusing on drawing things that may seem daunting to draw. You don't need a vacation for that though - you can balance a busy life with drawing and learning new things.

Here are 5 Tips To Challenge Yourself

1. Pick a subject that moves all the time.
It may seem too hard to draw. Like waving tree branches or water.
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You can dread it, or you can just go for it. It's better to make a mediocre drawing than no drawing at all.
During the process, you're learning. Study your subject really well. Take notes. Don't give up, you can do it.
2. Pick a subject that's alive.
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When drawing animals for example, they won't sit still and model for you. You never know when they will start moving or reposition.
This will train you to work fast and to study their proportions.
3. No peeking and no cheating.
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Pick a subject. Take a minute. Don't look at your paper - and draw. It helps if you don't lift your pen off the paper, to keep track of where you are on the paper.
You could be surprised by the results, and even colour your quick blind drawing.
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4. Get going and keep going.
Whether you're lazy or crazy busy - there's always room to study and learn.
And if you're crazy busy and lazy - you could use an extra kick-in-the butt. Well, guess what? On April 6, the 4-week workshop Awesome Art Journaling started. It gives you just that extra push that you need.
For more info and to enroll in Awesome Art Journaling click here.
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5. No Excuses To Learn New Things.
Finally it's here! you can to sign up for the brand new 6-week klass in Sketchbook Skool, themed 'Stretching'! It starts April 17. Be ready to be surprised, refreshed and inspired. Find more info and sign-up by clicking here.

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25. Mr. Badger makes a visit to the MacDougall’s in Mythwood....

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