This week I’ve decided to give you an insight into how I build up the two pages. I try and start each weeks drawing in a different place on the page. This just helps me stay mindful whilst drawing so I can really focus on what I’m doing. As you can see I move around the page and try not to finish one page ahead of the other. I like to work round in a spiral as much as possible.
This week I’ve also continue to play with the pens I use to draw with. Last week I was struggling to get used to using my two new pens and it took me a very long to complete two pages because I was using the smaller pen for all the construction lines. I therefore decided to buy more of the original pen that I started with. Using all three types of pen has really improved my technique and I’m pleased with how this has worked. So for those who want to know, that means I’m using the following:
- Pentel: EnerGel 0.7
- Pilot: Pure Liquid Ink 0.5 (V Ball)
- Pilot: Pure Liquid Ink 1.0 (V Sign Pen)
The downside to this is that I now have to carry my book and three pens with me. I have been taking my mindfulness drawing to anywhere I might need to do some stress busting. I really have been able to achieve a total state of calm by doing these drawings and find that picking it up just for 5 or 10 minutes at a time is very beneficial for me.
Additionally this weeks’ drawing is also a ‘spot the panda’ by request of my sister. I invite you all to spot the panda and as I’ve uploaded this one in a special large format, why not print this one and have a go at colouring it yourself to enhance your mindfulness. If you do, make sure you share them with me – I’d love to see them!
Emelye Evans, this one’s for you: