A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line – Tagged "Drawing a Day"– Alice Draws The Line

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A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line

  • Dandelions

    Dandelions have really caught my eye this year. I have found I have drawn them a lot recently. 
    Here are some that I drew using procreate on the iPad (something I'm still getting used to).
    From here, and something I was reading about Courage, this character appeared! Dandy, the Lion. 
  • Sketching in a field

    The other day I went for a walk from the studio. I popped my A6 sketchbook, pen and watercolours in the pocket of my dungarees (-the fact that these fit in here is an exciting new discovery!) and took some tea too. There is something wonderful about working outdoors. I often fool myself into thinking that I need more kit or more time than I do - my favourite results are often created using a small piece of paper and just a pen and drawn quickly - no fretting or over stressing the situation. 
  • How I draw... a dandelion

    Drawing is so instinctive for me now that I just do it. 

    However, when someone else watches me draw and comments on the process of how a drawing is created it makes me almost zoom out and think about how I’m constructing the picture and what I’m looking at and when. 

    So this week I’ve tried something new. I sat down to do my daily drawing but this time, I filmed it in real time and talked as I drew, in an attempt to explain what I’m doing and where I’m looking as I go.

  • The power of personal projects

    I am a big believer in personal projects. Alice Draws the Line came about because of one of them. My new year's resolution for 2008 was to do a drawing a day for the whole year. I kept the daily drawings all in one sketchbook and by the summer it spilled into a second volume. It wasn't easy, it was a challenge. 
  • My Drawing A Day kit... and sketchbooks galore!

    I've occasionally been asked on Instagram about my sketchbooks and the materials I use to create my artwork.

    So here we go, some answers...