Now the Christmas holidays are in full run and the new year is approaching very fast, I finally find (or make) some time to look back on 2018 and make plans for 2019! At the end of 2017 I bought the most expensive present ever! And you know what, it was a present for myself! After months of saving and saving, I finally was able to buy my Ipad pro. It was always a dream to have one, but thought it would never be possible until I decided to just put money aside every month. Before that I didn’t have a drawing tablet. I made all my drawings with the mouse, and drawing the same line 10 times gave a lot of frustrations..
At that same time, some very talented girls decided to start a #100daychallenge together on the 1st day of 2018. Perfect timing to start drawing on my brand new Ipad. Buying the Ipad and starting the challenge were the best decisions I had made in a long time.
Drawing on an Ipad has it’s own challenges and techniques. If you want to achieve a certain style like watercolor, you need to use a completely different technique than when you paint with watercolors on paper. On Skillshare I found so many fantastic classes, and in every class I found something that helped me a little closer in finding a technique I feel comfortable with… And by doing the 100 day challenge, I felt myself growing day by day. It wasn’t always easy because I forced myself to finish a drawing everyday and placing it on instagram. But without this challenge I wouldn’t be where I am right now! It is something I would recommend to anyone who wants to practice any kind of skill. In this little video you can see the drawings I made in the challenge.
Because I experienced the benefits of a challenge, starting a new challenge is what I will do in 2019. Not a daily challenge because that would take up to much time, but I thought it is time to make some pattern collections, and a monthly challenge could be perfect for it. So here it is: Every month of 2019 I will make a small pattern collection of 3 patterns. So that means 3 x 12 is 36 patterns in total! And of course I will share the process of each patterncollection with you on this blog. I already have some ideas in mind, but if you have a specific idea, or you want to challenge me even more, I’m all ears!
But for now, Merry Christmas to you!
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