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Draw Along (402)

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Episode 402

Episode 402 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — a short timed draw along on a Saturday morning

In this episode of the CMP, a short draw-along — 10 minutes. The portrait pick I was using today was a young girl with great pink sunglasses and a cute pink and yellow dress stamped with sharks. I only did a pencil sketch during the podcast, but I went on later to ink her and then use pink and yellow fountain pen ink to treat the glasses and the dress, which was super fun for a burst of vibrancy and color.

Grab your sketchbook or a drawing you want to work on, and join me. You have ten minutes, right? That’s all it takes to get a good amount of drawing in. You’ll feel productive at the end. (Okay, it will take 20 minutes to listen start to finish. Break it up into two sessions if it helps!)

Note: The next Draw Along will be a Patreon-only show (for Field Note supporters), but I plan to continue to do some Draw Along shows here in the regular feed as well. The frequency will scale back a bit, but they will be happening – because I really enjoy doing them. Plus, I get (and make) extra drawing time when I record them, which I love!

Mentioned in this Episode (or Related)

  • Draw Along 1
  • Draw Along 2
  • Draw Along 3
  • Draw Along 4
  • Uni-Gel Alpha Shaker pencil (mine is listed as “slightly firm” – but it’s super cushy; they do come in other softness/hardness ratings. I really do love this shaker!)
  • Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White (these things disappear like socks; you can never have too many white erasers lying around)
  • Moleskine Art Sketchbook (back in my sketchbook in and around the index cards — so happy –> There are other sketchbooks in this size, but I found this one to be really solid for pen and ink…. no bleed through with regular fountain pens/fineliners. It’s not for Copic or Sharpie. I’ll have a hard time switching to anything else for illustrated journaling unless I bring paint into the mix.)
  • Preppy .02 (an excellent and inexpensive way to explore fountain pens for drawing — this is finer than the typical .03 Preppy you find in sets)
  • Jinhao EF Shark Fountain Pens — a set of 12 (I haven’t used these, but these inexpensive Sharks get pretty good reviews and might be fun for summer or for inking up in a rainbow of colors; Fine and Fude available — Swans, too!)

Show Information:

A note about Trello: I’m feeling really productive with my reading and my “To Read” list this year using Trello. I use Trello for other things, including tracking my 50 Before 50 list, but I am finding new book lover’s peace this year with Trello boards set up to help me keep track of books I want to read, Kindle books I snag on a deal, books I hear about in groups or on other podcasts, and then the books I actually am reading or listening to. If you haven’t tried Trello, you should! (It’s free!)

Note: links provided to books, tools, and other resources on the Creativity Matters Podcast website may be affiliate links for which the podcast would make a (very) small amount of money if the item was purchased. Links are provided for convenience to help you find/see/explore the books, tools, and resources I talk about. Using the library, when possible, is always my first recommendation.

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