Drawing #39: Paperfuel Doodle Your Day
I had to wait a while for this book (see shop log: Shoplog: Craft supplies purchased at various stores). In this article more information about this new book from Paperfuel and my first drawings that I made in it. With of course an extensive explanation of what I used and how I drew.
Paperfuel Doodle Your Day
When Paperfuel announced that they were releasing two new products, I immediately reserved them. I already wrote an article about the first new product, the coloring book with cards 'Doodle coloring cards to send': Coloring for adults #17: Doodle coloring cards from Paperfuel.
I had to wait longer for this book, a delay. I bought the book on bol.com 'Doodle Your Day' by Paperfuel (Karin Luttenberg) for € 14.99. At the beginning there is an extensive explanation of what doodling is, examples and assignments that you can make. The vast majority of the book is a sketchbook, you fill these pages yourself.
Time to get started
I quickly went through the explanation. Later I also want to make assignments from this, but I actually wanted to start drawing on the empty pages right away. I did include the tips in the explanation of my drawing.
Paperfuel had a 'Fairytale edition Doodle December Challenge' in December. Also nice to know: Even without this book you can find the drawing assignments, explanations and examples. Then take a look at her Instagram page Paper_fuel.
Tip: I placed something under the left page of the book so that the book lies straight. Otherwise it is very difficult to draw.
Start 'Fairytale edition Doodle December Challenge'
On November 28, Paperfuel posted a video on her Instagram that kicked off the challenge. Various small drawings are explained step by step. Definitely fun to look back!
I drew the mascot you see in the photo below using this video. I used a regular pencil for the sketch. I traced the sketch with a black fineliner (Pigma Micron). I colored part of the mascot with the same fineliner. I made the shadows and the circle behind the mascot with a gray colored pencil (Faber-Castell)
Fairytale edition Doodle December Challenge: Little Red Riding Hood
The assignment from December 1-3 was to draw Little Red Riding Hood. I wanted to not only draw the character but also fill in the background. First I drew Little Red Riding Hood with a pencil. I made up Little Red Riding Hood myself. I did look on Google for examples for inspiration for Little Red Riding Hood, because what does Little Red Riding Hood usually look like... I had no idea. I also drew the background with pencil.
When I was satisfied I traced all the lines with a black fineliner. I then colored my drawing with alcohol markers. This time I used the Promarkers from Winsor & Newton. I also like to use Action alcohol markers. Would you like to know more about alcohol markers? Then read the article: Drawing #24: Working with Promarkers & Action Twinmarkers (alcohol markers).
Tip: If you are also going to color in this book with alcohol markers, place a protective sheet under the page you are going to color. The paper pressed through so much that the piece of paper I had placed under my page had marker on it.
Fairytale edition Doodle December Challenge: Hansel & Gretel
Not a very sweet fairytale, but I wanted to keep my drawing nice. I made a sketch in pencil. I got the inspiration for the faces from the book 'Drawing a Cartoon Girl', also from Paperfuel. I previously wrote an article about this: Drawing #3: Drawing cartoon girls #1, the basics & variations.
I traced the pencil lines again with a black fineliner. For the coloring, I was inspired by the drawing of Little Red Riding Hood from Paperfuel (see her Instagram post from December 1, 2023). I used a black fineliner again for this.
Exercise 'One page full'
Time to do an exercise from the doodle book. I chose the assignment 'One page full'. With the explanation and examples from the book 'This is how you draw cute animals!' I made the sketch with pencil. I also wrote an article about this book before: Drawing #22: This is how you draw cute animals!.
I then traced all the sketch lines with a black fineliner (Pigma mircon 01). I made the lines around the animals thicker with the thicker fineliner (Pigma micron 03). I made the shadow lines with a thin fineliner (Pigma micron 005). I made dots in the background with a black fineliner.
Short review Paperfuel Doodle Your Day
If you are looking for a book with explanations but also enough space for your own creations, then this book is definitely for you. The paper in the book is sturdy and draws well. Especially with colored pencils and fineliners. I found working with Promarkers (alcohol markers) a little less enjoyable. The paper is very pressurized. The latter is always the case with alcohol markers, but it is very bad with this paper. I thought the ease of use of the book was a plus. I sketched several drawings on the couch under a blanket with the TV on.
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