Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Grid drawings

I am absolutely obsessed with grids this year. I use them in my Morning Book a lot, I use them for my pattern designs, I use them for mosaic type drawings, well...I just use them for everything.

One thing I love to do is to fill a full page of my Moleskine squared XL book with what I call a 'grid drawing', it's basically a symmetrical pattern drawing, almost like a tapestry. I draw them with dashed lines, using the grid as my guide to make shapes, and then colour them in with felt tip pens. They are very addictive!

They are also a lot of work, but that's okay, it keeps the gremlins in my head at bay when I need to relax my mind.

Here's two drawings I did recently:









In my morning book I am currently experimenting with similar type drawings in a sort of square mandala shape and it's turning out quite interesting. Will keep you posted on those!

Doing these drawings and also colouring them gives me so much pleasure that it makes me wonder if any of you would be interested if I put up a couple of non coloured drawings of these as a freebie (printable) on the blog so you can colour them in yourself? I'd be more than happy to scan a few before I colour them in and share them with you.
Let me know what you think.

Wishing you al a wonderful and artsy day!

14 comments:

  1. Gaaf en ja ik wil er wel 1 zelf inkleuren ;-)

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  2. Your morning grid drawings are my favorite. While reading your post, I was thinking to myself, how nice it would be if you could demonstrate how you make the grids.
    I would be thrilled to have a copy of your drawings. Such a great idea.
    Barb
    USA

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    1. Maybe I'll do a tutorial at some point. They really aren't that complicated, they just take some patience.

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  3. yes...i would love you to scan your drawings. i would never have the patience to be so methodical myself....but it would be fun to color what was already drawn for me.

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    1. It's actually the methodical part that is very soothing to me. It's weird how I hardly have any patience for sketching from life, but can spend hours bend over a detailed pattern/grid. ;-)

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  4. i would LOVE to try my hand at coloring these in!

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  5. That sounds like a fun idea! Can you imagine all the different interpretations you would see from the same drawing you created? I love looking at your "pattern" artworks. I like your color combinations and the variations you create...almost like paper quilts. :)

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    1. This is exactly what would be interesting to me, the colour choices other people would make. There's an old tutorial on this blog about mixed media houses and it was such fun back then to see what people did with it. The colouring pages are already in the making and I will post them when they are done.

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  6. Wat een prachtige pagina's. En ja, ik zou ze graag zelf willen inkleuren.

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  7. Hi Caatje, I would love some printable a of your grid designs to color, I think that would be so much fun! Coloring is really relaxing. I have so much to do right now a little coloring would be awesome!

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    1. I will put some pages up soon Dianna. I already finished them and just need to scan them for the blog.

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