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Art by Sask
I draw, write & make gifs.
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    Tomorrow, I start a project about self-confidence with a task everyday. I will draw and write about it. In the end it’ll become a mini zine with guides and tasks. Message me, if you wanna join.

    Tomorrow, I start a project about self-confidence with a task everyday. I will draw and write about it. In the end it’ll become a mini zine with guides and tasks. Message me, if you wanna join.

    Fog studies – this is an older drawing, it shows another side of me

    Fog studies – this is an older drawing, it shows another side of me

    LOSE THE FEAR OF DRAWING

    by Saskia Keultjes

    MY FIRST DRAWINGS

    Since I could hold a pen, I’ve drawn always and everywhere. Sometimes my mother had to check on me in my room to see if I was still alive, because like many kids, I was totally engrossed in my colorful world (containing princesses, knights and dragons mostly).

    In school I doodled on math sheets,folders, notebooks, school desks, & restroom walls. Even my leather pencil case was doodled on. Illustrating on my learning materials rewarded me with bad marks for diligence and order.

    The art classes at Gymnasium (a prestigious German high school) gave me the coup de grace, discouraging me from ever drawing again. I thought I couldn’t draw, because I always drew differently from the rest of the classfrom my perspective and imagination.

    It started when I had to draw characters for a Flash Animation class in art school two years ago. I had to lose my fear of failing to create a nice character for a little flash game. I overcame my fear and I’m now able to tell stories, experiment, express my feelings and thoughts visually. When I realised that I drew everyday as much as I could, I realised that I wanted to be an illustrator, to finally do what I love fulltime.

    I get a lot of questions and messages about this topic, so I know there are some people who feel the same way, and might be interested in reading this. That is why I decided to write about how I lost the fear of drawing.

    DRAWING IS THINKING

    Sometimes I just wanted to take a picture of my mind; a precious moment, a feeling or a dream. I discovered that I didn’t need a science fiction machine to make this possible, just a pen and paper.

    Something to inspire: Imagine your grandmother saying this:

    “You can draw well!”

    I’m not as excited about technical ability as much as I am about drawings which I can develop an emotional connection with. To me, a “good drawing” is more than a pretty picture. It is visual thinking. An exciting drawing is: imperfect, reflective, brimming full of ideas, makes me think, and holds my attention for more than 2 seconds.

    LOSE THE FEAR OF DRAWING

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    What to put in a sketchbook for beginners 

    Your sketchbook is a secret place

    A sketchbook is very useful for everyone, especially for artists, students and kids. It boosts your creativity. To achieve that, use your sketchbook like a journal; make it a secret place. It’s very important to work freely inside it. Make sure you carry it everywhere.

    Sketchbook supplies:

    • a sketchbook
    • something to draw
    • glue or stickers 
    • scissors
    • foldback clips, paper clips, staples
    • different kinds of other paper
    • sticky notes

    How to start a new sketchbook:

    • start now
    • make a personal cover
    • don’t start at page one
    • destroy it’s beauty for example with a crappy drawing
    • or use the following tips

    Some topics for your sketchbook:

    • ideas
    • thoughts
    • shopping list
    • feelings
    • phonenumbers
    • recipes
    • mood
    • photography
    • problems
    • to do lists
    • food
    • dates
    • watercolours <3

    Things you can do in your sketchbook:

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    work in progress: This evening I am working on a fine-drawing of my pencil sketches, which I did for a book illustration 
 

    work in progress: This evening I am working on a fine-drawing of my pencil sketches, which I did for a book illustration 

     

    It&#8217;s all about eyes and hands a visual thought on a sticky note 

    It’s all about eyes and hands a visual thought on a sticky note 

    my escape a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes
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    my escape a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes

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    I am travelling through Germany right now, so I can only take pictures of my drawings.  Here is something from my sketchbook until I am back in Berlin to scan them things by Saskia Keultjes 
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    I am travelling through Germany right now, so I can only take pictures of my drawings.  Here is something from my sketchbook until I am back in Berlin to scan them things by Saskia Keultjes 

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    I care a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 
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    I care a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 

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    dunno why, but I am into fruits ^^ by Saskia Keultjes 
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    dunno why, but I am into fruits ^^ by Saskia Keultjes 

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    just a handful of blue berries from my sketchbook by Saskia Keultjes 
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    just a handful of blue berries from my sketchbook by Saskia Keultjes 

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    Today: I&#8217;m kind a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 
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    Today: I’m kind a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 

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    Today: a long way a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 
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    Today: a long way a mood drawing by Saskia Keultjes 

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