As I had mentioned in a previous post, I am participating in Roxanne Coble‘s April Art Challenge, which is a thirty day challenge consisting of prompts for drawing and making art in general. I recently purchased a watercolor Moleskine sketchbook without any plans for it, but was sure a need would arise. With my discovery of the thirty day challenge, I decided to grab my new Molskine and jump right in!
I’ve found my niche with watercolor, being a fan of NeoColor II water soluble crayons for several years, but have never sought out watercolor paper before now. The majority of my watercolor art happens layered on gesso or acrylic paint, so I’m genuinely excited to color my drawings in this book! This Moleskine is technically the “large” watercolor sketchbook, measuring at 8 1/4″ x 5″. Honestly, I would tend to disagree with that assessment, but I use books about twice the size (or larger) for my average art journal.
I partitioned most pages to fit four sketching dates per spread. This format allowed for me to pre-title each date, acting as a reminder of the prompts for the following days. Some dates I’m thrilled about, including the prompts of: “crystals,” “something with wings,” “teeth,” “skeleton key,” and “villain.” That being said, when it comes to “song lyrics,” and “historical figure,” I’m still at a loss. But, it is called a challenge, after all…hopefully I’m challenged and not just stumped when the time comes.
Feel fee to join me in this challenge, I promise it isn’t too late! You don’t need a sketchbook or fancy pens; printer paper and a pencil will do just fine. Roxanne is welcoming people to post their drawings on social media using the hashtag #aprilartchallenge. You can also tag her on Instagram by using @bybun. Let me know if you decide to do this challenge by leaving me a comment. You can also leave a link below to your Instagram post or Facebook post, so that we can all take a peek at your inspired sketches.