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Drink and Draw!

Monthly drawing workshop Once a month on a Saturday I’m now running an informal drawing workshop, hosted by Colroger Deli in Mullion. We begin with a some fun drawing warm-ups before focusing on a subject to study in more detail. All participants get 10% off their drinks and all the materials are provided. Join us if you’re in the area and book on at www.melaniechadwick.co.uk

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10 ways to cultivate a healthy sketchbook habit

There are lots of benefits to having a sketchbook habit, for one it allows you to be in the moment and observe and take in your surroundings. I find that it calms me down, almost like being in a meditative state, and I often will feel more relaxed once I’ve sketched as my mind has had a chance to switch off and just draw what’s in front of me. Here are 10 ways to get you going if you’re thinking of taking up your own sketchbook habit. Use a sketchbook It sounds obvious but it is essential to nurturing your sketchbook habit if you choose a sketchbook that you will enjoy using, preferably one that will fit in your bag or pocket and is unlined. Having a sketchbook will help you keep things in sequence and can also be read like a book. You’ll be able to look back on […]