illustrated project – january

hey, everyone!
here is the first month of my ‘Illustrated Project’ I set out to complete this year, where I do an illustration a day all through 2016. 
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If you’re interested in following my illustrated journey, you can follow me on this Instagram account I made exclusively for that 🙂 You can also click on the image to zoom in and see some of these illustrations better.

This is Your Year

This is Mr.Bear
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Mr.Bear has decided that this will be the Best Year ever for you, hence why he made that big sign. He thinks you should use his declaration as your motivation throughout 2016, that’s why I made him into a free printable. (just click on the photo to enlarge, then right click and save. As always, please remember to play nice and give credit when you use, and don’t claim it as your own or sell for profit. Mr.Bear will be sad)
You can see the timelapse video of this illustration from start to finish here. I finally set up a YouTube channel! *throws confetti* woot woot! One of my goals for 2016 is to record AND share more videos of my illustrations, project life pages, process videos, studio tours and more. So I guess this is a start 🙂

xo

Sketch Your World

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I’m so excited to share that I’m teaching a new class Sketch Your World with Studio Calico.
In this fun class I’ll introduce you to the tools & techniques I use every day to capture the world around me. We’ll go over different materials and practice basic drawing exercises to get you more comfortable using pens & watercolours. Then we’ll move on to sketching your surroundings and I’ll go over the different techniques, tips + tricks on how to creatively capture the world as you see it, both indoors and outdoors. The content is video based and will have lots of practice exercises. There is also a FREE stamp set when you sign up (while supplies last) designed by yours truly 🙂 Oh, and I also designed another stamp and these watercolour cards, both available for purchase in their shop. *happy dance*
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This class is enrolling now and the content goes LIVE February 1st. I hope to see you there!

xo