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Vanessa Bentley
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Day 5 - 60 minutes or less daily artwork
I am really starting to enjoy my commitment to drawing something every day. I started this drawing and it really took off. I like where this is going, and I find that my ideas for the children's story that I am planning are becoming clearer through drawing.

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Day 4 - 60 minutes or less daily artwork
Not much to show today. But, in keeping with my idea that this is an exercise to help me towards illustrating better, this works. Two cockatoos. I wonder what he is saying to her.

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Day 3 - 60 minutes or less daily artwork
I had no idea where I was going with this drawing. I started with the little girl and it went on from there. Good practice again for illustrating.

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Day 2 - 60 minutes or less daily artwork
Day 2 and my found myself drawing a cat on a little card. I painted it with gouache and lined it with pen. This is a cat that I have in mind for a children's story I am putting together for my granddaughter. The more I draw it, the easier it will get. I end...

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Day 1 - 60 minutes or less daily artwork
I am absolutely horrified when I see how long it's been since I last posted anything. That means that it has been ages since I painted or drew. In the last week or so I have been trying to draw or doodle a bit more. That brought about the idea to challenge ...

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The art behind the art
Somebody once said to me "you're so lucky you can draw". I disagree, it's not luck, it's the fact that I've been drawing since I can remember. The more you draw, the better you get. I took art at High School and studied art after that. If I had the time, I ...

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Cat portrait in pen
It has been a good weekend. I have done quite a bit of drawing. Something I've needed to do for a long time. When I moved from the Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape to Johannesburg 3 years ago, I was 'adopted' by a big ginger tom cat named Nugget. I found ...

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Breaking through creative block
It has been quite a while since I've done any drawing or painting. 2015 started with me moving into a new home, then a whole lot of things kept me away from my pens, pencils and paint. My day job is doing magazine layout and design, it is a fantastic creati...
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