100 days of making comics (week 7)

Much of this week was taken up with the animal diary. I found the result really powerful, an expression of this strange Covid-weary moment in time. Animal Diary Each day, for four days, I wrote a page of whatever was on my mind. On the opposite page, I drew a picture of an animal and …

100 days of making comics (week 6)

Week 6 already? Time is certainly speeding by! This week began with one more character from last week's character jams and then moved on to different ways of exploring diary comics. Here's what I've been getting up to in my composition notebook... The Firefighter I love this guy and he loves what he does. A …

100 days of making comics (week 5)

Wow! I can't believe we are already 5 weeks into the 100 day project. That seemed to go super fast! This past week has been a wonderful bonanza of new characters. Character Jams In this character jam, we had 60 seconds to draw each character, preferably showing the whole of their body and preferably with …

100 days of making comics (week 4)

Wow, 4 weeks of The 100 Day Project has already gone by! Much of this week was spent developing the characters that appeared in last week's Face Jam. First up: colouring in the panels. It’s amazing how different these look when they shift out of black and white into colour! Photo booth We moved on …

100 days of making comics (week 1)

The 100 day project  began on January 31 and I decided on the spur of the moment to dive into  100 days of making comics using Lynda Barry’s ‘Making Comics’ book as my guide. I wasn’t planning on taking part in the challenge but with all the digital art I’ve been making lately I have found …

Divyam’s comics diary

Recently, my arty morning pages seem to have morphed into night-time pages. I've been using Lynda Barry’s 4-minute diary. It's a wonderful way to keep a diary and is easy to squeeze in, even at the end of the busiest day. Here are the steps: List ten things you did List ten things you saw …

A Messy Conversation

Today I had the great pleasure of being interviewed for Get Messy Art Journal by one of my favourite Messy Artists, the fabulous Misty Granade. We talked about my creative story so far, the things that inspire me to create, how there's no such thing as a beginner, and a whole lot more. Here is …

All the best warriors I know are on TV

O! To rest On a great wooden chair, Covered with sheepskin, And drink a cup of ale Between battles! * * * Something troubling you? Why not follow Lynda Barry's sage advice and draw a monster? That's what I did today and found it so much more satisfying to see my fears visualised and externalised …

How will I know?

One of the things I'm loving about art journaling is that you don't need to know where you're going when you start a page. In fact, it's often better not to know! This week I took a wonderful tutorial with Pam Garrison, guest artist of Season of Art 101 at Get Messy. We worked in …

Ways in to colour

After spending almost all of 2016 working in black and white, I decided it was time to play around with some colour. So I set off on my winter holiday with my little Koi Sakura sketch box of 12 watercolours, determined to give it a go. But the task was not so simple. I realised that …

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