Drawing Hands for my New Year Card

Each year, I struggle to find an idea for my New Year cards, and after that I struggle even more to write them. But this year I saw it as a creative challenge and an opportunity to practise in several fields that interest me: drawing hands, ink drawing and digital drawing. That made it so much more interesting, and I learned a lot. Not to mention that it led to a result I like so much that I may actually write and send them this year (you never know …)!

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Self-Portrait in a Checked Shirt

You know how much I love drawing portraits with pencil. I enjoyed the self-portrait with a striped shirt so much that I decided to continue in that vein, with another portrait inspired by the art of Ingres. I have drawn quite a few portraits of people wearing a patterned top by now, and I am having a lot of fun varying the pattern of the shirt.

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7 Ways to Wear a Breton Shirt

When I drew a self-portrait for my About page, I naturally chose one of my favourite outfits: the breton shirt (organic cotton!) and jeans. For this project, I did not want to focus on the resemblance to the model as an individual, but to have fun with fashion and clothes. I created a mini capsule wardrobe: seven ways to wear the breton shirt, drawn with pencil.

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