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Week 2 – 100days project

Week two of my 100 days project and I am having so much fun… it is not hard to draw every single day and for now I have loads of inspiration. I have this page in my sketchbook with a lot of ideas scribbled down, which I will be working out the next few days. Some of these characters were inspired by people I saw on the street. The biking lady below was inspired by a rather chubby guy on a racing bike (including the Lycra outfit) taking me over and looking back to see if he already passed me… I thought it worked better with some waving hair, so I made a women of it. The old grandpa on his scooter was based on a real grandpa I saw on my daily lunch walk.  Of course I exaggerated things :)

In the weekend I made my first illustration with gouache, ‘flower lady with hat’. It was both new and fun to work with this new medium. I love being able to mix colours and make gradients in the drawing. It is also very convenient that you can paint over things, if you make a mistake, you can still correct it, and you can change your mind during the process.  It is of course a bit different to work with, but I think I did quite ok for a first time. More experiments will follow, I am sure.

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008 – Biking lady in Lycra

009 – Yoga lady in nature

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010 – Card box knight

011 – Though guy and his momma

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012 – British chap having tea

013 – Flower lady with hat

014 – Grandpa on his scooter

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I am still having fun with designing outfits, sporty ones or dandy ones, it does not matter. And designing wallpaper is a lot of fun too, I noticed. I think that will not be the last colourful background in this project :) 

If you want to follow me on Instagram, check the hashtag #100daysofcharactersbydesignwonderlab (or see my account @designwonderlab)

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