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Draw Tip Tuesday – Make An Art Manifesto

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on January 8, 2019

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Hopefully, you’ve been having a great first week of the year. And also, I hope you’ve made some art. Even a quick little sketch counts, and will contribute to your creative habit. Because even the smallest sketch is better than a drawing you didn’t make at all.

Maybe you’re all pumped, and you’ve dived into the challenge of a drawing every day and so far, you’re doing great.

And I sure hope you will keep going. You can!
To remind yourself about your resolution to spend time making art this year, write yourself a manifesto. Do it on a page somewhere in the middle of your sketchbook, because this manifesto is a letter to your future self – to motivate and encourage you when you reach the page in a few weeks time, as you are filling your sketchbook.

And if you’re still recovering from all festivities, and haven’t gotten back into a creative habit just yet – pick any page in your sketchbook, and write your manifesto to remind yourself that making art makes you happy. And that it’s worth spending time doing what you love.

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.