Going forth in full force!

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It goes back to end of last year when I made up my mind to bring back on my daily intensive drawing habit which I had laid off for many years after college. For that very reason I got myself a Moleskine pocket diary for daily journaling – which is one of the ways to encourage myself to write and draw daily. It is now the month of April and I must say that I have been enjoying it thus far. Whatever I think and see it is all in the form of drawing in my mind instead of photographic image like I used to be seeing for the past 3 years when I decided to be actively involved in film photography which I have also found my passion in. But this year I will spend less time on photography but instead give a chance to myself to do something I used to do since childhood – drawing.

Beginning this year it started all in black and white outline drawing until a good friend of my gave me a Derwent Sketching collection set as a birthday gift 2 months ago and only recently that I finally put it to good use by adding colours to my journal pages. After testing out the coloured pencils and loved them so much that I got myself a complete set of 72 colours of Derwent Inktense set yesterday. It was a tough decision to make at the art store as of which colour range I should get. I would like to see more colours in my diary and will soon make a good use of the Moleskine watercolour notebook which got myself 2 months ago. I got the Lamy fountain pens because of my diary as I do not want to keep switching non-refillable drawing pens with different nib grades each time. It is a chain reaction – one thing leads to another.

So, while now I am putting my focus on drawing I am not abandoning photography completely, will still shoot whenever I have a chance. But for now I am giving my drawing skill a chance to take over, to improve and explore further – in full force!

One thing though, drawing is way more relaxing than photoshooting :P

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  1. daftsavant 72 months ago | reply

    Wow, what a wonderful array of "tools". Love your Moleskine series. Really anticipating the coloured series.

  2. Liyin Yeo of Liyin Creative Studio 72 months ago | reply

    Thanks for your encouraging words!
    Yea, there's now no excuse for not colouring my journal pages with these empowered tools! :D

  3. Mandy ML Chen 72 months ago | reply

    Oh wow, looking forward to see more colours in your daily sketches DIP!
    Nice new tools...an investment well-made. but don't abandon the old one ya...

  4. ChrisC_P 70 months ago | reply

    I love seeing fountain pens being used as drawing tools. :)

  5. Liyin Yeo of Liyin Creative Studio 67 months ago | reply

    ChrisC_P, indeed, I agree with you! I really enjoy using fountain pen for both drawing and writing. For drawing especially, as the lines created by the nib can sometimes be uneven depending on the pressure I use.

    Mr efes, thanks! Your comment has reminded me to make good use of my tools again :D

  6. littlepeacetin 61 months ago | reply

    Oh lala!

    Someday I will run in the horizon with these beauties in my bag...I know It! :P


  7. BJN<32paint 47 months ago | reply

    I know I shouldn't, but I'm coveting your 72 pencil Derwent Inktense collection. I love those things. Have a set of 24. Bottled ink is nice to use too.

  8. Gurpal Singh Kalra 30 months ago | reply

    Hi Liyin,

    Really love what you are doing.

    I wanted to check tho, for your Derwent Inktense, do they crumble easily?
    I bought a set last week and they seem to crumble very easily when sharpened.

    Don't know if there is a fault with the pencils or my technique. Even with the lightest colouring they seem to crumble.

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