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Worth-a-click blogs

I’d like to post more drawings, comics and the such but I don’t have access to my drawing table most of the time, unfortunately. I  need to find a way to organize my time a little differently. :-/
Any suggestions on how you bloggers work this out?

In the meanwhile, here are some inspiring blogs you should visit:

dabbled

Over at Dabbled, you’ll find tons of crafty tutorials and ressources. This blog have been around for quite awhile but I just recently discovered it.

graphicfairy

The name says it all, it’s the graphic fairy! Lots of vintage images for your personnal creations. It makes me want to take a look at thoses old books again.

nati

I’ve known Nati’s work for a few years, now. She is an italian illustrator and I stumbled on her work when I was in my Anne Rice frenzy. :-p She had done some great illustrations of the novel’s characters. Now, she’s working on her own work and it’s always an inspiration. Do, check it out!

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If you’d like me to do a tiny review of your blog via this serie, just let me know via the contact form.
If I like what I read and see, there’s very good chances I’ll write about it. 🙂

5 questions to ask yourself before starting a one-drawing-a-day blog

Before starting this blog, I was thinking about making a one-drawing-a-day blog type.

I did a Beta version for more than a week and realized this wouldn’t be possible for me during this time as I am too busy with my full time job and school schedule.

By trying it, I discovered I need to ask me some important questions on starting such a project. And I am gladly sharing them with you! 😉

Why do you want to do start this kind of blog?

For fun? For it’s creative challenge? To get recognition from your peers?
Just ask yourself “why” and see what is you reply. This will give you a good direction on starting your blog.

Will you post different drawings subjects or will it be the same?

Posting different drawings is easier than choosing a specific subject. You have endless possibilities and, if you’re too busy at some point, you may very well scan something from your old sketchbook to make up for it. :-p

But let’s say you decide to draw apples every day. After just a week of drawing apples, you may find it a little harder to draw it in a different perspective.

The good thing on posting about a specific subject is that it will help you get out of your creative comfort zone. You may look for different mediums that you’ve never touched. Try different drawing styles and use colors you are not attracted to, usually.

Do you have the time?

The idea of starting a one-drawing-a-day blog will get you exited with this brand new project and you won’t stop thinking about it… at least in the beginning!

You need to be extremely honest with yourself and calculate how much time you have for your blog. Remember, you’re human (as far as I know!) and you need to sleep, rest and have a social life.

If you’re not sure, do as I did; make a Beta Version to try it out for a couple of weeks.

When will you post your blog drawings?

Wil it be 7-days a week, 5 days a week or just when you think about it?
It comes back to the time you decide to put in your blog, as well.

For how long will you run this project?

Usually, when you start this type of blog, you choose  to do it for a long time. Many one-drawing-a-day blogs have a one year deadline.

But it doesn’t mean you have to do like them and may want to do it for a couple of months and see how it goes.
Most of us are afraid of such a time commitment project and, instead of just trying it, we don’t even start it.

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If you decide to start a one-drawing-a-day blog, do let me know as I would love to hear about your experience on the subject. 🙂

3 blogs reviews & links

There are so many good craft/design/illustration blogs out there. Here’s 3 of them:

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Orange you lucky is the illustration blog of Helen Dardik. An illustrator, designer and mother of 3. She regularly post images of her wimsiful work and ongoing projects. Here’s some free back-to-school labels from her. Her fresh style with vibrant color is just like starting the day with an orange juice! Yum!

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Indie House is the blog of a crafty lady and her husband. She makes a lot of projects and tutorials online. I recently loved her Easy Eco-Friendly Drawstring Produce Bags tutorial. This project  defenetely is on my “to-do” list for this year!

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Just something I made is the craft & design blog of Cathe Holden. She’s a graphic designer, also mother of 3 . She loves vintage illustrations and photos. She also often post craft tutorials that includes beautiful typography. Take for example this Copper metallic gourd embellishing, it is a great autumn craft!

Happy blog reading!


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It's about illustration, crafts & related events.

My name is Fanie and I’m a Montreal based illustrator & graphic designer. You may know me from drawing The Crafty Life comic in CLM. I ♥ comics, vegan food & ghost stories.

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