Davina Purnama shared an Instagram photo with you

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Davina Purnama just shared an Instagram photo with you:

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“Here’s something I’ve been working on recently – the final sketch of an illustration I’m donating to #1000womenstrong @circusvulcana to create silk screen printed tote bags and help raise funds to #savevulcana. If you’re interested in donating your time, skills or funds, please let me know – we need all the help we can get. to find out more bit.ly/18J1PlO TO DONATE: bit.ly/HzM4YW”

Thanks,
The Instagram Team

latest work in progress

I started taking up untutored life drawing classes at a nearby art institute in the last month or so and I’ve found it to be such an invaluable exercise. Within a three hour class, the improvement to my drawing ability is so significant. Every two weeks they select a different model and one of the recent models, Katy, was just beautiful to draw. I’ve started developing a few of my sketches of her and here’s a sneak peak of the first one.

finding watercolour inspiration in ordinary things

Over the last few months I’ve been a bit preoccupied with the latest season of Masterchef. So to ease my guilt about an absence of productivity whenever I settled in for an episode marathon, I started sketching in an A6 watercolour moleskine, using the fresh produce as inspiration.

It turned out to be such an enjoyable exercise and it reminded me how important it was to just play and create without the high expectations of producing a polished, finished piece.

So I spent some time looking for inspiration in every day objects to draw and here’s one of my favourite watercolour sketches from a recipe catalogue.

inbox 12

I stumbled across a beautiful project this week that brings together 5 cities (London, New York, Berlin, Madrid and Tokyo), half a dozen illustrators from each city and a whole lot of hometown pride into a gorgeous collection of postcard love. The project in essence creates an illustrated guide to each city with each postcard being a recommendation from a local or souvenir of the city.

To read more about it, check out this interview with Inbox 12. If you love these as much as I do, you can purchase them here.