October 2019 Scrawlr Box

Remember when the September box had a really awesome surprise with one of my favourite YouTube artists being the featured artist?  Well the October box did the same thing.  I opened it up to this gorgeous print by DrawWiffWaffles

This box also had a special treat from Scrawlr to celebrate their 50th box, which is just freaking amazing.

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The supplies this month were brilliant too.

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At first I thought the paler Copic Ciao was one that I already have, but not quite.

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First job – swatching.

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The challenge was to draw an outfit, so I drew out a sketch of a nice cosy looking set of clothes.

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Usually with Scrawlr boxes people try to keep to what’s in the box for their supplies.  I usually do as well.  And I started off okay.  I used the paper provided, I sketched with the pencil provided, I outlined with the multiliner, erased with the eraser, and used the BV00 for the jumper and the BV04 for the pants.

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But at this point I became a little stuck.  So I allowed myself two markers for the skin.  I did make sure they were Copic Ciaos though, so they were kinda on theme.

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Then I decided that since I’d already gone outside the box, I’d use Copic Ciaos for the shoes, eyes, hair, and floor as well.

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Then once I’d finished adding all the little details with the glitter pen and the white paint pen, I thought I’d go for broke and use all my pastelly Copic Ciaos for the background.

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I’m really pleased with the final piece.  Yes, I didn’t stick to what was in the box, but I was inspired by it and that’s what really counts.  Right?

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Also, if anyone knows where I can get a jumper like that, let me know.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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