Lotti Brown Designs

-- Artist & Designer - Author & Teacher of Drawing Your Way --

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Buy or Make Your Sketchbook

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Once you’ve decided it’s a great idea to keep a sketchbook, the next thing to decide is what your own sketchbook is going to be like…

You can make a sketchbook at home to use for your drawings

You can make a sketchbook at home to use for your drawings

In this week’s lesson, we’ll look at a few options for buying your sketchbook, how to use loose sheets as a sketchbook and some instructions for easy sketchbook makes…

If you’d like to save some money and have something unique, you can make your very own sketchbook at home!

It’s not even that difficult!

Click here to get inspired and decide whether to buy or make your sketchbook…

This is part of my online drawing resource to get you feeling creatively inspired to make art - you can catch up with all the free lessons so far here…

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Keeping a Sketchbook

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In today’s free drawing lesson, we’re looking at keeping a sketchbook - why would you keep a sketchbook? How could you use it? How is it useful? What might you put in it?

Let’s take a look, here…

Keeping a sketchbook ideas

Keeping a sketchbook ideas

This is part of my free online drawing resource to help you feel inspired to get drawing and get creative. If you’d like to catch up with the lessons so far, click here to start drawing your way…

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Make Your Art Meaningful

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For me, drawing and making art is only fulfilling when it’s personal and has meaning…

Personal art takes its meaning from what’s important to you, personally… and it gives meaning to your life by allowing you a chance to process and explore those topics, ideas, feelings and sensations that have a special resonance just for you…

Wildlife and nature holds a special resonance for me in my own art…

Wildlife and nature holds a special resonance for me in my own art…

When you understand what your own personal artistic journey is all about, it helps you to create the work that’s most fulfilling and enjoyable to you, as you understand what you want to explore and where you want to focus your attentions…

So today, we’re looking at starting points for making your own art more meaningful and more fulfilling to you… click here to start understanding your own artistic journey…

This is part of my free ‘Start Drawing’ resource to help you make skillful, personal, and meaningful drawings… you can catch up on all the lessons so far, here…

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Play at Art with a Fun No-Drawing Drawing Exercise

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Make better art by making it ‘wrong’, feeling playful, and having fun…

Today I’m looking at using creativity and play to get better at drawing - and share with you my no-drawing drawing exercise… click here to see what it’s all about…

Sometimes we improve our drawing skills just by being willing to make mistakes, be curious and have fun…

Sometimes we improve our drawing skills just by being willing to make mistakes, be curious and have fun…

This is part of my free ‘Start Drawing’ resource to help you make skillful, personal, and meaningful drawings… you can catch up on all the lessons so far, here…

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Making Expressive Drawings

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I’m back to work after an extended Easter break and a lovely trip to Somerset…

I’m feeling inspired by all the emerging green of Spring… and today I’m looking at making expressive drawings…

Feeling inspired and fulfilled by your drawings and making drawings filled with emotion, expression, and personality - drawings that reflect you…

How to do this in your own drawings? Check out the article here…

How to draw in a way that is an expression of you and the way you see the world and feel about it.

How to draw in a way that is an expression of you and the way you see the world and feel about it.

You can catch up with more drawing lessons from my free resource here…

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Collecting Inspiration from Nature

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I’ve just published another drawing lesson in my free ‘Start Drawing’ resource here on my website

This week, we’re all about collecting personal and meaningful inspiration from nature to inspire your drawings… Read more about that here…

Collecting inspiration from nature for your drawings

Collecting inspiration from nature for your drawings

Self-Expression in Drawings and Art

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How do you put you into your drawings? What makes a drawing art?

Do other people’s opinions matter?

We’re looking at all this and more in our next drawing lesson, published today on my website. You can find it here…

Colourful drawings are a means of self-expression

Colourful drawings are a means of self-expression

Drawing Techniques - Mark-Making

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I’ve a new lesson published today in my Start Drawing series. This week, we’re looking at how we draw and make our marks - things to think about and how to make effective marks!

Find out more here…

Are you ready to make your mark? Drawing help with Lotti Brown.

Are you ready to make your mark? Drawing help with Lotti Brown.

Catch up with the Start Drawing series here and also see the next few planned topics I’ll be covering in the future…

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Learning How to Draw by Seeing Shapes in Leaves

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I’ve just published my first drawing lesson in my new Start Drawing resource. Here, I show you how to start seeing shapes in what you draw to help you learn how to draw anything… we start simply by drawing leaves…

Start learning how to draw anything by seeing shapes in leaves…

Start learning how to draw anything by seeing shapes in leaves…

Do you want to join in and have a go? Join me here…

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Drawing Materials to Start Drawing

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Starting drawing doesn’t need to be expensive or overwhelming. Some help choosing what to draw with and draw on in my new page, as we kick off my new ‘Start Drawing Your Way’ section.

Find your own best drawing materials…

Find your own best drawing materials…

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