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Adventure Trail by Blue-Gypsy23 Adventure Trail :iconblue-gypsy23:Blue-Gypsy23 3 0 Rocky Beach by Blue-Gypsy23 Rocky Beach :iconblue-gypsy23:Blue-Gypsy23 7 0 Footprints in the sand by Blue-Gypsy23 Footprints in the sand :iconblue-gypsy23:Blue-Gypsy23 4 3 California sunset by Blue-Gypsy23 California sunset :iconblue-gypsy23:Blue-Gypsy23 5 0


Josh Dun by tendercoal Josh Dun :icontendercoal:tendercoal 49 5 Img 20151028 021250 by sticksnstones89 Img 20151028 021250 :iconsticksnstones89:sticksnstones89 7 0 Sage by Luymiel Sage :iconluymiel:Luymiel 11 2
The Palette Project

Bullet; BlueBullet; BlueParadigm ShiftBullet; BlueBullet; Blue

On 2014 I've imposed myself a challenge: "I should draw a doodle a day, during the whole year".The reason why I took such a challenge was because I wasn't happy with how much I created on the year before, on 2013. 
Before starting the challenge I would procrastinate instead of drawing, I would wait for some magic sort of inspiration to come in order to draw anything at all. 
That was the paradigm, the standards of my work flow. 
After concluding the 365 Days of Doodles project I had a new paradigm: I can create one black&white drawing everyday.
What I want to do now in 2015 is changing the paradigm again: I want to add color palettes to my doodles. Seven, to be more specific. :) 

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How to draw during 365 days

By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey. :heart:

It's okay to start simple!

My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings? 

Stay original

On my
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#362 Game Over by Picolo-kun #362 Game Over :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 4,150 87 #345 Persona! by Picolo-kun #345 Persona! :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 4,947 99 #343 Flood by Picolo-kun #343 Flood :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 5,012 134 #341 Change of Heart by Picolo-kun #341 Change of Heart :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 5,347 129 Cake :D by Qinni Cake :D :iconqinni:Qinni 3,981 165 Wet X by Paul-Shanghai Wet X :iconpaul-shanghai:Paul-Shanghai 382 143 Blurry Eye tutorial by Miriki-Chi Blurry Eye tutorial :iconmiriki-chi:Miriki-Chi 6,453 156 Caramel Macchiato by daekazu Caramel Macchiato :icondaekazu:daekazu 3,606 105 Ballerina by daekazu Ballerina :icondaekazu:daekazu 2,411 65 Hercules and Megara by daekazu Hercules and Megara :icondaekazu:daekazu 3,018 68 Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack and Sally by daekazu Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack and Sally :icondaekazu:daekazu 6,260 149





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Sonja Rae
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tendercoal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave and watch!! It means a lot))
aitaiyo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much for the watch ! I really appreciate it :D
Akisas99 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Hey! thank you soooo much for the Llama and for the Watch! :D
Blue-Gypsy23 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Nod 
Zorrogreen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Ohhh...thank you sooo much for the watch! And for the fav :excited: .
I'm sooo happy.Heart Balloon Emote 
Andi-Scissorhands Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the Watch!!♥
LaughingGurl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
:icontachikomaloveplz: I LOVE YOU, SONJA!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: Meow Meow
HardcoreDeadPrincess Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch!! I really appreciate your total AWESOMENESS! lol :hug:
Morgainechii Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch, the fav and the llama!! :D
Makaylanrieker Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well looks like rose wants to know cx but I do to! :D It's a contest that luaghinggurl has put together and it's really cute :) I don't wish to be a bother but.. ^^; I'd like to take the pleasure to ask what your favorite color happens to be :D 
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