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THE ART OF BANKSY

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“Barely Legal – I want to meet my true love, for cheap casual sex”

Since the 18th of June the Banksy exposition is open for visitors in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Long anticipated (which art-loving person hasn’t clicked ‘interested’ in the facebook event?) and hyped up by almost every relevant news outlet, it is finally here. After stalking every one of my art class peers, I finally found someone to got with. Romy, or Ronny as I call her, was willing to accompany me to Amsterdam. And so we took the train last Wednesday to see if the expo would meet our expectations. Continue Reading

ART Tips and Tricks

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR CREATIVE WORKSPACE

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In this sketch I drew what my creative workspace looks like. It is basically a desk in my room so it is not very big. Nevertheless, it inspires me enough to pick up my markers and a fresh set of paper and make some new art. In this article I want to give you a few tips on how to make the most of your creative workspace.

Nothing is more annoying than having an idea of something you want to create (whether that’s a drawing, some DIY or something written) and not having the means to do so. The most important rule to being creative/productive is having the things you need within arms reach. I did this by having my drawing stash in a basket next to my desk. It contains paper, some inspirational little scrapbooks, paint, my markers and a lot more (In the drawing you can see what else is in there). That way, I can go and start a drawing at any time and put it away again easily. Also very important if you make a basket like mine: make sure it is open in some way. If you put your things in a closed box, you are less likely to reach for them. I am constantly reminded of my love for drawing by looking at my basket. Also a plus point; it looks quite cute when you can see all the stuff sitting in there together.
Having a view is also a must for me. I have my desk facing the window so I can look outside and get some fresh air at the same time. Even if you live in the most boring neighbourhood, looking outside can give you inspiration. It is just a lot nicer than facing a wall, in my opinion. Furthermore, you should keep the desk itself as clear as possible. I have one open box on the side of my desk where I keep some ‘to do’ things and art projects that are a work-in-progress. Again; keeping them in view reminds me that they exist, which makes me do them faster.
The number one tip I would give to all creative people out there; have a set of memo’s on your desk. And I don’t mean the sticky notes but just clear (or colorful, like mine), small sheets of paper. When I have an idea for a blog post, I write it on a note. When I have an idea for a drawing, I make a quick doodle of it on there. When I think of something I still have to do; I use a note. These notes go in my open box and I can organize them later. This way of working works best for me, especially with drawings.

These were just a few tips that will help you with being more productive in your creative workspace. Do let me know what you thought of them! Also, let me know if you like it when I illustrate my articles myself or if you prefer photos (or maybe a combination of both?).

ART Photography

AESTHETICS ON A HALFPIPE

IMG_6068On Thursday I made some photos with two friends of mine. They turned out quite cool, especially color-wise. Here are the results!

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Cee: Mom jeans Pull & Bear // Top Primark // Sneakers Nike Air Force //
Kiki (the blonde one): Top Topshop // Joggers H&M // Jacket Levi’s via Urban Outfitters // Sneakers Adidas Superstar //
Ronny (the dark-haired one): Top  Forever 21 // Jeans Topshop// Jacket H&M // Boots Manfield

Let me know what you think of the photos!

ART Photography

MY MOM WEARS MY MAKE-UP

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My mom doesn’t really wear much make-up. When in a rush she only puts a small line above her eye with eyepencil and maybe some mascara. Other times, she might wear some lipstick, eyeshadow and blush but that is it. I decided to do her make-up and take some photos. This is quite a list and I definetely do not wear all of this everyday but when I have the time and feel like it this is the look I am most likely to wear. Disclaimer: I am in no way a make-up expert but I do like doing it!

SKIN
Allround Concealer – Catrice
Mattifying CompactPpowder [04 – perfect beige]  – Catrice

CHEEKS
Silky Touch Blush [20 Babydoll] – Essence
Sun Glow matt bronzing powder [020 deep bronze] – Catrice

EYEBROWS
Eyebrow Designer [02 Brown] – Essence
UNDRESSED Eyeshadow Palette [Shade 3] – MUA
UNDRESSED Eyeshadow Palette [Shade 5] – MUA

EYES
UNDRESSED Eyeshadow Palette [Shade 1] – MUA
UNDRESSED Eyeshadow Palette [Shade 4] – MUA
UNDRESSED Eyeshadow Palette [Shade 9] – MUA
The Colossal Volum’Express Mascara – Maybelline
Le Volume De Chanel Mascara [10 Noir] – Chanel

LIPS
Lip Pencil [Subculture] – M.A.C
Lustre Lipstick [27 Velvet Teddy] – M.A.C

 What do you think of the result?