Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sketchbook Conversations -- a Chat with Constanza Urdampilleta

Today we get a glimpse into another totally different sketchbook for this week's edition of Sketchbook Conversations. Some of you have already commented about the variety seen in these artists' sketchbooks. That each sketchbook is unique, as is each artist's story, is what I love so much about this series. I'm hoping that seeing this diversity will inspire and encourage you to follow your own voice.

There's no right or wrong way to go about keeping a sketchbook. But I think when I was just starting out I had the idea that there was a "right way". Without an art background I didn't know how to work in this mysterious "right way" and so I didn't work in sketchbooks at all. That thinking held me back for a long time.

I don't want that sort of thinking to hold you back. It's one of the reasons I put together my first class on Skillshare (and why I'm working on more). And it's one of the reasons I'm hosting these Sketchbook Conversations. If you have the yearning to create, create. The world needs more art in it. Your life needs more art in it.

And now on to today's Sketchbook Conversation! Today we're chatting with Constanza Urdampilleta. Here's Constanza's story:


I am a 26 year old Argentinian living in Sydney. I am a passionate about drawings (mandalas and small things).

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I like working in a sketchbook because it´s an easy way to always be prepared to put down some inspiration.

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I am always looking around to see new things and find inspiration. I love Instagram and street art also inspires me.

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I use markers, and pens to draw. These are the tools that I feel comfortable to work with, but I am trying to explore new ones such as watercolours.

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I am a young creative woman trying to put together my work with my passion.

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Thank you, Constanza, for sharing your sketchbook story with us today!



*Photos in this post © Constanza Urdampilleta. Used with permission.

12 comments:

  1. Costanza, do you use any sort of compass or ruler when you create your mandalas? Or is this beautiful precision done freehand? Your work is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Karen, Thank you very much! I usually don't use compass or rulers

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    2. Glad you enjoyed the post, Karen! What a great question, too!

      Constanza, you're an inspiration!

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  2. Striking mandalas and yet another diverse way in which to fill a sketchbook!

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  3. Lovely! Every time I travel, I always have grand plans. I start an art journal and never ever keep up with it. My creativity tends to ebb and flow. :/

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    1. Hi Tammy, Thank you for your comment! Don't give up. You can start and continue drawing when you feel it.

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    2. Keeping a journal or sketchbook when you travel is so tricky. There's always so many other things to do and see and then I know I'm always tired from all that doing and seeing. :)

      You can always create traveling inspired art when you come home.

      The ebb and flow of creativity is natural.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    3. And Constanza, you're so right. Go with how you feel. But sometimes I am happy when I push myself to create when I'm not feeling like it, too.

      Thanks, again, for the inspiration!

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  4. Constanza, very beautiful designs with many applications I am sure (such as a whole book for others to color, which seem very popular these day.) You are an inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bessie. I hadn't thought of Constanza's designs as being perfect for a coloring book, but you're so right!

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