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Deer by iphigen 101110 by iphigen Malformed bones by iphigen

My name is Angie, I was born in 1989 and live in Düsseldorf, Germany, where I study art. I draw and like to make etchings and things like that.

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What attracted you to working in a moleskine journal?

I got my first one by chance a few years ago and really liked the colour of the pages and the rounded corners. I don't really know why, it simply appealed to me. The pages also have a really smooth surface.

Why Moleskine? They're certainly hugely fashionable, but how do they compare to any other sketchbook?

Well, the hype started about the time that I got my first one. I didn't know about it back then, though. I actually think it's pretty silly. But it would be even more stupid to stop using the books just because everyone else loves them. I'm not a rebellious teenager after all.
But I still think the whole story the people want to sell us about Picasso, Van Gogh and Hemingway is nonsense. The books as they are produced today have little to do with what these artists bought in their time.

What are your essential tools/materials to work in your moleskine

At first I used pigment ink pens and watercolors, but I don't do that much anymore. I actually tried almost all tools I know (Acrylics, Oil paints, Markers) in my sketchbook, but I lately prefer to use graphite and coloured pencils. Copic Markers are really nice on the paper, too, but they bleed through the pages.

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You have a very distinctive style - delicate and haunting. What and/or who inspires you?

That depends on many factors, almost everything can give me an idea if I am in the right mood.

Would you like to share any thumbs of work on DA that you love or inspire you?

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Are there any online resources that have helped you with your work or that you have created to teach other artists how you work?

I don't go looking for ideas on the internet. I used to do that when I started to draw at the age of 16/17 and it definitely taught me something, but I don't want to go back to that. Everyone who is seriously interested in art should get to the point where he doesn't depend on resources.

Have you got any advice for artists considering working in a moleskine?

The only thing I can say is that one shouldn't strive for perfection when it comes to sketchbooks. That just creates a block. Just try out whatever you want and if you fail - turn the page. Or glue something on the page to cover bad drawings up. I don't recommend that though, because even bad drawings can seem interesting to you sooner or later.

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mu-nro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
She is awesome!
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting!
I didn't know about those moleskine books.
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Topicality Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
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