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Having trouble coming up with something to draw? No worries - while you'll eventually learn how to start from a tiny seed of a thought and gradually nurture it into a complex concept to explore through design and illustration, it's perfectly fine not to be there just yet.

For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

It's Not Easy Being Small

Grab your elf spotting certificate, because we're finding ourselves some little folk. What, you don't believe in them? Well let me tell you, they're there, and they do not have it easy.

Imagine every difficulty you face, every need you have, every moment's struggle - and now consider how on earth you'd handle it if you were a tenth, a hundredth, even a thousandth of your current size! How would you cloth yourself? What would you eat? Where would you live? How on earth would you even get onto the internet?! Oh, the horror!

For this prompt, first choose how small your folk will be. A foot tall? An inch? This will help you think about what kinds of lives they lead, what kinds of challenges they'll face, and what possible solutions they might employ. From there, pick some of these difficulties and show us how they can be overcome.

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Staedtler Pigment Liners

Staedtler Pigment Liners

These are what I use when doing these exercises. They usually run somewhere in the middle of the price/quality range, and are often sold in sets of different line weights - remember that for the Drawabox lessons, we only really use the 0.5s, so try and find sets that sell only one size.

Alternatively, if at all possible, going to an art supply store and buying the pens in person is often better because they'll generally sell them individually and allow you to test them out before you buy (to weed out any duds).

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