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My art projects

Sketch Flash Mob
An Endless Book
365 Sketches
Pinguinnale 2006
Cow parade
More illustrations and
drawings here

YouTube drawing channel

sketch flash mob

In 2011 I started a drawing from life project "Sketch flash mob" for artists, designer, illustrators and for all those who
likes drawing or painting from life with watercolor, acryl, oil, ink, pastel, marker, color pencils and more.
One week – one theme, a lot of sketches, drawings or paintings from life only (no photographs, no computer graphics).

For many creative people in the world it’s really important to create something true and tangible in the century of
computers. I created Sketch flash mob as a challenge to improve my drawing skills and to do something true.
It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with hundreds of artists taking part in the challenge every month.

Project web page: Sketch Flash Mob


an endless book

In January 2014 I started a big book project names "An Endless Book" for artists and illustrators. What is it about?
Well... There are 52 weeks in the year. Let's draw a complete illustration in every week! We’ll succeed in making of a
whole book at the end of the year. Anyone can join the book project "An Endless Book" and make one’s own book.
One week - one illustration!

You are free in the choosing of page size and techniques. Illustrations can be made by computer, photographs,
watercolors, crayons, markers, paper or clay, or be any kind of collage or scrapbook pages. The important condition is:
the illustration on the previous page has to follow into the next page illustration without the visible seams or rough blends.
For this purpose it is better to make a notebook folded accordion-pleat style (called leporello). Your leporello
(20-52 pages) will be a large panoramic illustration at the end of the year.

In 2014 I was publishing collective posts once a week on Thursdays on my blog
Now you can plan your own book by yourself, follow me on Instagram and post your works on Instagram with the
tag #anendlessbook Enjoy!

See my Endless Books here: World under wather? (not published) and Adventures of Tami and Sami
(published by Mann, Ivanov and Ferber).

Project web page: An Endless Book


2023, Natalie Ratkovski