|Image courtesy of https://www.the100dayproject.org/|
Lately I’ve been feeling really dissatisfied because I realize that I feel like I have no time to be creative anymore. Between my job, having a social life, going to the gym, and running errands, it’s easy for things like drawing in your sketchbook to fall to the side.
I follow a lot of illustrators and artists on Instagram, because I like to torture myself by comparing my work to that of professionals. I notice at the beginning of this month a lot of people on my feed were posting things about a 100 day challenge they were doing, and I looked a little into it and then promptly ignored it. But lately I’ve been thinking a lot about it, and I looked up what it’s all about. The 100 Day Project is a global and FREE art project that anyone can take part in. What I like most about it is that the only rule is to do one thing for 100 days in a row – it doesn’t have to be anything specific. I don’t want to dedicate myself to one thing for all 100 days, so my only goal is to create 1 thing every day. I’m planning on most of it being drawings in these adorable little sketchbooks I picked up today to prep, but I’m also opening myself up to sharpening my Adobe Illustrator skills with this challenge and hope to finally master that tricky demon known as the pen tool. 4 years and a design degree and that wily bastard still eludes me, go figure.
As I mentioned, I got some fresh supplies to prepare for my official start for my 100 days. I was hoping to get a cheapo watercolor set to test out for my first few days, but alas MUJI apparently doesn’t carry any type of paint? You carry truly ev-er-y-thing else under the sun, but you stop short of a watercolor set? Ok MUJI, ok.
So my start date is TODAY, April 20th and I plan on doing weekly check ins on Sundays showing what I’ve drawn and talking about the process. Do I honestly expect to draw something everyday for 100 days? Nope! Do I expect to love this the whole time? No, I’m probably gonna bitch and moan a lot about this. But I hope to be a better artist at the end of this, so bare with me yall. It’s gonna be a really weird next 100 days.