OHMYGOD this is still so hard. How is that possible? I thought the saying was that it takes 2 weeks to make a habit. I just finished week 3 and I still wake up in a cold sweat at night realizing that I haven’t drawn anything yet today. Ugh. Maybe week 4 will be where I hit my stride. These past two weeks I’ve flip flopped between trying to strictly stick with the markers/brush pen combo I was using in the first week, and completely abandoning them for other materials. This upcoming week I think I’m going to put the markers to the side and save them for compositions that really need it. I initially decided to push myself to use them because 1. I like the idea of using crappy art supplies and seeing what you can do with them, and 2. I like forcing myself to use more color. But moving forward I think I’ll be able to section off more time for drawing if I don’t restrict myself to certain materials, so week 4 is just going to be a free-for-all. So if my drawings are still bad next week, I’ve got no excuse. Yikes. In any case, let’s proceed to the photo dump of what I drew.
Day 8 – I like the little detail of using my bottle of white out to carve out an outline on the thumb of the right black hand, and I definitely want to experiment more with this type of style
Day 9 – Throwing it all the way back to the mid 2000’s with my very first cellphone. I remember I never had texting on that phone, but would type in the notes section to look busy when on the train so people wouldn’t bother me. Some things never change.
Day 10 – This day I worked on my sketchbook for something called The Sketchbook Project, which I’m going to do a full post and sketchbook tour for once it’s done. Only two pages left in that sketchbook!
Day 11 – Experimenting with colors, lines, and more abstract types of portraits. We’re here to draw something every day, not something good every day.
Day 12 – First of the month! Growing up there was a weird superstition that you had to say “rabbit rabbit” first thing on the first of the month for good luck, so here’s a bunch of funky little rabbits.
Day 13 – Got a new grey brush pen from work on this day and used this page just as an excuse to test it out, to be honest. I still like the idea of this page, and I might try to remake it later on in the challenge.
Day 14 – If you aren’t listening to the album Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae, what are you doing with your life. Go do that right now and thank me later for it.
Day 15 – I’ve been so tired when I get home at night lately that I haven’t been able to get much reading done, which is a real bummer to me. I made this page as a little reminder to carve out more time to read, especially since my pile of books that need to be read keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Day 16 – I was really missing drawing with pencil, so I did a OOTD (outfit of the day) drawing with my pencil set today. A girl can’t live off cheap markers her whole life, you know.
Day 17 – I don’t know where the idea of two pages talking to each other with tin cans came from but once I thought of it, I loved it. My people look like little muppets because both of these pages were drawn very late and night (I’m bad at managing my time), and because I am genuinely bad at drawing people (that’s just the way it is).
Day 18 – Look at her little muppet face. It’s almost endearing. Almost.
Day 19 – Everyone was talking about the Met Gala and what they would have worn, which led to a discussion on stained glass windows. I got inspired to once again dive into the world of actually using colors and did a little sunset scene framed by a window.
Day 20 – Is this off center? Yes. Is all of the ink smudged? Also yes. We👏🏼are👏🏼here👏🏼to👏🏼draw,👏🏼not👏🏼draw👏🏼well👏🏼
Day 21 – I was missing my microns and adding shading to things, so I put the markers and brush pens aside for today again to make this page. My little space case skull, aka a Big Mood.