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Daily Draw – I lost count

If I don’t post daily am I supposed to keep count? How much posting is too much? So many rules to consider when blogging because people get pissed with you if you post too much…or too little. Really makes one a bit barmy trying to decide which faction to please. So please myself is the best choice. So here is the post lowdown: I will post my best work in my gallery. I will do probably best of and worst of in my blog posts based on topic. daily(ish) posts I am going to post on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow me there if you like. So one last Daily Draw post here. I will still post art topics once or twice a month and monthly prompts at the first of the month. 

Art Prompt – May 2018

Draw 100 people in a week! Just kidding. I saw that challenge on Marc Taro Holmes’ blog. That’s a little ambitious, even for me.  Did kinda get me thinking about the Draw 100 challenge though. I thought that one was pretty cool. Just needed some variety to it. So let’s make it draw 100 pictures this month, enough so you can say you improve on each subject-say minimum 10 max 30. So you will have at least 3 subjects to draw and a max of 10. Just to keep it from getting boring. Do those annoying things that you have trouble with –

  • feet/hands
  • faces or facial features
  • architecture/perspective
  • lighting
  • trees
  • hair/ fur
  • figures/ proportion
  • crowds
  • cars
  • animals/ insects/ creatures

There thats 10 things that can be tricky. Let’s do our best to hit all 100.

On a side note, kinda debating about if I want to spam my blog with a daily draw post or post stuff someplace like Instagram.  It’s a debate. Kinda leaning towards Instagram a little. Will post a link if I decide to go that direction. 

Spring Break

I have a little work done but not posted. Things are a wee bit hectic around here right now. My kids are all home from school for spring break, plus extra company at the house this weekend. Will get caught up in a day or two.

Daily Draw #7

I forgot to post! Sorry all. I got up early yesterday and knocked my sketches out first thing. Then I got busy and completely forgot to post my sketches before bed. I did two, as promised. I learned that I need to spend more time figure drawing. And more time inking figures and deciding how to describe them. Lots of research and homework to do. I will post another sketch tonight that I did today. 

Daily Draw #7

Here is my finished skelly from yesterday. Wish I could say I got more accomplished today. Up too late last night. Up early this morning. Had just about enough energy to make it to the gym today. (My other passion is weight lifting!) I’ve been mentally comatose most of the day. I will make it up tomorrow with an extra sketch. 

Daily Draw #6

Day 6 and I’m on a roll. Was wondering if I was going to make it though. The hours kept slipping by while I was screwing around on social media. Then the kids hijacked my computer. I didn’t get started on this until they were all in bed this evening. Even then I wasn’t sure what I was going to draw. When in doubt draw a skull.  That’s my motto anyway. I like the direction this one is going in. Sadly, it is now midnight. I have to get up early with the kids. Also when I start getting tired I start making mistakes. Best to leave off now and work on it tomorrow with fresh eyes. 

Daily Draw #5

Happy Sunday noon, my people. I am having a really awesome day today. Hope you are as well. Got some art in early today. Yesterday I watched the film The Temple , which got horrible reviews and I loved it. I am totally not above loving a terrible horror movie. I thought that one had pretty good atmosphere, and not one head of stringy black hair hanging down in their faces. Anywho, this was my inspiration for today’s art- sumi ink painting. I wanted to do something to loosen up my brushwork and focus on some mark making. I have a tendency to get really tight so I have to work towards being expressive and loose. Which is something I find that helps build atmosphere and texture in artwork. If you want to learn how to do sumi ink/ watercolor Henry Li has some good videos on YouTube

Daily Draw #4

I feel kinda like I cheated today because the only thing I got done was finishing the drawing from yesterday. I intended to do a Japanese-style ink drawing but the hubs wants to watch a movie and go to bed. Busy day. Park with the kids and a barbecue. More art time tomorrow! 

This chainmail was time consuming, and not the easiest thing to draw. I think I did ok(ish). I used to be in the Society For Creative Anachronism, and actually learned how to make chainmail. That really does take forever. It occurred to me that if you made a comic and had to draw many panels of a character who wore chainmail armor you better allow plenty of time to get it done. Hope you guys like the finished product. My son is very enthusiastic about this one. He loves knights.