Day 151: Another Trip to the Beach

Lounging at the BeachWe decided to take another beach trip today.  It was really beautiful and I saw lot of amazing things that I definitely don’t have the skill to capture yet but will have to at least attempt sometime.  I did bring my sketchbook with me though and ended up doing a bit of sketching on the beach since the water was a bit cold for my tastes.  Continue reading

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Day 149: Traversing the Outback

Outback HopperI’m not entirely convinced that today’s sketch should be called finished but I’ve already spent way more time on it than I intended so I’m calling it quits.  Today was another one of those “busy doing a million different thing while somehow still feeling like I’m not getting a single thing done” days.  By the time I got to my daily sketch it was ridiculously late and I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to draw.  I mean that literally.  Usually I have some vague idea of what I might want to draw.  Today I had none.  I ended up just typing “animal” into google image search and this came up so I decided to give it a shot. Continue reading

Day 148: A Mannequin in Motion

A Mannequin in MotionIt’s Figure Drawing Thursday again!  Hey, I’m getting good at remembering my arbitrarily assigned days for working on specific subjects.  Maybe it’s because those are the days when I don’t have to scratch my head trying to figure out what to draw.  It’s a nice little time saver.

So here’s my second watercolour mannequin.  I stuck a bit more to normal wooden colours for my mannequin this time but got a little creative with the background instead.  Continue reading

Day 145: A Splotchy Collection of Splotches (in the Shape of a Wizard)

Splotchy Wizard BoyI didn’t really feel like trying today.  I pretty much physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted myself during the course of the day.  When the time came to do some sketching I didn’t even want to figure out what to draw.  I didn’t want to draw anything from life or try to copy anything.  I didn’t want to do anything too complicated.  Basically I just had a very long list of things that I didn’t want to do and not interest in figuring out what I did want to do.  This was the result. Continue reading

Day 144: A Somewhat Simpler Sunday Hand Sketch

A Nice Simple Hand SketchAlright, so this is a pose I’ve done before.  I know.  It was recently even.  For some reason I just find this pose interesting and I can’t come up with something new all the time.  I was bound to start repeating myself at some point.  I think I actually improved quite a bit over my last attempt at this pose though, which is quite encouraging for me.  Also, this time it’s in colour!  It’s not just a naked line drawing, sitting there waiting to be given form. Continue reading

Day 143: A Watercolour Portrait (Attempt)

A Watercolour Portrait AttemptWhat can I say?  I just didn’t have the patience required for today’s portrait.  I probably should have picked something a bit simpler.  I’ve just been meaning to take a shot at doing a portrait in watercolour for a while now so I figured it was time to bite the bullet.  Unfortunately I ran out of energy/patience/enthusiasm about a quarter of the way through. Continue reading