I’ve pretty much been avoiding landscape paintings like the plague. I don’t know if anyone’s noticed that but it’s definitely true. It’s not because I don’t like landscapes. I actually love them. They used to be pretty much all I would paint when I was younger. For some reason I just find them intimidating now though.
It started out alright. At first it was just a matter of focusing on the areas where I was weakest. I never really learned how to draw people and animals properly so that was what I wanted to focus on improving. As I worked on that though, my landscape drawing pretty much fell to the wayside. Continue reading
Today was another randomly generated photo drawing day for me. I have been having a pretty terrible case of the Mondays, feeling worn out and unenergetic all day long. You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to settle on something to draw. I don’t know what I would have done without the Something to Draw website. I just kept hitting the refresh button over and over and over again. Eventually I decided that I wanted to draw an animal which at least allowed me to pick a tag and narrow my search parameters. Even so I think I spent at least another 10 minutes hitting refresh repeatedly. I probably would have been better off just taking a shot at the first photo that came up. Continue reading
Another Sunday brings another of my hand sketches. I hope I can be forgiven for not going all out on this one. I’m afraid I spent most of the day out with my husband having a wonderful anniversary together. I did have my sketchbook with me but didn’t end up doing any sketching while I was out. Instead I just enjoyed the day and the company.
That meant I was squeezing this one in at the end of the day again though. Continue reading
This is what happens when I leave things until the last minute. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary and I wanted to draw a special sketch to mark the occasion. Actually I originally considered doing a full canvas painting and giving it to my husband as a gift but I eventually decided that plan was a bit too overambitious. My skill level isn’t really at a point yet where I could do it proper justice and also it wouldn’t make a very good present since we’re in very cramped living quarters right now so I’d have no way of keeping it secret from him while I was working on it. Continue reading
It’s Friday! Yay! I don’t really know why I’m so excited about that. There’s nothing particularly special about tomorrow for me. I don’t even get to sleep in. However, it’s not even midnight yet and I’ve actually finished my sketch and am in the process of posting it. Success! I may even have some time to just relax and zen down a bit before going to bed. Even better, I may actually get some sleep! Okay … maybe I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself now. Either way though, I’m glad that it’s Friday and that I’m actually not too far behind schedule for once. Continue reading
In the end I decided to do another figure today after all. I couldn’t quite bring myself to draw the mannequin two days in a row though. As much fun as he is to draw I’m just not confident that I would have had anything new to bring to it if I drew him again today. So to keep Figure Drawing Thursday alive despite yesterday’s mishap I decided to find a full figure photograph to draw for today. Continue reading
I may have forgotten what day of the week it was today. I was all set to do another random photograph sketch when suddenly I panicked. For some reason I had decided that it was Thursday and I didn’t want to miss my figure drawing day again. So instead I sat down and drew mister Mannequin again. Only later did I realize that it is in fact Wednesday, not Thursday. I was right the first time. *facepalm* Continue reading
I’ve got another watercolour sketch from the Something to Draw website for today. It’s nice to be able to just flip through a completely random collection of photos and just draw whatever catches your eye without having any clue at all what you’re looking for. I didn’t even set out to draw an animal today, although I do like getting at least one animal drawing a week in. Still, I don’t think it would have occurred to me to try to draw an elephant. Once I saw him though I knew right away that I wanted to take a shot at drawing him. Continue reading
I left my sketching pretty late again today. I’m still working on building those better habits I keep talking about. It’s an ongoing process. I get the feeling it may be a lifelong process really. I didn’t hit any kind of productivity groove until quite late in the day and by then I had accumulated a fairly daunting pile of things to do. It was another one of those days when I was glad to have been introduced to the Something to Draw website. I think trying to come up with something to draw may have been too daunting a task for me otherwise. Continue reading