I can’t believe how long it’s been since I have put something on this blog site. I have a new project that I am working on. A little picture book. My Tibetan Terrier Shackleton is the main character. At first I thought I would start a new blog just for the little book, but I am going to stick with my Art Projects blog. I have been drawing a lot–and now I feel like I am ready to develop some illustrations into a little story. I’m not exactly sure how I am going to use this space…as a work space or just for venting a bit. We’ll see what happens. I have made a resource photo album to draw from. I will try and do a little drawing everyday and a little writing everyday.
July 20 to 22
Missed a couple of days, and now today I have two days to catch up to. I am trying not to tire of the lined paper.
I think this weekend I need to attempt a few longer character drawings. I feel like the past month has been full of very quick sketches.
Quick sketches are better than no sketches.
July 15 to 18
I am getting back into it. Not everyday is a sketch that is worth posting, but I am putting it down on paper. #100dayproject
Sometimes keeping it simple just has to be okay!
It’s difficult to keep #100dayproject going! We had a sailing and camping vacation for July 4th week. A lot of fun was had, but all the planning and shlepping around did not make for good drawing opportunity. Trying to get back on track. Here are a few sketches from June 18 to July 8th.
Only one sketch during the sailing vacation! Funny Shackleton had a great time getting muddy.
Seems I am on a dog kick. I was thinking it might be fun to start sketching dog breeds from around the world and have Chester the bird visit them where they live. We’ll see if that develops into something. #sktchy is a great reference spot!
I really love this guys gentle smile. What a sweetie. I am naming him Easy Beamer. #100dayproject.
June 10 to 15
I missed June 11th. It’s going to happen. I am going to try not to worry about a couple of missed days here and there. It’s such a good challenge though to try and do one everyday. I can tell that I always feel just a little better when I do a drawing–even a simple one.
Chester is a funny little bird, I think he is a good character companion!
I’ve signed up for the #sketchbookskool Whimsical Klass and that starts June 18–really looking forward to that! I think that the klass will help me with character development and ideas. #sktchy is also proving to be a great inspiration resource.
June 6 through 9
It can be difficult to do a character each day. Some days I just have to do two to catch up. I am liking the addition of Chester the bird to the other characters. I might continue to add him to the drawings.
I like the bears!
I have been keeping up, but unable to post due to traveling home from vacation. I am only showing June 3 and 4 because I am not really happy with June 5. I think that is okay…to do the character but just keep it hidden in my sketchbook if I don’t like it!
I have just a few more hours to get a character done for today. #100dayproject.
June 2nd Day 2!
Quick character today as I am working on finishing up a painting. This is Tyke Crooner. He is singing away some sort of tune. Happy dog. #100dayproject
Ballpoint pen with watercolor drawn on super tiny watercolor paper. About 2″ x 3″.
This is the first day of my #the100dayproject. Salty Topper the seagull in her derby hat. I’m at the beach, so today’s character is beach inspired. I love finding fancy hats to put on my character heads.
The one thing I am sorry about is the quality of this image…I am not at home, so don’t have access to a scanner. A regular photo will have to do. I want to make sure I document each day for the project.
I wonder what tomorrow will reveal.