Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The #30daydrawingchallenge

I've really missed drawing, as a teen I drew all the time. I did really well in Art in High School & went on to study at college. Originally I was going to do an A-Level in Art but everyone kept telling me how Art wouldn't be a career & to look into the design field. So instead of taking Art, I took Art & Design with the intention of going into Graphic Design. I passed the first year with a Merit & began the second course, but my heart was no longer in it. I no longer loved drawing, nothing I created was right in my teachers eyes, the criticism was just negative, nothing constructive to work with. I fell so behind with my work that I would have to retake the year, so I made the decision to give up college & start working. From that day, I didn't draw. My art supplies were packed away & that was that.

Until a few years ago where the drawing bug started to resurface. The first time I picked the pencil up & sketched something, it was total rubbish. In fact everything I drew was rubbish & I began to wonder if I'd lost the skills I had. But in reality, if you don't practice & keep trying, then your skills won't grow & develop, so I kept trying. Not as much as I did when I was younger but now & then.

Last week, someone I follow on Instagram posted that she was going to take part in the #30daydrawingchallenge. It was as if a lightbulb clicked on in my head!! What better way to reignite a passion?! It's simple, there's a list of 30 things, one to draw each day of the challenge. No rules, it can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Now normally I am rubbish at these challenges but I really hope I can complete this one.

So far I'm two days in lol!!

Day One - "Yourself'. It's not the best sketch, but I'm happy with it. Just a quick 10 min max drawing. I was never good at drawing people but its definitely something I'd like to improve on.

Day Two - "Favourite Animal", mine is an elephant. I just love them so much, they are so gentle yet powerful & majestic at the same time. I am really happy with this sketch, I did it right before bed last night after watching a film with my Hubby. I kept it simple (again 10 mins max), although I'm tempted to recreate it in colour!!

Day Three is "Favourite Food", which is hard as there's too many to choose from, although I've wanted to sketch & paint cupcakes for a while so maybe I will do that.

In fact yes I will. The sun is shining & the birds are singing (oooh I want to paint birds too!!), so I'm going to make myself a cup of tea (a necessity to aid the creative process, chocolate helps too but I'm out of that!) & draw some cupcakes.

Have a great day, whatever you are doing.


1 comment:

  1. Your elephant is darling! I can't even draw a straight line, so I'm seriously impressed! I hope you keep posted the drawings as the challenges progress, it would be fun to see.


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