Click here to see the rest of my cards for these challenges.
I love challenges. They motivate me to do the things I wish I was doing all year long, such as drawing or making art if not every day, at least every other day.
If I manage to do one today, I will post it later.
Instead of following the suggested prompts for each day, I chose to work through the first few chapters of The Complete Book of Drawing People by Barrington Barber. My goal for the month was to systematically get better at drawing people. I don’t know that I actually did that, but I tried. I confess there were a couple of sketches that were so unsatisfactory I threw them away without photographing them. All the rest, the good, the bad, and the ugly, I posted on ARHtistic License and on Instagram, not because I’m so delusional that I thought they were all good, but because all our efforts are significant, even when we fail miserably. I have nothing to lose by showing you my less successful endeavors, and I might even entice you to try what you’re dreaming of creating if you know that it’s okay to have a learning curve.
I’d like to share again the ones I like the best:
And this next one is my #1 favorite this year. You can see by the lines that didn’t get totally erased that this is a proportion study:
It’s funny how subjective our preferences are. On Instagram, this is my drawing that got the most likes:
I’m guessing he looks like a lot of people’s best friend.
Of course, you knew I couldn’t do a two-month art challenge without including a unicorn:
Beauty, brilliance, utility, and laughs.
- Never text to find out how the kids are doing.
- I love to see what people do in their art journals.
- Writers (and other creatives), do you procrastinate instead of creating?
- Could trophy hunting actually have benefits?
- Agate and geode paintings. And there’s a link to a previous post of stone paintings.
- I think painting clouds is challenging.
- Are you a Gryffindor? Here’s an easy crochet pattern for a scarf.
- All the pictures in this article are watercolors. At first glance, I swore they were photographs.
- Check out this artist’s ICAD cards and other posts.
- I like this artist’s process for capturing Old Faithful’s eruption.
- Ernest Hemingway would be 122 years old now.
- I don’t want to pay the price of this gorgeous sweater made of discarded fabric, but maybe, like electronics, the price of goods made with recycled materials will eventually come down. We can only hope.