This week I’ve been thinking about what this project has done for me.
It’s been an interesting beast…trying to come up with things to draw everyday.
At first I was relying on other people’s suggestions to get through each day. I still look through suggestions I get, of course, but now I find that I can just generate random ideas based on what I’ve seen or read throughout the week fairly quick and easy.
It’s been a nice side effect that I wasn’t expecting.
I’m almost halfway done with this project and am on my fourth book now. The other three sketch books are filled with art.
Hopefully I’ll be able to be creative for the next twenty-seven weeks.
Hey everyone! So I’ve decided to switch things up a bit and not include the time it took to draw the pictures (just because it doesn’t seem relevant anymore). I’ve learned that I cannot, due to my own creative process, other projects, or work, sit down in one setting and draw a picture. That being said, all the pictures still will be drawn in a 24 hour period every day until sometime in September.
If anyone really wants me to include times I will, but for now I think I’ll just write the date and title of my little doodles.
And that makes another notebook full of drawings! Now to book 3…
Well, I’ve filled one entire drawing pad now with artwork. We’ll see what this next book holds.
Well, it’s week two and my will is strong (I actually kept my word and drew a picture a day). However, this week was more difficult and I’m not really impressed with my drawings. I had a busy work week and I think it shows.
Oh well, it’s all part of the learning process.
So here you go, this week’s round of drawings! As always, feel free to give me ideas if there’s something you’d like to see me sketch.
Not that I want to complain, but I’m just going to say that this project makes me very tired. Not in a “I’m never going to draw again!” kind of way, but in a “Oh crap, I have to finish this before I go to sleep” kind of way. So I’m suffering from a slight lack of sleep, but I’m looking forward to next week’s round of pictures.
Oh, and feel free to check out last week’s round of artwork:
- AAD (Art a Day): The First Week (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
Well, I’ve almost survived the first week of drawing a finished piece of artwork every day. It’s a fascinating project – I feel like I’m learning so much about my art and myself, even though it’s only been a few days.
The first few were easy because it was the weekend. The real challenge came when I had to work my full time day job, dance, and then run home to finish a picture each day.
Needless to say I had some very late nights.
So here we go: the first round of my Art a Day project.
Keep in mind that art a “Day” to me doesn’t necessarily have to fall within the traditional sense. If I finished a picture after midnight (technically the start of a new day), I still count the picture as finished on the day it started (as long as I haven’t gone to bed, the day is not over yet).
Also, these are, of course, not going to be perfect. There are days where I am not going to want to draw at all, but I will anyway. I want to see what kind of things I can pull out of my brain, even when I’m not feeling creative or imaginative at all.