AAD (Art a Day Project) : Week 33

("Beach Line Drawing". Friday 5/2/14. Pen.)

(“Beach Line Drawing”. Friday 5/2/14. Pen.)

("Trap". Saturday 5/3/14. Pen.)

(“Trap”. Saturday 5/3/14. Pen.)

("Betrayal". Sunday 5/4/14. Pen.)

(“Betrayal”. Sunday 5/4/14. Pen.)

("Roma Girl". Tuesday 5/5/14. Pen.)

(“Roma Girl”. Monday 5/5/14. Pen.)

("Arthur and Lulu - character sketch". Wednesday 5/6/14. Pen.)

(“Arthur and Lulu – character sketch”. Tuesday 5/6/14. Pen.)

("Decorative". Wednesday 5/7/14. Pen.)

(“Decorative”. Wednesday 5/7/14. Pen.)

("Lulu - character sketch". Thursday 5/8/14. Pencil.)

(“Lulu – character sketch”. Thursday 5/8/14. Pencil.)

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AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 26

("Necromancer". Friday 3.14.14)

(“Necromancer”. Friday 3.14.14)

("Ursula".Saturday 3/15/14.)

(“Ursula”.Saturday 3/15/14.)

("Web". Sunday 3/16/14.)

(“Web”. Sunday 3/16/14.)

("Floating Islands". Monday 3/17/14.)

(“Floating Islands”. Monday 3/17/14.)

("Don Quixote". Tuesday 3/13/14.)

(“Don Quixote”. Tuesday 3/13/14.)

("Beyond". Wednesday 3/19/14.)

(“Beyond”. Wednesday 3/19/14.)

("Fire Maiden". Thursday 3/20/14.)

(“Fire Maiden”. Thursday 3/20/14.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 25

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.

("Colossus of the Lake". Friday 3/7/14. Pen.)

(“Colossus of the Lake”. Friday 3/7/14. Pen.)

("Fairy Veil". Saturday 3/8/14. Pen and Watercolor.)

(“Fairy Veil”. Saturday 3/8/14. Pen and Watercolor.)

("Underground in the temple". Sunday 3/9/14. Pen.)

(“Underground in the temple”. Sunday 3/9/14. Pen.)

("Out from the deep". Monday 3/10/14. Pen and sharpie.)

(“Out from the deep”. Monday 3/10/14. Pen and sharpie.)

("Riding the ant". Tuesday 3/11/14. Pen.)

(“Riding the ant”. Tuesday 3/11/14. Pen.)

("Vampyre". Wednesday 3/12/14. Pen and watercolor.)

(“Vampyre”. Wednesday 3/12/14. Pen and watercolor.)

("Valkyrja". Thursday 3/13/14. Pen and watercolor.)

(“Valkyrja”. Thursday 3/13/14. Pen and watercolor.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 24

("Pinocchio". Friday 2/28/14. Pen and watercolor.)

(“Pinocchio”. Friday 2/28/14. Pen and watercolor.)

("Apple Core". Saturday 3/1/14. Pen.)

(“Apple Core”. Saturday 3/1/14. Pen.)

("Tropical Flowers". Sunday 3/2/14. Pen. Inspired by my tattoo, done at Ironbrush Tattoo in Lincoln, NE.)

(“Tropical Flowers”. Sunday 3/2/14. Pen. Inspired by my tattoo, done at Ironbrush Tattoo in Lincoln, NE.)

("Ancient Egyptian Dancers". Monday 3/3/14. Pen.)

(“Ancient Egyptian Dancers”. Monday 3/3/14. Pen.)

("Arthur". Tuesday 3/4/14. Pen and watercolor.)

(“Arthur”. Tuesday 3/4/14. Pen and watercolor.)

("Anubis". Wednesday 3/5/14. Pen.)

(“Anubis”. Wednesday 3/5/14. Pen.)

("Colossus". Thursday 3/6/14. Pen.)

(“Colossus”. Thursday 3/6/14. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 22

("Ali Baba". Friday 2/14/14. My first experiment with paint in a very long time.)

(“Ali Baba”. Friday 2/14/14. My first experiment with paint in a very long time.)

("Mariostar". Saturday 2/15/14. Pen. Lazy day.)

(“Mariostar”. Saturday 2/15/14. Pen. Lazy day.)

("Samurai and Geisha". Sunday 2/16/14. Pen. Another lazy day.)

(“Samurai and Geisha”. Sunday 2/16/14. Pen. Another lazy day.)

("Dragon Eggs". Monday 2/17/14. Pen.)

(“Dragon Eggs”. Monday 2/17/14. Pen.)

("Las bailarienes". Tuesday 2/18/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil. Inspired by old French magazine covers.)

(“Las bailarienes”. Tuesday 2/18/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil. Inspired by old French magazine covers.)

("La vie". Wednesday 2/19/14. Sharpie and Colored Pencil. Inspired by vintage French magazine covers.)

(“La vie”. Wednesday 2/19/14. Sharpie and Colored Pencil. Inspired by vintage French magazine covers.)

("La gitana". Thursday 2/20/14. Pen. I drew this one at a show. Inspired by the dancers and musicians.)

(“La gitana”. Thursday 2/20/14. Pen. I drew this one at a show. Inspired by the dancers and musicians.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 17

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.

("Tsuchigumo". Friday 1/10/14. Start - 2:05 pm. End - 2:35 pm. Pen.)

(“Tsuchigumo”. Friday 1/10/14. Pen.)

("AD Design". Saturday 1/19/14)

(“AD Design”. Saturday 1/19/14. Sharpie.)

And that makes another notebook full of drawings! Now to book 3…

("Native American Mucha". Sunday 1/12/14. Pen.)

(“Native American Mucha”. Sunday 1/12/14. Pen.)

("Woman on the moon". Monday 1/13/14. Pen.)

(“Woman on the moon”. Monday 1/13/14. Pen.)

("Tribal". Tuesday 1/14/14. Pen.)

(“Tribal”. Tuesday 1/14/14. Pen.)

("Evil Queen". Wednesday 1/15/14. Pen.)

(“Evil Queen”. Wednesday 1/15/14. Pen.)

("Aslan". Thursday 1/16/14. Pen.)

(“Aslan”. Thursday 1/16/14. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 11

Well, I’ve filled one entire drawing pad now with artwork. We’ll see what this next book holds.

("Square". Friday 11/29/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 12:52 am. Sharpie. Attempt at humor. Learned I am not funny)

(“Square”. Friday 11/29/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 12:52 am. Sharpie. Attempt at humor inspired by an MST3K short on cheating. Learned I am not funny. I will leave humor to the professionals in the future.)

("Ten Cups". Saturday 11/30/13. Start- 11:00 am. End- 6:15 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards)

(“Ten Cups”. Saturday 11/30/13. Start- 11:00 am. End- 6:15 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards)

("Nine Cups". Sunday 12/1/13. Start- 10:48 am. End- 4:30 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards.)

(“Nine Cups”. Sunday 12/1/13. Start- 10:48 am. End- 4:30 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards.)

("Crappy Backdrop idea". Monday 12/2/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:30 pm. Colored pencil and sharpie. Look, I had a lot to do that day. I get some freebies dudes.)

(“Crappy Backdrop idea”. Monday 12/2/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:30 pm. Colored pencil and sharpie. Look, I had a lot to do that day. I get some freebies dudes.)

("Practice". Tuesday 12/3/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Pencil. I draw really crappy hands, so this was just a little extra practice)

(“Practice”. Tuesday 12/3/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Pencil. I draw really crappy hands, so this was just a little extra practice)

("Vegas". Wednesday 12/4/13. Start- 1:35 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil.)

(“Vegas”. Wednesday 12/4/13. Start- 1:35 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil.)

("Harley". Thursday 12/5/13. Start- 12:45 pm. End- 2:58 pm. Sharpie. My fave this week.)

(“Harley”. Thursday 12/5/13. Start- 12:45 pm. End- 2:58 pm. Sharpie. My fave this week.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): The Second Week

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.

("Envy". Friday 9/27/13. Start Time- 9:24 pm. End- 10:40 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sushila for the idea of drawing the seven vices/deadly sins)

(“Envy”. Friday 9/27/13. Start- 9:24 pm. End- 10:40 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sushila for the idea of drawing the seven vices/deadly sins)

("Radioactive Waste Poster". Saturday 9/28/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 2:00am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to both Chris and Jacob for the idea.)

(“Radioactive Waste Poster”. Saturday 9/28/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 2:00am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to both Chris and Jacob for the idea. It looks better in person, I promise.)

("James, the Explorer". Sunday 9/29/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:39pm. Pencil. Props to James for the idea, as well as Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hey, it helps me draw to listen to people playing video games, alright?)

(“James, the Explorer”. Sunday 9/29/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:39pm. Pencil. Props to James for the idea, as well as Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hey, it helps me draw to listen to people playing video games, alright?)

("Creation". Monday 9/30/13. Start- 8:24 pm. End- 11:14 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. This one has a story, as I was thinking about all the different stories of creation that various cultures have. So, there are many gods in the universe. Long ago, a group of gods caught sight of one another from afar, and their bodies were stirred to a great passion. They ran towards one another, caught in their desire, and their bodies tangled until each god was indistinguishable from the next. This is how the earth was made. Each time the Earth shakes, it is one of these gods stirring. (This may have to be a new project-making up random creation stories)).

(“Creation”. Monday 9/30/13. Start- 8:24 pm. End- 11:14 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. This one has a story, as I was thinking about all the different stories of creation that various cultures have as I drew. So, there are many gods in the universe. Long ago, a group of gods caught sight of one another from afar, and their bodies were stirred to a great passion. They ran towards one another, caught in their desire, and their bodies tangled until each god was indistinguishable from the next. This is how the earth was made. Each time the Earth shakes, it is one of these gods stirring. (This may have to be a new project-making up random creation stories)).

("The Harvest". Tuesday 10/1/13. Start- 2:14 pm. End- 1:40 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sydney for this idea, and Alphonse Mucha (although I love his stuff waaaaay more than my paltry attempts)).

(“The Harvest”. Tuesday 10/1/13. Start- 2:14 pm. End- 1:40 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sydney for this idea, and Alphonse Mucha (although I love his stuff waaaaay more than my paltry attempts)).

("Crescent Moon". Wednesday 10/2/13. Start- 7:40 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Ilonka  and the Last Unicorn for this one. (Have you guys noticed that I have to watch stuff while I draw? Why is that? I can't concentrate unless I'm multitasking...))

(“Crescent Moon”. Wednesday 10/2/13. Start- 7:40 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Ilonka and the Last Unicorn for this one. (Have you guys noticed that I have to watch stuff while I draw? Why is that? I can’t concentrate unless I’m multitasking…))

("Vanity" Thursday 10/3/13. Start- 4:02 pm. End- 6:24 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Again, props to Sushila for this idea.)

(“Vanity” Thursday 10/3/13. Start- 4:02 pm. End- 6:24 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Again, props to Sushila for this idea.)

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

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.

(Harlequin - Saturday 9/21/13. Start time: 9:30 am. End: 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

(Harlequin – Saturday 9/21/13. Start time: 9:30 am. End: 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

(Fairy. Saturday 9/21/13. Start- 5:00 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Colored Pencil.)

(Fairy. Saturday 9/21/13. Start- 5:00 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Colored Pencil.)

(Flower Children. Sunday 9/22/13. Start- 11:12 am. End- 6:15 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Flower Children. Sunday 9/22/13. Start- 11:12 am. End- 6:15 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Sunflowers. Monday 9/23/13. Start- 8:10 pm. End- 11:45 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Sunflowers. Monday 9/23/13. Start- 8:10 pm. End- 11:45 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Art Deco Peacock. Tuesday 9/25/13. Start 9:12 pm. End- 12:49 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to  Chiara for the idea!)

(Art Deco Peacock. Tuesday 9/24/13. Start 9:12 pm. End- 12:49 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Chiara for the idea!)

(La Llorona. Wednesday 9/26/13. Start- 8:12 pm. End- 12:46 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Pepe for the idea!)

(La Llorona. Wednesday 9/25/13. Start- 8:12 pm. End- 12:46 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Pepe for the idea!)

(Harvest Moon. Thursday 9/26/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Janice for the Harvest Moon idea!)

(Harvest Moon. Thursday 9/26/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Janice for the Harvest Moon idea!)