Twenty weeks down, thirty two more weeks to go…
This week I discovered the work of Aubrey Beardsley, who I highly recommend you look up. I absolutely adore his style, my favorite piece being his portrayal of Ali Baba.
That being said, this week’s drawings have a definite Art deco inspiration.
I’ve been so busy with my Art a Day project I haven’t had a chance to post much finished work, so I thought I’d put this one up.
This is a special piece for a few friends of mine.
The request was for me to draw a Rom Fortune teller.
Lately, I’ve been working with ink, and doing black and white as opposed to a lot of color, so I really got to explore some fine detail work in pen, which I truly enjoyed.
I’m actually thinking about taking this style and turning it into an animation (eventually…)
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…
This week’s experiment was all about fairy tales (the original, super dark versions) and drawing in pen. My friends graciously let me use their images in this week’s drawings.
This was kind of a blast from the past for me. I used to draw stuff in pen like this all the time growing up – little doodles with a ton of tiny details. It really made me happy to be doing this again. And it inspired some new work, which I’ll post in another blog when I’ve finished it.
So this is my tenth week of drawing one picture a day. I’ve learned so much about myself already. What type of art I like, what things inspire me the most, how much willpower I have. That I take really crappy pictures of my artwork. All very exciting things.
As of this post I have 4 more pages left in my drawing pad: an entire book filled with my artwork.
This week has been one of my favorites.
Theme- “Outside the box”
- AAD (Art a Day): The First Week (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
- AAD (Art a Day Project): The Second Week (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
- AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 3 (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
- AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 4 (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
- AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 5 (morganfahrnbruch.wordpress.com)
- AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 6 (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.