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.)

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AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 5

("Dirty Robot". Friday 10/18/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:21 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Dirty Robot”. Friday 10/18/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:21 pm. Sharpie.)

("Comic Strip". Saturday 10/19/13. Start- 4:00 pm. End- 5:14 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Comic Strip”. Saturday 10/19/13. Start- 4:00 pm. End- 5:14 pm. Sharpie.)

("Zombie TV". Sunday 10/20/13. Start- 7:47 pm. End- 8:45 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zombie TV”. Sunday 10/20/13. Start- 7:47 pm. End- 8:45 pm. Sharpie.)

("Zeus and the Nymphs". Monday 10/21/13. Start- 1:00 pm. End- 7:53 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zeus and the Nymphs”. Monday 10/21/13. Start- 1:00 pm. End- 7:53 pm. Sharpie.)

("Forest Creature". Tuesday 10/22/13. Start- 2:08 pm. End- 9:20 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Forest Creature”. Tuesday 10/22/13. Start- 2:08 pm. End- 9:20 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Bigfoot". Wednesday 10/23/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:36 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Bigfoot”. Wednesday 10/23/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:36 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Catching the Unicorn". Thursday 10/24/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 9:59 pm. Pencil.)

(“Catching the Unicorn”. Thursday 10/24/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 9:59 pm. Pencil.)

AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 4

Oh, week 4. You started out so interesting and then just fell apart.

I met with an artist friend of mine early on in the week, and I got to see some of his artwork which was truly amazing (shout out to Doug Shafer. His work is awesome!- http://www.doug-shafer.com/art/)

He’s added Calligraphy to some of his work and I was looking at some of my Grandfather’s books from when he was a kid (really REALLY non-PC kid’s stories and history books, which are freaking hilarious to read now). So this week was inspired by words and illustration.

My life is getting more hectic with new and exciting art projects, but my will is still strong. So here ya go, week 4:

("Alligator". Friday 10/11/13. Start- 4:01 pm. End- 7:24 pm. Sharpie. Props to Sigil for the idea!)

(“Alligator”. Friday 10/11/13. Start- 4:01 pm. End- 7:24 pm. Sharpie. Props to Sigil for the idea!)

("Owl" Saturday 10/12/13. Start- 11:55 am. End- 4:45 pm. Sharpie. Props to Laurie and Michelle. I kind of combined parts of your ideas. Also ignore the purple marks up at the top. I got overzealous with the Alligator picture and colored onto the next day's page.)

(“Owl” Saturday 10/12/13. Start- 11:55 am. End- 4:45 pm. Sharpie. Props to Laurie and Michelle. I kind of combined parts of your ideas. Also ignore the purple marks up at the top. I got overzealous with the Alligator picture and colored onto the next day’s page.)

("Wolf". Sunday 10/13/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 10:26 pm. Sharpie. I started out this week thinking I was going to be drawing animals all week I guess.)

(“Wolf”. Sunday 10/13/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 10:26 pm. Sharpie. I started out this week thinking I was going to be drawing animals all week I guess.)

("The Fisherman" Monday 10/14/13. Start- 2:25 pm. End- 11:10 pm. Pencil and Sharpie)

(“The Fisherman” Monday 10/14/13. Start- 2:25 pm. End- 11:10 pm. Pencil and Sharpie)

("Part of my weird dream from the night before, except it was much better in my head". Tuesday 10/15/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 11:32 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(“Part of my weird dream from the night before, except it was much better in my head”. Tuesday 10/15/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 11:32 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

("Zombie Ad" Wednesday 10/16/13. Start- 8:49 am. End- 11:27 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zombie Ad” Wednesday 10/16/13. Start- 8:49 am. End- 11:27 pm. Sharpie.)

("Today was my day off, so I didn't freaking care all that much." Thursday 10/17/13. Start- 12:30 pm. End- 2:20 pm. Pencil. Based on the Grateful Dead song "Jack-A-Roe", lyrics by them of course, no copyright infringement intended.)

(“Today was my day off, so I didn’t freaking care all that much.” Thursday 10/17/13. Start- 12:30 pm. End- 2:20 pm. Pencil. Based on the Grateful Dead song “Jack-A-Roe”, lyrics by them of course, no copyright infringement intended.)

So, as an aside, I just have to say that this week it got very hard to concentrate on my drawings. Usually I listen to people critiquing or playing video games to help me work (don’t ask me why; I don’t understand my motivations fully). But I discovered Game Grumps this week and I was laughing so much I could barely draw. Lesson learned. I get to watch videos AFTER I finish drawing, not during, or else nothing gets done.

See y’all next week.

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 3

Alright, week three! I had a lot of inspiration this week and I have to give credit where credit is due. I was listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin this week and got to thinking about their awesome album art and posters. That, and a prompt from one of my friends, inspired me to draw the four seasons personified. I didn’t mean to have a theme, it just sort of happened that way as the week progressed.

This is the first week I carried my drawing pad around with me, as this was a busier week and I had to hurry up and draw whenever I could find time. I ended up drawing on the bus a lot, which made me let go of any mistakes I made (public transportation isn’t the smoothest of rides). I almost want to keep track of where I’m drawing things now, as each picture has an interesting story behind it (besides the people who inspired them).

So here’s to week three. I actually like most of what I did this week, unlike last week. Check it out, and as always, feel free to give me suggestions if there’s something you’d like to see me draw.

 

("Evolution- We did it wrong". This is actually a rehash of something I've already done. I just wanted to try a block style thing. Friday, 10/4/13. Start- 4:36 pm. End- 5:44 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Evolution- We did it wrong”. This is actually a rehash of something I’ve already done. I just wanted to try a block style thing. Friday, 10/4/13. Start- 4:36 pm. End- 5:44 pm. Sharpie.)

("A Tree?" I honestly don't know what this is, but I don't like it. A failed experiment. Saturday, 10/5/13. Start- 6:10 pm. End- 8:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“A Tree?” I honestly don’t know what this is, but I don’t like it. A failed experiment. Saturday, 10/5/13. Start- 6:10 pm. End- 8:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Winter" Totally inspired by Alphonse Mucha and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to Jen for the idea of drawing the four seasons! The color is ok, but I liked it better when it was just black and white. Sunday, 10/6/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:18 pm. Colored pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Winter” Totally inspired by Alphonse Mucha and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to Jen for the idea of drawing the four seasons! The color is ok, but I liked it better when it was just black and white. Sunday, 10/6/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:18 pm. Colored pencil and Sharpie.)

Led Zeppelin Inspiration for "Winter"

Led Zeppelin Inspiration for “Winter”

("Herbst". Monday, 10/7/13. Start- 2:40 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Herbst”. Monday, 10/7/13. Start- 2:40 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "Herbst"

(Inspiration for “Herbst”

("Sommer" Tuesday, 10/8/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 10:01 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(“Sommer” Tuesday, 10/8/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 10:01 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(Inspiration for "Sommer")

(Inspiration for “Sommer”)

("Frühling". Wednesday, 10/9/13. Start- 8:40 am. End- 11:27 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Frühling”. Wednesday, 10/9/13. Start- 8:40 am. End- 11:27 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "Frühling")

(Inspiration for “Frühling”)

("Trip to the Moon". Inspired by the 1902 Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès. Thursday, 10/10/13. Start- 5:05 pm. End- 7:31 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Trip to the Moon”. Inspired by the 1902 Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès. Thursday, 10/10/13. Start- 5:05 pm. End- 7:31 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "A Trip to the Moon")

(Inspiration for “A Trip to the Moon”. Also, check out the silent film itself (it’s an interesting look back at film history): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDaOOw0MEE)

A Little Experiment…

A friend of mine started a project a while ago, where she drew a picture every day and then posted her pictures on her facebook page.

I want to do the same. So, for the next year, I will be drawing one or more pictures a day. Some may be small, others may be large. Some are going to turn out really bad and others good.

I’m not necessarily concerned with the overall quality of my artwork, rather what I can produce over a years time to measure my growth. It’s sort of a study of creativity- how creative can a person be when forced to produce something each day, rather than letting inspiration come at random.

I don’t usually draw everyday. But I want to take a writer’s approach. I’ve read that a lot of writers journal, free write, or do some form of writing exercise to keep on top of their skill and to practice. That’s what this project will be-practice.

But I’ll probably need some help. I’m not sure how much imagination one person can have. In fact, seeing as how almost none of my artwork is completely from my own brain (usually it’s inspired by other people or art), I’ll probably be looking for suggestions on what to draw. Feel free to give me suggestions as the year goes on.

This blog will hold me accountable. Each week I’ll post the seven drawings. The rule I’m setting is that they must be finished and signed (although, like I said, I may not find them particularly good). I’ll also post the date that they were finished and how long it took to finish them.

The project starts today (9/21/2013). Next Saturday will be the first seven. Wish me luck! (And if you are a fellow artist and want to join in on the project, please do. It’ll be very interesting I think.)