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)

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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.)