AAD (Art a Day Project) : Week 38

("Behind the screen". Friday 6/6/14. Sharpie.)

(“Behind the screen”. Friday 6/6/14. Sharpie.)

("Winter Scene". Saturday 6/7/14. Pen.)

(“Winter Scene”. Saturday 6/7/14. Pen.)

("On the rocks". Sunday 6/8/14. Pen.)

(“On the rocks”. Sunday 6/8/14. Pen.)

("Woodland Fairy". Monday 6/9/14. Sharpie.)

(“Woodland Fairy”. Monday 6/9/14. Sharpie.)

("Jewelry". Tuesday 6/10/14. Pencil.)

(“Jewelry”. Tuesday 6/10/14. Pencil.)

("Zeus". Wednesday 6/11/14. Pencil.)

(“Zeus”. Wednesday 6/11/14. Pencil.)

("Yeti Ninja". Thursday 6/12/14. Pencil.)

(“Yeti Ninja”. Thursday 6/12/14. Pencil.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 27

("Winter fairy". Friday 3/21/14. Pen.)

(“Winter fairy”. Friday 3/21/14. Pen.)

("Tinkerer". Saturday 3/22/14. Pen.)

(“Tinkerer”. Saturday 3/22/14. Pen.)

("Woman". Sunday 3/23/14. Colored Pencil.)

(“Woman”. Sunday 3/23/14. Colored Pencil.)

("Mundus". Monday 3/24/14. Pen.)

(“Mundus”. Monday 3/24/14. Pen.)

("Trapped". Tuesday 3/25/14. Pen.)

(“Trapped”. Tuesday 3/25/14. Pen.)

("Lured". Wednesday 3/26/14. Watercolor.)

(“Lured”. Wednesday 3/26/14. Watercolor.)

("Casting". Thursday 3/27/14. Watercolor.)

(“Casting”. Thursday 3/27/14. Watercolor.)

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 15

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.

("Manpunzel". Friday 12/27/13. Start - 8:50 pm. End - 10:20 pm. Pen.)

(“Manpunzel”. Friday 12/27/13. Start – 8:50 pm. End – 10:20 pm. Pen.)

("Letter decoration". Saturday 12/28/13. Start - 7:45 am. End - 1:31 pm. Pen.)

(“Letter decoration”. Saturday 12/28/13. Start – 7:45 am. End – 1:31 pm. Pen.)

("Page decoration". Sunday 12/29/13. Start - 5:01 pm. End - 5:39 pm. Pen.)

(“Page decoration”. Sunday 12/29/13. Start – 5:01 pm. End – 5:39 pm. Pen.)

("Snow White". Monday 12/30/13. Start - 8:30 pm. End - 10:47 pm. Pen.)

(“Snow White”. Monday 12/30/13. Start – 8:30 pm. End – 10:47 pm. Pen.)

("Tam Lin". Tuesday 12/31/13. Start - 10:32 pm. End - 12:34 am. Pen.)

(“Tam Lin”. Tuesday 12/31/13. Start – 10:32 pm. End – 12:34 am. Pen.)

("The Four Clever Brothers". Wednesday 1/1/14. Start - 9:30 am. End - 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

(“The Four Clever Brothers”. Wednesday 1/1/14. Start – 9:30 am. End – 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

("Cinderella". Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start - 8:00 pm. End - 8:29 pm. Pen.)

(“Cinderella”. Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start – 8:00 pm. End – 8:29 pm. 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): 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!)