One Month of Daily Drawing

February 1, 2020 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Drawing | 1 Comment

After last year’s experiment with Inktober I promptly stopped drawing again. I still want to get better at drawing, though, so as a New Year’s resolution I decided to start a new sketchbook and try to do a small drawing every day. One month in, I largely succeeded, only missing two days, and those days were very much full with other things so I knew in advance I wouldn’t be able to find the time. I’m keeping my materials simple, basically ink pens in black and white with different line widths, and white or natural paper.

Just to keep myself accountable, I’m tweeting the results. You can sneak a peak here. I didn’t make any plans on what to draw each day, just wanting to get into the habit for the moment. As the month went on, a minor theme of transparent objects and their shadows emerged.

Here’s my favourite from that category, a fancy latte glass that got repurposed as pen storage:

#2020VisualDiary - 01/16

And my favourite overall, which isn’t transparent, but a ceramic frog from a friend’s collection:

#2020VisualDiary 01/18

I’m currently trying to figure out where to take this, but for the moment, daily drawings it is, no matter how small or how bad. I hope with some more practice, I’ll start to figure out what I actually want to get better at and then practice that.

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