Monday, January 31, 2011
February daily drawings
Drawing more is one of the goals I have for this year. I adore drawing in all forms, but found myself pulled into printing and painting more over the last year, with drawing not as frequent. Its very true that saying "Use it or lose it." and especially so with drawing. Its a skill that needs daily practice to remain sharp.
I've decided to push myself to draw something daily during the next month. It may not be a finished drawing or even turn into one, but it will be something that requires dry media applied to paper.
Jonathan Manning (aka Blade) started a Daily Drawing Challenge on his blog The Artistic Biker. He posts an image each day and people can draw it and post it optionally on a Flickr group as well.
The item for January 26th was a teddy bear. I always have a soft spot for bears and they're lovely to draw, so this is the result of a lunchtime sketch.
Anyone else up for some daily drawing in February? You can use the Artistic Biker or other drawing challenges for inspiration or simply choose something close by to draw from life. The important thing is just to draw and keep those skills honed.