Join me in doing a drawing a day throughout August! I was going to join in with one of those Photo a day challenges which is a lot of fun but SO much easier… I like to make things difficult for myself;)
But wouldn’t doing a drawing everyday be so much more beneficial? As an illustrator!! I expect many illustrators already do this but having been to art college, I know not all do! Btw you don’t have to be an illustrator to join in.
The thing is ideally to avoid painting – use line: ink, photoshop,charcoal, colour is ok for line or mark making … but personally I’m trying to push my skill at drawing my surroundings without resorting to the habit of painting. Which is my default through years of painting everything without drawing first. That’s my thinking behind this.
Rules are : draw something – anything – from life… an observational drawing, whether your style is realistic, fluid, abstract; and then post it somewhere on social media either on your blog, facebook page, instagram, where ever you usually post things! I’ll be posting mine here daily but will also set up a hache tag column on twitter so that we …assuming anyone joins in .. can all see what we’re up to. Update – new FLICKR group for those who don’t tweet : http://www.flickr.com/groups/ippdailydraw/
If you aren’t a tweeter then you could come back and make a comment on my blog with a link to where your pic is.. or you may just wish to draw privately. Completely fine. Knowing I have to share will make me do it. If I don’t then I’ll have to do 2 the next day. Gulp
SO share a link of what you do at #ippdailydraw then we can see and comment on each other’s efforts.
I am rusty so by August 31st I should be well oiled Use whatever media you like: pencil, charcoal, crayon, ink but something that creates a line rather than a painting.
If you feel inspired to join let me know with a comment or find me on twitter @inkpaintpaper or in #ippdailydraw
Look forward to seeing your drawings!