Yes, I am behind on posting my sketchbook challenge pictures. Actually I am just plain behind. Work has been so uncooperative about letting me have time between calls to draw and color. Homework has been heavy and I do have about 4 papers due in the next 2-3 weeks! Oh, well, will do what I can and not feel guilty about it.
January 29 – Water – this is my attempt at a ripple of water. Just go with me here, ok. Water is one of my highly prized items. I love it in all forms, puddles, streams, rivers, the ocean, rain, tap water, snow and ice.
January 30 – My highly prized item for this day is my family.
However, I got as far as a background and then stopped. I really couldn’t decide how I wanted my family to be depicted. I really stumped myself for January 31, when I wanted to list my most highly prized thing – my daughters. So I left a blank page. I will come back to these later. I did have a moment of beating myself up and a feeling of “you failed” and then I had to stuff my inner critic back in a box and continue on. I didn’t fail at anything! I thought about it and am still thinking and moving on. This isn’t a life or death project here, but something to stretch my creativity and artistic abilities. Pooh on you, IC (that’s short for inner critic). Actually, it’s a good thing because this is letting me move forward more freely with my writing also.
The theme suggested for February was “Opposites” and I just couldn’t get in the flow or get excited over it. Actually, when I first heard the theme I was thinking apples/oranges, up/down. It is interesting to look at some of the other artists and see they are doing black/white and swapping out how their design is colored. A different take on “opposites”. But, in the meantime, I decided I would do "A Month of Mandalas”. I have always loved mandalas, so this was a chance to explore creating my own. Part of my evil plan when I get my new computer is to do some mandalas with Photoshop, but that’s another exercise in creativity.
Like I mentioned earlier, work and school have me a little behind. I have done the drawings through the 12th actually, but I haven’t finished coloring them. So therefore, I am only revealing the drawings until the 4th of February. I will catch-up as I can.
February 1 – This was my first one and I really love it. I like the ribbons coming off the central figure.
February 2 – reserving my judgment on this one. I don’t feel it’s really complete.
February 3 – Another favorite. I have this thing about the pointy dome figure lately. And the white space in the design appeals to me.
February 4 – Not sure where this one was headed. I added color with watercolors rather than the prismacolor pens and my black pen ran. I like how the Bic Z4+ pen writes, but it is not waterproof.
So, the final verdict……I am continuing, and catching up and plan on continuing despite what IC says.