Okies all caught up, some classical music and an afternoon of drawing and reading magazines has been lovely and relaxing.
I did find out that I need to have a lot more practice if I want realistic proportion though...or just a lot more practice drawing overall. Funny how when you are a kid its something you want to do all the time but being an adult means that you wait for a nudge to do so.
Well thank you Spoonchallenge for giving me the nudge, and one more week to go :)
I thought I would also include my failed cat drafts too -
Attempting a Zulian tiger from game graphics is bad
WoW merged with He-man? Hmmm
Final piece for Prompt- CAT
Cartoon cat it is then!
For Day 15 the prompt was Fish:
My offerings for this were
Got to love a Dory!
Ah I love Dory - always reminds me of my mother somehow haha
Ok so running late with this one and I have another 2 prompts to catch up with but I think sometimes it's best to do things when you feel like it rather than feeling you have to. So today I managed to clear a small space on the craft desk in order to spread out my pencils and create..or in this case copy ;) For beetle I was thinking ladybug or scarab beetle maybe...something that would not creep me out to draw. But whilst looking into some Dürer prints I stumbled across this inspiration: Albrecht Dürer
So not as good of course but here is my version :)
This was the drawing with water colour pencils,
which I was going to leave alone as I was scared
of ruining it with the paint.
However I decided to go for it after all and I am
happy with the outcome. Never used the black before
and the colour was so intense but just right for
this stag beetle.
Posting a little behind however Day 7 prompt was use of Book. I had thought I would try and find out my Alice in Wonderland copy for a big picture but after running out of time it got squished down to a doodle of a book. But I did sneak a rabbit in at least ;)
Today the prompt was mountain. I had thought that a nice grey sketch might pass for a rock but the pencils had managed to escape! Guess I will find them at some point soon under a mound of new craft stuff or stuffed down the back of a chair ...its not mess it's creativity, honest.
After dipping my toe in the waters of drawing again, I feel I should at least try to make a small effort to get used to trying to draw something...anything really.
Then I stumbled upon Spoonflower who not only sell a fab range of materials but also are hosting a monthly challenge to try and give people like me some inspiration (and an emailed nudge) to create something.
So the plan is to post up a pic throughout the days of August with a theme suggested by the Spoonchallenge. Be it a doodle or an actual picture, I think it is at least a step in the right direction to boost creativity.