75-Day Sketch Challenge: Days 1- 8

Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days.
We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one.
Still, I play along because challenges are fun when done with others, and it keeps me doing at least one dang drawing a day even when I am slammed at work.

This week (and next) I am so busy with business.  Deadlines of my own and new client:
a rushed “disaster” + need for a conservator.  Not complaining, work=$$=art supplies.
I remember a time when it was high heels but that is another story.

All are done in an OE Cadic sketching journal with Cocoiro or Pitt pens or Uni-ball
(when I was stuck in a meeting) or a bit of watercolor, because I am a cheater.
But hey, this is my artistic life, so I am gonna cheat to please me!


I also decided that “enuf!!” with only showing “finished” drawings.
I think budding artists see them and think that is all artists DO.  So, included are two of my thinking sketches, trying to work things out.  As an architect I trained in moving ideas in my head through my hands onto paper.  Above I have an idea for a painting for my yoga instructor, and am working proportions and possibilities or design ideas out on paper.

Below I am working out how to draw a difficult image, a Pauldin Chair,
in an unusual angle, with curves and foreshortening.  Argh!
I finally got the hang of it, and may try a final drawing — and an Egg Chair.

And if you follow me than you know an artist who was a friend died, and so I sketched, bottom.  I am back to turning to art for solace — after a cry + curling into my husband.

8-75 DAY SKETCH 2        

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to 75-Day Sketch Challenge: Days 1- 8

  1. Annette G says:

    Great sketches every one of them. Happy PPF, Annette x



  2. Very nice sketches. You have really accomplished a lot.


  3. Will have to go check out the challenge site, sounds interesting. BTW I love retro furniture, I have an original Jacobsen Swan chair 🙂 waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂


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