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.
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