Lately I’ve had trouble sewing my projects, mostly because I wasn’t able to finish any of them! Everything I’m working on right now is very time consuming and requires a lot of hand sewing. Since I don’t have sewing progress to blog about, I decided to talk about my attempt to draw a sketch a day.
Near the end of September I decided to try to draw a sketch a day in a new sketch book. Unfortunately, it only lasted five days. In my defense, everything was going well with my sketches until a huge storm have the second week of October. There was hail, flooding, and winds so bad it broke branches off trees and stripped leaves off plants. It was awful and I was more concerned about what needed to be cleaned up and if anything was damaged than drawing another sketch. Fortunately, very little was damaged but there was a lot of clean up, and that clean up continues to this day. (I’m got sick somewhere in there so it delayed clean up a few days)
Anyway, here are the sketches I was able to do in the five days before I had to stop sketching! Please excuse the poor quality of the photos of the drawings. I tried to adjust them in Photoshop but it didn’t help very much. :'(
Day one was dedicated drawing a dog that just won a pageant while wearing a princess dress…
Day two I drew my dog Brownie. She was sitting in her bed while I was sketching, looking at me. She looked adorable so I sketched her. I think she knew I was sketching so she posed for me. She does this sometimes when I take photos of her.
For day three I drew a sketch of a girl that looked like Alice from Alice in Wonderland…
Day four I drew a girl upside down. I was watching videos of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Disneyland so I was inspired to draw something Rapunzel might look like while climbing and hang upside down. I was also trying to practice drawing people from different angles. I never drew someone upside down so it was good practice for me.
And finally, on day 5, I sketched a sunset from a castle near the sea. The drawing isn’t based off something I saw (Besides Arizona’s well known sunsets) but I used to draw scenes like this quite a lot when I was young. It was calming to think up a landscape and draw it. I think I should do it more often. It’s a great way for me to break an artist block and it’s still calming for me. And I need something calming to think about!
That’s all the drawings I have! I do want to get on board #inktober on Instagram, but I’m unsure if I can maintain drawing a new drawing every day until the end of October. It seems every time I decide to do a sketch a day or participate in a meme something weird and abnormal gets in my way and I must quit halfway though working on it. So, I’m a little scared to join inktober. I think what I’ll probably do is make my own version of inktober and call it “draw with ink whenever you can without worrying about creating a new drawing every day in October”. It doesn’t have the ring to the name like inktober, but it will be more my speed! XD