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Day 6 - 0.7 Poppin mechanical pencil in Copelle sketchbook

I’m posting this notably earlier than my other recent posts. No fighting myself at the closing of the day to create a mini masterpiece to fulfill the 30 Day challenge. Not today.
It’s Sunday and I mostly intended to sleep in but my brain had other plans. Instead of fighting it, I climbed out of bed around 7am. My ankle is unhappy and my throat is scratchy but I want to have a good day. I got settled in the chair with my crankle elevated on the foot stool and opened my sketchbook.
I always try to be precise. Maybe that is more of an issue than I thought. I’m constantly envious of artists who can fill a page with imprecise beauty. I’m drawn to things that are quirky and unique yet very expressive and seemingly perfect in execution. I can’t replicate that when I try so hard.
Today I let go a bit more. I hope you like my drawing. It isn’t very large but it is complete. It has so many elements of what attracts me lately. It makes me giddy. Now if only I can duplicate this process again. Soon.
Be well.


Shaded pattern

I sat down at a proper table and spent time shading. It may not sound like much of an experience but my favorite part of drawing with pencil has always been shading.

This piece is small but I really like it.

I hope you have a pleasant and enjoyable weekend. Be well.


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Happy Friday to all of you.
I let out a sigh of relief when I got home from work. Some weeks just feel best when they wrap up.
Matt and I watched Marvel’s Avengers after dinner. It was nice to sit and relax.
After the movie, I drew a few different animals in a cartoonish style and then out popped this guy. It’s always fun to see what hides in a pencil.

Be well.


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It’s not a new problem. I start getting an idea and just as I go to work on it, I get in my own way. Tonight I drew three things because I had to for the challenge. I’m doing this wrong. Maybe I’m tired or work sucked out all my creativity. I’m not sure. I’m going to say this little robot is Day 4 and get some rest. Maybe tomorrow will be different. At least I’m still moving though, right?

Be well.


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If I could redo today, I would spend more time scribbling and less time criticizing myself before my pen touched the paper.

Be well.


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Another work deadline has come and gone. I spent a bit of time staring at the blank paper after work. Instead of wallowing in self-cruppiness, I grabbed a grid index card and put it under the current page. Black and hot pink are eye catching so I just made a pattern using a BIC liquid porous point and Uniball pink gel pen. This will have to count as Day 2. Be well.


I’m sure you have seen the monthly challenges that pop up around the web. In fact, I participated in one last fall during the month of November (Art EveryDay). I thought a good way to prepare for the month of November would be to get my Art On with Tracy Bunkers during the month of October.

30 Days of Get Your Ar On

It was a bit of shock for me to realize that 10/1/2012 was today and that meant it was the first day of October. OCTOBER! How on earth did we get to October already? I must admit to being a bit off lately but I’m working on it. I need to focus on things I can do and push forward. Whether I’m standing in a tiny little mud puddle or a bog of eternal stench, I need to keep moving. It’s the only way.

30 days of art - day 1

Tonight, I present to you my DAY 1 artistic adventure for 30 Days of Get Your Art On. I hope you like him. He’s small. Under two inches wide. I drew him with a BIC porous liquid pen and colored him with my Pentel color pencils. He’s small and simple and didn’t demand too much, which is just what I needed tonight.

Will you join us on our journey to be creative every day for 30 days? You can even make your own rules. Click on the button at the top of this post and join us.
Be well.