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Drawing marathon finish line & beyond

My intent in pushing myself to draw everyday, or at least close to everyday, was to make drawing a daily habit. It’s been an interesting exercise – one that has been good for my soul. I plan to continue this on a daily basis, not only because I’ve realized I CAN do this, but also because I am curious. This process is very much a journey and I am intrigued as to where it will lead me.

There were certainly days when I didn’t feel like drawing, but I made sure to just make marks on paper. There were also days when I didn’t have the time to draw – and on those days I felt like something was not quite right, but the next day would inevitably bring many scratches made on paper.

Although these past several days have been busy, I’ve managed to make it to day 30, and then some. Woo hoo!  Below are the results:

Day 30:

Fast sketches of kitties

Fast sketches of kitties

Hand & foot

Hand & foot

Day 29:

Shoe - can I count this as Everyday Matters Challenge #1?

Shoe - can I count this as Everyday Matters Challenge #1? On another note, my feet are entirely too big for my body & I'm not referring to the drawing!

Day 28:

Creek bank in one of the beautiful parks in Oakland, CA. Im trying to expand my tool kit and am now playing with carbon pencil. It has a very different tactile feel than my pen. Im not sure yet if I like it.

Creek bank in one of the beautiful parks in Oakland, CA. I'm trying to expand my tool kit and am now playing with carbon pencil. It has a very different tactile feel than my pen. I'm not sure yet if I like it.

Another mirror image - again with the serious look! Also carbon pencil on paper.

Another mirror image - again with the serious look! Also carbon pencil on paper.

And a bonus!

The text on the book says: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

The text on the book says: "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

When I started this marathon, I decided to become an active participant of Danny Gregory‘s Everyday Matters Yahoo Group.  Not only have I found new online friends (hi, EDM-ers!!), but I’ve also been inspired to start dabbling in color since a number of the artists in the group are accomplished watercolorists.

No, I haven’t done any watercolors yet, but I made this sketchbook to get started. (My moleskine hasn’t arrived so rather than wait, I decided to make one. It was fun!) Anyway, I’m just as curious as you are to see what I fill in those pages.

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