Studying the figure is SO hard but since I want to get good at it, consistency is the key. I want to be able to do observational sketching again, so let’s start a
new challenge-100 figures in 100 days. Join me if you want, I would love that! Let’s be drawing buddies. You don’t even have to be an artist, just jump into the fun of creating. Silly dark , odd, dangerous or surreal drawings, let’s make it fun. The hashtag I am using is #100Figures on Instagram.
Day 2, Right
Drawing the figure from life is my goal, everyday. I know that won’t be possible everyday but I am going to try by drawing myself if all else fails. Since I am left handed drawing my right hand is the only way to go. I wanted to stretch for this challenge and make the figure as interesting as I could. The way I draw is a back and forth method of drawing and erasing as well as working with patterns and layering. It is unique and I think of it as sort of like a dance. I don’t like perfect drawings so there are always little bits of stuff in mine. I also chatter, sing or tell jokes as I paint to keep myself loose and to remind myself what is important in that piece.
Artistic growth is attainable but you have to set goals and critique your work as you go. Once you take a hard look at your strengths and weaknesses you can set up a plan. Having other artist’s critique your work is invaluable because I can’t see what I am doing sometimes over and over!
That is what I am doing by setting up this challenge. I really want to achieve my goals and the best way to do that is to make myself accountable by posting daily.
Today will be day 10! I am pleased with my progress and I will share with you my goals. What are goals you’re working on? I would love to know as I am a partial shut in. Meaning I work at home a lot but with a lot of doses of painting and drawing with friends and colleagues.
I am also very competitive, which helps a lot! Making deadlines, entering shows and exhibiting is a great joy. Selling my work is another high point because it validates what I am doing with hard cold cash so I can buy more supplies.