Sunday, February 26, 2012

30DDC: Days 20-25

Day 20: Something Orange - A soda pop bottle, in the style of Seurat.

Day 21: Something You Want - An Apartment.  It doesn't have to be this exact one, but I was in the Marina doing some sketching and this is what I came up with.

Day 22: Something You Miss - The Beach/Sunny Days, specifically being young enough to enjoy them because you have nothing better to be doing.

Day 23:Something You Need - Enough said.

Day 24: A Couple - I just love goofing around with the prompts.  So here are a couple of cute couples.

Day 25:  Scenery - Or in this case, landscape.

Monday, February 20, 2012

30DDC: Days 11-19

Apparently, I can procrastinate at practically anything, including fun drawing projects that I assign myself.  This past week has been absolutely crazy with school work, and I didn't actually get around to working on the massive amounts of drawings that I missed until late yesterday.  Here they are, and I promise to try and stay on track starting tomorrow!

Day 11: Turning Point in My Life - Moving to SF!

Day 12: Most Recent Accomplishment - I know it looks lame, but I think actually earning my own money qualifies!

Day 13: Comic

Day 14: Favorite Fairytale

Day 15: Family Picture

Day 16: Inspiration - What inspires me is line, color, and pattern.  Also decided to use this for Day 18, which was a doodle.

Day 17: Favorite Plant

Day 19: Something Different - As I've already been over, I don't normally draw people, so I thought I would attempt to sketch my roommate.  Didn't turn out too horribly, but I can't seem to get her mouth/chin right!
I apologize for the lameness of some of the drawings, and hope to actually stay on track this week!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

30DDC: Days 7-10

I cannot believe I missed a whole three days of drawings!  I became unexplainably, unexpectedly busy the last couple of days, and consequently spent tonight and last night trying to catch up.  So, without further ado, here you are!

Day 7: Favorite Word

Day 8: Favorite Animated Character - Bumble Bee from Transformers.  And yes, I did spell his name wrong, but I think my improvised "M" looks gangster.

Day 9: Favorite TV Show - BBC Sherlock!  Now, as you can see, I haven't been lying to you.  People are not my strong suit!  Poor Martin, I totally got his face wrong...

Day 10:  Favorite Candy - York Peppermint Patties, in the style of Andy Warhol.

In other words, I had a masterclass today by at the San Francisco Maritime with plainair artist Larry Horowitz.  It was so much fun, and a real learning experience.  You should google his work if you get a chance; he's got an amazing sense of sky!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

30DDC: Day 6 - Favorite Book Character

I really don't think these prompts are supposed to be as difficult as I'm making them.  Today's drawing was probably the easiest so far, but it was choosing a character that made it difficult.  I don't really have a favorite character, so I just drew Kathy H. from my favorite book at the moment, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

I'm normally only do black and white compositions, so I'm having a lot of fun playing around with all of this color!

Monday, February 6, 2012

30DDC: Day 5 - Best Friend

Today's prompt was to draw your best friends.  Now, I think the intention was for it to be a formal portrait, but it's my challenge, my composition, and as we've already gone over, I'm not the best at drawing people.  So I picked the biggest things I associate with my best friends and drew those instead.  The best part is, only those who know these characteristics will know who I've drawn.

How's that for intrigue?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

30DDC: Day 4 - Favorite Place

Today's prompt of drawing your favorite place was actually rather challenging.  Part of my problem was that I've never actually thought of where my favorite place was.  So I simply picked my favorite place at the moment, Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco.  There's so much to do, but what I love about it is that you don't necessarily have to have an aim to do anything in particular when you go there.  It's like our own little sliver of wilderness in the middle of the city.

Please excuse the roughness of the drawing.  I did it while watching the second half of the Superbowl (congrats Giants!).  I actually rather like it.

Let's get ready for another week!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

30DDC: Day 3 - Favorite Food

Here's my post for Day 3.  The prompt was to draw your favorite food, but I couldn't decide, so I kind of cheated.  This drawing features bread, bacon, strawberry, eggs, pasta, hamburgers, and rice.  What does that say about my diet?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

30DDC: Day 1 - Yourself

Welcome to Day 1 of my 30 Day Drawing Challenge!  The first prompt was yourself.  At first, I tired to do an actual portrait, I really did.  But it turned out horribly and looked absolutely nothing like me, so I decided to do this instead.  That's me with the book, in case you got lost in my horrible rambling.  I'm surrounded by all the things that make me who I am.  Oh, and no, my hair does not really have cool streaks and stuff.

On a completely separate note, here are two photo's of the sunrise from my dorm room this morning.  I took them half hanging out the window, so I hope that you like/appreciate them!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Challenge Yourself

Happy Hump Day, everyone.  I am well into the swing of things back on campus, and am loving it.  Either I'm being more efficient than last semester, or I have a lot less work, because I've been finding myself with a lot more extra time than I've ever had before while going to school.  Don't get me wrong, I do plenty.  I have at least two classes every weekday, I work two days a week, sing in one of the student choirs every week, and am continuing rehab on my knee.  Never the less, I still find myself wondering if I should pick up another hobby or something.

Now, I've posted a bit of my art over the past year and a half.  I've recently met someone who's challenged me to think about taking it from simply a hobby to an actual business.  Before I do that, I feel like I need to change it up a bit, use more variety, things like that.  So when I Stumbled (yes, I did just use the website as a verb) across this yesterday, I couldn't have been more thrilled with the idea.

I am going to do this 30 Day Drawing Challenge.  And yes, today technically would have been the best day to start, seeing as it's the first of the month and all.  Oh well.  You should know me well enough by now to know that I'm a bit of a procrastinator.  Anyways, I'll be posting my daily drawings, so keep checking back!