Archives For February

Didn’t devote a lot of time today to sketching but decided to play with transparency and a different pen. Meh.

Day 46 | AmandaMuses

Not the most exciting sketch today practicing mark making with another brush tip. Oh well.

Day 45 | AmandaMuses

Tried out another new-ish pen with today’s sketch, a slightly different style of brush tip. Cranked this out pretty quickly but this style tip feels much better and seems easier to control than the other brush I’ve used recently.

Day 44 | AmandaMuses

This is one of those drawings where you’re just not feelin’ it. I kept adding to it trying to make it less unappealing to myself, but there was just no saving it to my eye at least. Oh well. It can’t be all good all the time and that’s ok. The more I get back into drawing, hopefully the more my eyes and hands will remember and learn what looks and feels right.

Day 43 | AmandaMuses

Started drawing tonight with my new-ish brushtip and just wasn’t feeling it. Really hated the marks and pattern I started making and since there is no undo or “Command-Z” with ink, I just went with it. Adding layers of marks over the base layer gone awry just felt much better; sort of meditative. And so it goes.

Day 42 | AmandaMuses

Trying out a new pen. I like the subtlety of its range but have to work on pace and control.

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Last month, I focused my Daily365 exercise on photo illustrative self-portraits. But this year, rather than simply doing a single exercise for the entire year as I have done in the past, I’ve decided to change things up and try switching around between projects throughout the year while still posted an exercise each day for the year.

So for the month of February, I started a Sketch-A-Day journal. My friend Tracey started one at the beginning of the year and I was so impressed with her results I decided to do the same. I’ve been wanting to draw more and this seemed like the perfect way to start small and slowly push myself to do more. So here we go, day one of the my sketch a day drawings:

Day 32 | AmandaMuses