Drawing Challenge #Day 19

The 19th drawing challenge today was to take a sheet of paper and fill the entire sheet with as many different faces as we could draw. The challenge was to draw out as many diverse personalities as we could to cover the entire surface of the paper. Not necessarily human faces. We could draw aliens, monsters, or animal faces as well. The ideaContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 19”

Drawing Challenge #Day 18

Cardboard doodles Day 18 of the drawing challenge was to draw a ‘cardboard doodle’. Wait, before you start googling (I did), that’s not an actual drawing term. It’s simply a term that the instructor invented for the doodles he makes on the cardboard backing of his drawing notepads.  So the challenge was to draw aContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 18”

Drawing Challenge #Day 17

Day 17’s drawing challenge was to make two eye drawings. First we had to draw an eye as realistically as we could. Once we had done that, we had to draw a second eye, which was as graphically simple as possible. The objective of this challenge was to explore the polar opposites of the visual solution.  According to the instructor,Continue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 17”

Drawing Challenge #Day 16

So the original drawing challenge #16 was to draw an owl in an iconic style. I started it, but somehow never got around to completing it. I guess I found it boring and not challenging enough. Anyway, months passed, and I still hadn’t done it. I suppose I could simply have moved on to theContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 16”

A Small Makeover Project

After completing a year of working from home this month, I felt that the home needed a little bit of TLC. Various nooks and corners could do with a little sprucing up. So I’ve been working on a number of small home-improvement projects the last two weeks. There were bathroom shelves to put up, paintingsContinue reading “A Small Makeover Project”

Drawing Challenge #Day 15

The Day 15 Challenge was to draw four dinosaurs, a Brontosaurus, a Stegosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Pterodactyl, but all within the limitation of three-inch square boxes. The real challenge here was to figure out how to fit their divergent shapes into one common, geometric composition — a square.  I found it easiest to fit the pterodactyl into theContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 15”

Drawing Challenge #Day 14

Day 14’s challenge is to distort boring reality into something more interesting. The reference photo shows an old, balding man walking in the rain with a package in one hand and an umbrella in the other. The challenge is to translate it into a more dramatic, dynamic drawing.  In the reference photo, the man’s poseContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 14”

Drawing Challenge #Day 13

Ok, so this is not out of the 21 Day Challenge course. Exercising my own free will, I am substituting the challenge in the course with some artwork that I did for my office this week. I participated in a collaborative art project for Women In Technology (WIT). Each participant received a package containing artContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 13”

Drawing Challenge #Day 12

Using the Metaphorical Approach Day 12’s challenge was to use visual metaphors to depict the following terms, without using words, letters, or faces: Hope Anguish Curiosity Mystery As per Wikipedia, a visual metaphor is a pictorial analogy. It illustrates a comparison between what is in the visual with the meaning of another thing that it is representingContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 12”

Drawing Challenge #Day 11

Well, I’m officially halfway through the 21 day challenge. Day 11’s challenge was to draw a monster! Not something you have ever seen on TV or comics, but a monster straight out of your imagination. I started thinking about the kind of beings scare me the most and the thing that kept coming to myContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 11”