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”

Drawing Challenge #Day 10

Day 10’s challenge is pretty simple – I just needed to fill up a page with doodles. Wikipedia defines a doodle as “a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied.” I was a doodler throughout my school and college days. Now, I doodle in office meetings. Although some people think equate doodling toContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 10”

Drawing Challenge #Day 9

Day 9’s challenge was to look at images of some man-made, mechanical objects that were provided as reference and then draw out one of them as precisely as possible. No tracing was allowed, and we were free to apply some amount of creative license in our approach. The objective is to be realistic, but notContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 9”

Drawing Challenge #Day 8

Day 8’s challenge was to add shading to a given image based on the defined light source. The same image was repeated multiple time in the reference sheet, with the light coming in at different angles in each variation. We were supposed to print out the reference sheet and add in shadows in each imageContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 8”