I don't normally draw every day, but I do usually do some kind of artwork usually painting or planning for a painting. I think it is very good though to draw every day as it improves my drawing and focuses my mind.
In the past I had made a sketch every day in May with Urban Sketchers, some days I really ran out of ideas and ended up sketching my bins and my bike. I have also taken part in Inktober with some great prompts.
So when I saw there was a #30daysketchbook2019 I thought I'd take a look and duly signed up. First prompt was 'Something small'. Nice prompt. I drew one of my painted wooden elephant far away and called it 'The elephant in the room'. Next up was shells. I didn't really want to go for some straight observational drawing so thought of the tongue twister: 'She sells shells on the sea shore'.
Next up was 'bag'. Again I found a saying 'who let the cat out of the bag?'. Then there was cube. Around this time I was really pleased to be doing something with the word but could not think of a phrase or saying with cube in it. So a melting Rubik cube appeared.
When the drawings are finished i put them on the group Facebook page, 30 day sketchbook challenge, which is crammed full of drawings using the same prompts. Look it up, it has a red circle in the cover photo.
Today the challenge is '5'. Gosh, 5 what?
You can see all my images with prompts on my Instagram page. @MaureenMaceArt A quick link can be found at the bottom of everypage of my website. Enjoy.
Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art.
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