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 and it's detail. An avid sketcher.
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