Here is the link to my sketches for day 11 to 20 for the sketchbook challenge.
I am really enjoying doing these although I find some of the prompts that arrive at 6.30 in the morning challenging. Shown here are two of may favourites.
this is link to my Facebook page where you can see numbers 11-20.
I started the year by joining a sketch-a-day group. Prompts arrive at 6.30am and I usually get round to doing a drawing about teatime. I haven't missed one yet so here are the first 10 drawings, they can also be found on my Twitter account and Instagram plus the FB page 30 day sketchbook 2019.
I have labelled each of the drawings with the day, prompt and my own explanation. I have had lots of fun, I hope you enjoy them.
Press here for the link to my Facebook page to see the first ten drawings
I dropped into #ByardArt to wish the staff a HNY when my mind got blown away by the recent rehang. The lovely ladies of the gallery had placed four of my paintings behind the counter and they look amazing - but then I would say that!
So it was camera out and a photo shoot.
If you find yourself in Cambridge looking for something to do, pop in and take a look. The gallery is on King's Parade, the most famous street in Cambridge right opposite King's College Chapel. They exhibit paintings, mixed media, ceramics and are absolutely brilliant. I have a soft spot for for the ceramics and the wonderful mixed media made from found objects.
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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