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The basic idea is to end up with 312 pieces of art (in various stages of completion) in the 366 days of 2012.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Okay. I'm Back!/Days 33-40

Oh my goodness. 
I've fallen a bit behind on here, and in my actual drawings! I'm working to catch up both places, but you'll have to bear with me for now.

Most recently, I decided to change the whole "draw ten minutes a day" thing to "draw at least ten minutes a day." That happened when I spent (I cringe to think how far over ten minutes it was!) about an hour on a sketch. I felt guilty about that, but the drawing turned out nice! Here are seven drawings for you. I hope to have several more on here in the next few days, and be all caught up by the end of next week.

I spent some time around Valentine's Day trying to do Valentine's Day themed drawings. I was distracted on the 14th itself, though. Cupcakes, one of my true loves. =)

This one isn't very special.

I like this one better! Even when they're just stick figures!

We had cake in the break room at work. Nothing this fancy, but it inspired me.

Another one of my favorite songs, this one by Downhere

I'm sorry, but I can't remember what this costume is. It is from the same book as a drawing I shared earlier, on Fancy Dress Balls--What to Wear. If only I could show the original picture! Such detail on that dress!

Oh, I had such fun with this one. All but the first are contour drawings, and I didn't pick up the pen until I had finished all the outlines. Then I went back and did some of the details. I think I'm going to do more drawings similar to this one. I like how it looks like an apple, but it's not exact. They overlap, and vary in size.
It just makes the whole page interesting to me.

This is the drawing that took too long. I spent 22 minutes drawing it out, then had to trace, color, and paint it, bringing the total time spent up to around an hour! But it was worth it. I used water-proof pen and watercolor pencils. I don't care to use the watercolor pencils all the time, but it worked so well for this, where I wanted so many different colors! It meant that I didn't have to mix up ten different paints. I think this was easier on the paper, too, since it isn't heavy enough to use much water on.
This is another style I'm going to try to do again--there are more things I love, that I want to include!

Thank you for reading this, and I promise to start posting regularly again! Both our computers were down and out for a week or two, and then I was just lazy. I'll do better now. 

Have a nice night!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Time to play catch up!

My computer is back up and running (for the moment) so I'm going to go ahead and blog today, even though I usually blog Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If I wait, it probably won't be working.
SO, you get a nice, long post full of pictures.
Let's start with Wednesday's, shall we?

I'm not too awesome at feet and shoes. But these turned out kind of okay.

Day 29--February 2nd, 2012!

This one has a story behind it. On Facebook, my friend made his status into rather a chat room, and we have been using it for the past five months. Between the bunch of us, we reached 10,000 just the other evening. This is my 'tribute' to The Status. I just wish I'd had more time to finish the drawing.

Day 30. Just doodles. It was relaxing to sit there and draw something that didn't need shading or proportions or delicate little details. Something that couldn't be done a right or wrong way, it would be just perfect the way I did it. =)

Can you identify the stick people from Day 31?

I was out of ideas, so I checked out Pinterest for the first time. This little guy was just too hairy and wrinkly to NOT draw! And I have a coworker who goes just crazy over bulldogs.
I think I'll name him Ralph.

Hopefully, I'll have another picture for you tomorrow!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Sad Way to Start the Month

This post was supposed to contain more pictures. I was supposed to put yesterday's and today's drawings here. What happened? How could we let February get off to such a dismal start?

I'll tell you how.

Our 'downstairs' [desktop] computer, Angus, died the other night. He's pretty much done for, poor fellow. My brother has been working to save all the pictures we have loaded on there, but once that is done we won't be able to do much more for him.
If it wasn't sad enough to lose one trusted friend/computer, the 'upstairs' laptop, Zeus, is on his last legs also. He will be going in for surgery in a few days, I just hope he recovers quickly.

The library computers work well for plain blogging, but they won't let me post pictures. =P

But for now, Happy Groundhog day, I will blog again as soon as possible!

Keep drawing,