31 Sketches

Back in December, I promised you 31 sketches; one for every day, to be completed by the end of the month. Obviously, I fell a little short. I’M REALLY BAD AT THINGS SOMETIMES. Today, February 23rd, I’m finally giving you 31 sketches. They’re at the bottom of this post. It may be months late, but I’d like to say “I did it,” so I can move on. Before scrolling down, though, you should browse over to someone’s blog who isn’t bad at things, who actually completed the sketch challenge on time, and who met all her artistic goals for the year. And who I don’t think I actually said Happy Birthday to, even though her birthday is the same day as mine. So! A belated happy birthday to my Aunt Ruthanne of A More Colorful Life, born on the best day for birthdays, and a big congratulations to her for completing all her goals this year. Check out her sketches for the sketch challenge (Sketching Again, Still Sketching, More Sketching, Sketching and Beyond!), her first big painting, her art doll with the best hair, and her tie-dye art quilt (that doubles as the blog banner!). This year, she’s already set a new goal to make 50 paintings. It’s really inspiring to see someone actually doing all the art stuff they want to do, and I hope I can follow Aunt Ruthanne’s example into this next year.

Oh, and here are those sketches. If you’d like the bigger version of anything, just let me know.

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  1. Just remember, you did it! How long it took really doesn’t matter. You kept your commitment to yourself. That’s what’s important.

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    • Thanks! It does feel good to get something done, no matter how long it’s been since you set out to do it. 🙂

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  2. Wow, Grace! I saw your comment on my blog and replied to it before I saw this post of yours. Thank you so much for all your kind words! I love your sketches. My favorite is the one of the dog painting. They’re all wonderful, and I like seeing the less finished ones, so I get to see a little of your process. Maybe some day I’ll be brave enough to try faces. Great job!

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    • Thank you! I started drawing faces just by copying the style of an artist I liked and going from there, but there are lots of different ways to do it and you’ll get there. 🙂 For me, the challenge is drawing things other than faces, and especially the neck and shoulder areas that connect to the faces. I have a bad habit of doing the faces first, and then I haven’t blocked out the body proportions and it’s too late to change the position of the features, so it makes the entire image not quite cohesive.

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  3. Great sketches!

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  4. I’m kind of in love with #27.

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    • Thanks Jess! For that one, I was trying out a new, cartoony style for a job application portfolio. Didn’t get the job, but I got some cute doodles out of it.

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