A while back I blogged that I would do a 30 day drawing challenge. It was an ambitious endeavour, I knew that when I began, and I fully admitted that I wouldn't get it done in 30 days. After counting it seems I finished it in 40 days (which ain't so bad) but this is also partly due to my squeezing in 3 or 4 drawings on the last day. I learned that I don't enjoy drawing so much when I have to do it to a time constraint and I rushed the last few just so I could be done with the thing. If you look carefully you may be even able to pinpoint the picture where I thought "feck this I'm sooo bored with this". On the one hand I wish I would have put the same effort into all of them but as my creativity and enthusiasm for the challenge waned I know I would have gone longer and longer between each drawing and it would have dragged out to 50 or 60 days thus defeating the point of a 30 day challenge. Anyway without further ado I present to you my totally inside-the-lines, midnight wine fuelled/morning post-cornflake doodles. Dun da da dun!! Click any picture to embiggen.
|Day 1 Self portrait (my chin's not that big in real life, I swear)|
|Day 2 Favourite animal|
|Day 3 Favourite food (Japanese)|
|Day 4 Favourite place (Japan)|
|Day 5 Best friend (Dog is man's best friend so I went with that)|
|Day 6 Favourite book character|
I have many favourite book characters, being a voracious reader, but I finally settled on these characters from Robin Hobb's awesome Farseer trilogy and Tawny Man trilogy and drew my own anime-ish inspired interpretation of them.
|Day 7 Favourite word (It's just such a lovely sound. PILLOW!)|
|Day 8 Favourite animated character|
|Day 9 Favourite tv show (Community is hilarious. WATCH IT!)|
|Day 10 Favourite candy|
|Day 11 Turning point in your life|
For those who don't recognise this it's the statue that sits in Eyre Square in Galway City, the city where I attended university. Galway was a big turning point for me. I made friends there that I will have for life and will always love that place no matter where I go.
|Day 12 Most recent accomplishment (travelling)|
|Day 13 Comic|
|Day 14 Favourite fairy tale|
The Children of Lir isn't so much a traditional fairy tale as an old Irish myth. I love the old Irish stories and this is one of my favourites.
|Day 15 Family portrait (family's too big, this'll do)|
|Day 16 Inspiration (this theme annoyed me by being so damn vague)|
|Day 17 Favourite flower (cherry blossom)|
|Day 18 Doodle (I call this 'Birth of a Planet')|
|Day 19 Something new|
This was another theme that annoyed me. Something new? I mean c'mon, what is that?! So I googled the words 'something new', saw some footprints in images for some reason and went with this.
|Day 20 Something orange|
|Day 21 Something I want|
|Day 22 Something I miss (my friends. Can you tell I'm getting bored of it yet?)|
|Day 23 Something I need (food)|
|Day 24 A couple|
|Day 25 Scenery (I don't like drawing scenery so I cheekily skipped this one)|
|Day 26 Something I don't like (death to all aubergines!!)|
|Day 27 Something I love|
|Day 28 Anything you'd like (tried drawing a face, failed, drew this... thing)|
|Day 29 A place you want to go (oh the laziness of this picture)|
|Day 30 A congrats banner for finishing|
Well although I didn't put the effort into this that I maybe should have I'm glad I did it because at least I got 3 or 4 halfway decent pictures out of it and drawing gives me great pleasure when I'm actually in the mood for it.
Click here to have a look at my previous 30 day challenge, my 30 day photo project. If anyone has any suggestions for any other 30 day challenges/projects that might suit a person of mildly creative and slightly lazy disposition I would appreciate the suggestions.