So, now that my 30 days of drawing adventure has come to an end, I’ve been racking my brain wondering what to try next. What could I do during the month of February? What could I do for 28 days? I had a list started for consideration:
learn the harmonica (I have a set and a book)
work on my weight issue/fitness (this one is coming)
write, record and release 3-4 songs (me recording all the instruments, singing etc.)
Learn how to use my XP-Pen drawing tablet with Krita more efficiently
Create a 22 page comic book (I am a comic geek and collector)
In the end I decided on none of those for February, but that list will eventually get tried. I decided to challenge myself to create 28 different photographs (one for each day) using the many toys I own. I’m not talking about just throwing a toy up on a counter and snapping a pic with my cell phone. I’m talking setting up a photo that hopefully shows some semblance of reality.
If you’ve seen some of my photos I’ve posted here or on my Instagram, you’ll understand what I mean. These are all toys I own in the photos below. Tomorrow we begin.
Day/Lesson 30 – Your Hand of Creativity. Last day, last lesson. The final drawing exercise for this adventure was to draw a hand. I did my best. Like eyes, its not as easy as it looks. At least not for someone who doesn’t draw on such a detailed level.
So this is it, completed the book You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler. If you are looking for an activity to enrich your day, I suggest getting the book and going through the lessons. You will start looking at the world a little differently. I notice shadows and shading everywhere I look now. Or I’ll break things down into basic shapes, spheres, cubes and cylinders.
Anyway, I tried a couple of hands, the bottom one is my hand.
Day/Lesson 29 – The Human Eye of Inspiration. Drawing the eye. One eye. I drew a couple of more. I think I may try some more reptile type eyes. I started to play around with that idea then realized it was very late.
Tomorrow is the last day of drawing, well I’m not going to stop drawing but its the last day for this drawing adventure. I’ll have to think of another 30 day adventure to start on Monday so I can keep this attention going. Maybe something along the lines of music?
Day/Lesson 28 – The Human Face. I can’t draw. This lesson sucked. I almost didn’t post this crap. but I know there are folks following this progression so here it is.
Nothing like trying to draw a human face with eyes and stuff and realize you’re just a pretender. Ugh. Terrible. Just bad. I think I’ll stick with cartoon faces. Can’t draw an eye for shizzle. Makes me want to give up but I never intended to draw life-like faces and stuff. Ah well. If I want to get more life-like I guess practice practice practice.
Day 27/Lesson 27 – Lettering in Two-Point Perspective. Final lesson on perspective, this time doing some lettering. I can remember doing this freehand on my school books back in the day when we had cardboard book covers on our books.
If I did this good enough to read, you should be able to decipher my actual first name. After all, Paw Paw is what my grandson calls me, not my real name.
Getting down to the last 5 days now. Getting close to the end of the book. Tonight was doing more two-point perspective and drawing a castle. I embellished some with the flag and mountains and grass. Does it seem like I’m getting any better? There is one boo boo on this drawing, can you guess what it is?
Continuing with the one-point perspective, today’s Lesson 23 was A City in One-Point Perspective. Like the other lesson, I enjoyed this one as well. I added a sunset and clouds to enhance the sketch. I also turned the sketch pad sideways to get a wider view.
I’m Ozone Ferd. I like playing and listening to music, reading comic books and regular books, toy photography and playing Pokemon Go with my Grandson. I look forward to one day soon retiring and doing these things full time.