A medley of yellow plums in: [day 1] collage with pen and ink; [days 2-7] pencil; and [days 8-10] my own recipe of ‘ink’ topped with pencil and conté pastel. The beginning of a new daily drawing habit. Long may it…
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Art Prof’s new website The beginning of a new month welcomes the next Art Prof Art Dare, and it’s an unusual but interesting one.
Sadly, I never even made an attempt to doodle my thoughts for last month’s Art Dare, so I’m totting up unfinished challenges as fast as I’m completing them. I had a couple of ideas for the March Dare, but with so many other demands, I didn’t factor in any creative time. Oops!
So, this month, we’re being challenged to draw at least two self-portraits using only line, to represent the contrasting sides of our personalities. I like the theme of this challenge, for its hint of conceptual art and focus on line rather than form. Fortunately there are also a couple of examples on the Art Prof’s new website for inspiration. I have amassed numerous sketchbooks over the years, so would like to attempt a few drawings just to try out the different papers. Well, I did resolve to become prolifically creative. Now, where did I put the calendar?
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My pen wasn’t firing particularly rapidly as I drew these doodles (having done my ‘thinking’ in pencil first). However, I’ve entered this month’s Art Prof Art Dare (pat on the back), and have a few more charts to complete before the deadline.
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Another month, another Art Prof Art Dare.
This month’s challenge is going to be quite different to the previous four (of which I have, as yet, only completed two: a self-portrait, and a still-life).
To enter February’s Rapid Fire Drawing Dare, draw a 2D response to all nine words on at least one of the ten charts available on the Art Prof website. Here’s a few I did earlier…
These doodles were from Day 28 of Adam Sicinski’s fantastic (and free) IQ Doodle 40-day doodle course.
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Several things I’ll be doing in 2017:
Although I won’t be writing my New Year Resolutions until March, I have hopes of a simpler yet more creatively focused 2017.
For me, 2016 was a bit of a learning curve, not least because I launched Filbert & Smudge, and committed to several creative challenges, some being more successful than others. I discovered charcoal, watercolour, and watersoluble graphite, and attempted a little character design and urban sketching. I still have three months to work on this year’s challenges, but writing my weekly posts has given me a new optimism. And it’s time to take this prolific creativity thing more seriously, hence the blog redesign.
A new year brings new promises and possibilities, and with less clutter to challenge my attention I’ll be trying out some of those pencils I mentioned.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.
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