A ten minute sketch to try and get back into the swing of things since I haven’t drawn anything in a while. I picked the nearest thing to me which was my bedside table and decided to have a go at drawing what was on that.
Behold one of the greatest joys of my life, shoes. This was a rough sketch of one of my boots that I tend to wear most days. I was really struggling to draw anything tonight and in the end I kicked off a shoe, deposited on my desk and decided ‘Right. I’m not very good at shoes, I’m going to do something about that.’ That is what I want 2016 to be about for me. Finding my weaknesses and doing something to strengthen myself. I love drawing but I let myself get bogged down in what I can and can’t draw. Therefore, my for this year is to try and push myself in some way each day. A few of you have commented that you really like the idea of this challenge and if you want to join in, even if it’s just for a week or so, feel free add links to your own daily doodles in the comments below. I’d love to pop over and see what you’ve created.
Today’s doodle! I’ve focused in on the shading today and the one of the left has been ‘auto-corrected’ on Microsoft Office to bring out the shading from the scan.
Alongside my writing I decided to have a go at the doodle-a-day challenge to try and improve my drawing skills a little more. Nothing special, just a few random bits and bobs for today. A salt shaker, a glass, an eye, what’s supposed to be my thumb and the design from my engagement ring.