365 Days Of Drawing

Posted : admin On 1/26/2022

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

It’s Saturday night, and I’m painting a croissant from the book, Watercolor Success in Four Steps, by Marina Bakasova. I’ve drawn the croissant and I’m ready to paint. Two things I’ve noticed:

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Get lost in your creativity with 365 Days of Drawing, a thoughtful and inspiring art journal designed to help you carve out moments of self-expression. Lorna shows you that drawing does not have to be scary – it can be done with any materials, in any color, in any style and can be done anywhere. Everyone can draw. Whether you are creating simple expressive marks or a detailed sketch of a face, all drawing can provide a welcome break from our busy lives. 365 Days of Drawing is an inspiring daily journal that's designed to help nurture your creativity and develop a love of art. Featuring a range of activities that have been categorized into sections - Imagination, Tutorial, relaxation.

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  • Apparently, I have no idea how to spell croissant without actually looking at the word. This makes typing this blog post a bit tedious.
  • Drawing a croissant is about as tedious as spelling it—mainly because the shape makes no sense. It’s just this twisted, crescent-looking blob thing. Apparently I need things to make sense and have a pattern.

It only requires 3 colors, which, surprisingly, I actually have on hand: Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber. I’m going to get started and see how this goes.

365 Days Of Drawing

Drink of choice: water. I’ve got to water down my blood so it won’t notice all the saturated fat and cholesterol in the steak I consumed earlier…

Here it is:

Tonight ended up being about:

  • Fixing mistakes. A lot of mistakes.
  • Figuring out how to keep painting “on wet” when the first part of the croissant is dry before I finish the last part. I think this has to do with my very old, student-grade, wood-pulp paper I’m trying to finish up. (I found out that old water color paper can actually lose is sizing, so use up that paper.)
  • The right brush is key. Sometimes the Princeton Aqua is the best. Sometimes, I need a Neptune to paint over previous layers without letting the old ones. Learning how the different brushes work has been joyous… (I say that with a fair amount of sarcasm.)

Anyway, my buttery pastry is complete, and I might get to bed before 11. Have a great evening, folks!

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Get lost in your creativity with 365 Days of Drawing, a thoughtful and inspiring art journal designed to help you carve out moments of self-expression. Lorna shows you that drawing does not have to be scary – it can be done with any materials, in any color, in any style and can be done anywhere.
Each activity has been given a loose category: imagination, tutorial, relaxation, color theory, and observational, so that you can practice a broad range of drawing skills. Each 'theme' is designed to expand your creative skills and spark the artist within. With helpful prompts and pages that encourage you to try new materials to draw with, 365 Days of Drawing is guaranteed to stir your imagination and put a little creativity into every single day.

365 Day Drawing Challenge

  • Paperback: 352 pages

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