I’m a wee bit more than half way through the 100 Day Project now. Today will be day 55 and I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a groove with my 100 Days of 10 Minute Doodles. It was fun to go back and look at them all in a group when I hit the 50 mark and got it got me thinking about what I might want to do with them when the project is done. A few people have suggested creating a poster of all of them. I’d also thought of having a set of magnets made or a set of Artifact Uprising prints that I could frame. But I think I’ll do something with them for sure.
The best parts of doing the project have been carving out 10 minutes a day to create something just for me and, getting to know so many other talented artists via Instagram who are also participating. There have been some really incredible 100 day projects (just browse the hashtag next time you’re on IG: #the100dayproject) and it’s very inspiring to see what they’re doing.
I still have a few cringe-y moments with a few of the doodles that I put up but the response to them has been so awesome that I’m starting to get comfortable posting every day, not matter how I personally feel about the end product!
By The Seaside
After I finished the big “Spring” drawing I started toying with the idea of doing something summery and I got totally stumped. I didn’t want to do flowers again – even though flowers are what I really love to draw. So I thought I’d just try putting random summer type things on a page in my sketchbook and see what it turned into.
I wasn’t very happy with it. It felt forced. But, it did give me some ideas of how I could create some other things with just one or two elements from the finished product. And it did turn out kind of cute and fun. It’s a cheerful thing to have in my sketchbook, which is what I like my sketchbook to be: bright and cheerful.
Spring is Finished
Speaking of the “Spring” drawing, which you can still download and colour if you wish, I finished colouring it in before I went to Montreal. It makes me ridiculously happy to look at. I don’t know why. I think I just like the colours. It’s posted on the wall over my analog desk so I can look at it whenever I need something cheerful.
A New Mandala
After doing all these 10 minute doodles and some of the smaller sketchbook items, I felt like doing something bigger that I could sink my teeth into so I’ve started working on a new 9×12 image. It’s a new mandala. It’s going to be a present for a friend. I’m intertwining their initials into the design in different spots.
Here’s the progress so far along with a peak at what I’m thinking about for the colour palette:
So that’s a quick catch up of what I’ve been working on. What’s been going on in your creative world the last few weeks? Drop me a note in the comments and if your work is on-line, leave me a link where I can go check it out!