It’s FINALLY that time! Boathouse is in layout, and the Drawing a Day Challenge has officially begun! Woo hoo!
Day 1 was pretty challenging. Once I taped up my paper and got a pencil in hand, I realized something: I didn’t remember how to draw!
While that may be a slight exaggeration, it’s not too far off. I haven’t drawn in months. Yes, I’ve done Boathouse illustrations, but that’s a different kind of drawing. I needed the super detailed, realistic kind of drawing to happen. And my brain and hand did not want to communicate very well.
Once I started to get the hang of it (about an hour into the drawing), our power went out! Western New York had a crazy wind storm (think hurricane winds), and we were without power for about 9 hours.
However, I was able to complete my drawing within the day’s time limit, and here he is!
Isn’t he so cute?
Medium: Graphite and ink on acid free paper
He really was a lot of fun to draw, even with all the challenges of the day.
I was really surprised at how hard it was to get into drawing. I’ve been looking forward to this challenge for a few months now, and I honestly was ready to cancel it a couple times. I’m glad I pushed through!
The original is for sale in my Etsy shop (you can find him here), and although he comes unframed, I just had to see how he looked framed. I think it suits him 😉
He will be available in print form later, and I’m thinking he’ll be a note card as well, too!
Should he become a note card? What else do you think I should draw for the challenge? Let me know below!