Drawing a Day Challenge: Day #4

When I started planning this challenge, I don’t think I thought it through very well. I should have set it up that every weekday has a drawing, and then either one drawing per weekend or take the weekends off.

But no, I said every day for 25 days straight.

Even if it’s our craziest weekend ever that also falls on daylight savings time, leaving me with one hour of sleep less than normal, I still have to do a drawing each day.

Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking.

Saturday was a very long day. My oldest son had his Odyssey of the Mind Regionals competition all day, which meant getting to school by 7am and being there until after 4pm. Thankfully it was at our school, so while Kid 2 was with his team, we took over my husband’s classroom and I was able to draw between watching competitions, helping in the cafeteria, and the awards ceremony. Once we got home, it was prep for some of Sunday’s festivities, meaning even less time later to draw.


Even with the crazy schedule, I was still able to get the drawing done!

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Title: Maple Tree

Medium: Graphite on acid free paper

Size: 5×7

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This piece was nominated by my husband. When I was collecting ideas for the challenge, he suggested a tree. I was thinking about doing a willow tree, but then he got specific and asked for a maple.

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And in case you were wondering, trees are almost as bad as flowers. Leaves here, branches there, gaps everywhere. Usually when they’re in the background, I can fudge it a little because they’re not the focus. However, when they’re the only thing in the picture, I can’t fall back on that!

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The original is available for purchase in my Etsy store here, and it’ll be available as a print soon.

You can find the other drawings in this challenge here.


Do you have a favorite kind of tree?

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