Drawing a Day Challenge: Day #8

Hello from snowy Western New York!

This morning was spent shoveling our driveway and then cleaning out the kid’s play room as we had another snow day. I had been stepping on toys or even tripping almost every time I’d try to get to my office, so it was perfect time to get that taken care of. Once we finished with our jobs, I was able to start working on today’s drawing…

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Title: Old Barn at Twilight

Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper

Size: 5×7

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Every day on the drive to and from school I pass an old, falling down barn. I always want to stop and take a picture of it, but as it’s on a busy stretch, I’m afraid I’d get run over by a tractor trailer. The broken boards and dilapidated structure are hauntingly beautiful to me, and I just knew I had to do an old barn as one of the drawings for the challenge.

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I had a lot of fun doing this drawing; my youngest decided he wanted to participate in the challenge as well, so he sat with me and also worked on a barn drawing. I got to show him how to make grass, do some shading, and how to blend the sky. I don’t know where his drawing ended up, or else I’d show it to you!

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This drawing seemed to go easier than others, too. I’m not sure if it was just the subject was a little easier, or if I’m just getting the hang of drawing again because I’m doing it on a regular basis. It was the quickest drawing of the challenge so far at about 1 1/2 hours! I’m thinking I’d love to do a bigger drawing of a barn at some point, there was just something so peaceful about doing this one that a bigger, more detailed drawing might be something for me to do in the not to distant future.

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The original is available in my Etsy store here, and I’m definitely going to be turning it into prints as well. Maybe note cards, too, who knows?

You can find the other drawings in the challenge here.


Which drawing is your favorite so far? Hard to believe I’m a third of the way into the challenge already!

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