Drawing a Day Challenge 2018: Day #17

I am having a serious issue with the challenge this year.

Okay, so maybe serious is a little too strong of a word to use, but I’m having a problem and I blame all of you: my list of things to draw keeps getting longer and longer as I keep adding amazing suggestions from you guys, but there is no way I can do them all in the time frame I have set aside for the challenge.

Now I could always add another week (or probably two or three if I were to do everything on my list) and get everything done, but I really can’t do that as I have a book that is just begging to be illustrated. Maybe I’ll do a challenge in the fall, but that’s my busy season with festivals so that doesn’t really work either. I might just have to save the rest of the list for next year or just randomly work on the drawings during the year here and there as my schedule allows. Whatever option I end up doing, you guys have really outdone yourselves with fantastic suggestions this year and it’s making it hard for me to choose what to do every day and wish that I could keep up this crazy challenge indefinitely! Kudos to you all!

But back to today’s drawing…

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Drawing A Day Challenge: Day #1

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!

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