daily drawings in February

My mail order art supply place put out a challenge this month #OpusDailyPractice. February was a pretty dreary month, lots of endless snow and gray dark skies and this was just the thing to cheer me up. I set myself a few limitations: no painting or photography (art practices I already spend many hours a day doing), just drawing, and that needed to be from life or from imagination, not from photos.

So, it was FUN! I experimented with many different media and surfaces, connected to what other artists were doing and I rekindled my old love for drawing.

Here is my month of daily drawings:

feb 1 sm feb 2 sm feb 3 sm 2 feb 4 sm feb 5 sm feb 6sm feb 7sm feb 8sm feb 9sm2 feb 10sm feb 11sm feb 12sm feb 13 feb 15 sm 3 feb 15 sm 1 feb 15 sm 2 feb 16sm feb 17sm feb 18sm feb 19sm feb 20sm feb 21 2 sm feb 21 sm feb 22 sm feb 23 sm feb 24 2sm feb 24 sm feb 25 sm feb 26sm feb 27sm feb 28sm

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11 responses to “daily drawings in February

  1. Last year I made myself draw an item from my home every day from January to July. It was a great experience and helped me make art part of every day. I hope it was a great experience for you too.

    • Thanks for your visit and comment Deb. It has been a good experience, I think I’ll keep going. I paint almost each day, but it’s been great to add a bit of drawing.

  2. Love these! Are you framing them?
    I specially like those on brown paper, and the abstract ones, and the trees, and the birds, …

    • Thanks so much Ana for your kind comment, I like the brown paper too. They are all taped into a sketchbook at the moment.

  3. Wonderful! Drawing is such a compelling medium unto itself. Love that eye, hand, brain connection as evidenced by creating a mark on a surface.

  4. Cool shorebirds and pussy willows! And thank you so much for your very positive presence on my blog–you often make my day a better one 🙂

    • Thanks so much Jill for your kind comment. Your blog often improves my day too! I think we share a love of the tangle of nature.

  5. Wonderful! I love how you can see some drawings leading into others. Love the diversity of styles and exploration. I’m in the process of doing a 30 day painting challenge as fast as I can…lol and I find after awhile that you start to move out of your comfort zone and start really letting go. Like Julie Cameron’s Morning Pages – you write pap for the first page and then your brain lets its guard down and you just have some fun. 🙂

    • Hi Grant, thanks so much for your kind comment, I never realized how the drawings lead from one to another. I’m hooked now, keeping going for another month anyway. I tried those morning pages a long time ago and I just turned out pages of “I hate writing” so I did daily drawing pages instead, much better for me. When I started painting every day I sort of left drawing behind. So happy to rediscover it.
      PS I love your daily paintings!

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