Week three of drawing every day

Huzzah! I present to you the results of my third week of drawing every day. I’ve gotten to the chapter on hands in the book I’m drawing from, but now that I see an overview of all the faces I’ve done I feel like a 3/4 face is missing, so maybe I’ll do one of those this week in between hands and feet and the like. I am pretty experienced at drawing faces, but I really enjoyed trying out different ways of drawing facial features than I normally do. I don’t want to always draw a face the same way, so it was a good exercise. Now to keep practicing hands. They’re difficult to get right, often I feel that in drawing hands a line or two is just off. So I’m practicing them large in the hopes that I can incorporate them well in full figure drawing when I do them again.

Day fifteen to twentyone:

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Today's #draweveryday sketch looking up. #dayfifteen

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Trying a summer hat sketch. #draweveryday #daynineteen

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Also in the photo for day twenty is one of the fingerless gloves I was knitting. I’ve since finished the pair. They’re a bit large, but I learned quite a lot while making them so the next time I try my hand at some gloves like this I can adjust the pattern myself.

First week.
Second week.

A collection of things I see

View from a train

I always carry some sort of camera around so that when I see something that interest me I can try and capture it. I don’t always take out the camera, and when I do I’m not always succesful. The photos that are join my collection of things I see.



Sun and lines

Light and dark

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Fourteen days of drawing every day

Succes! My second week of drawing every day is complete without missing a day. While I am not always entirely happy with the results, since most are quick sketches of trying new things, I am happy that I kept up with posting them to instagram. Here’s day eight to fourteen of my #draweveryday sketches:

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Actual outerwear for #dayten of my #draweveryday sketch.

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Right now I’m trying to just keep doing it and move through the book on fashion illustration. I know they are not very fancy drawings and are basicly the minimum I could do each day. But I’m doing them. Getting more of a rhythm drawing more often is a good thing, even if I tend to make these at the last possible minute right before I turn in at night. I should probably work on starting them earlier in the day/evening, just so that when I am done with the month and don’t have to do them I am still used to drawing at a more manageable moment in the day. But the main thing is to keep doing them and make it a full month. 🙂

The drawings of the first week are in this post.

A week of drawing every day

I have succesfully completed the first week of my draw every day for a month goal. I’d started this goal before but was missing too many days so I decided to start counting anew. And on the second day I though that posting my sketches to my instagram (and twitter and tumblr) would be a good stimulation to keep up with it.

So here is a collection of my first #draweveryday week, days two to seven! I didn’t post the first day, because I hadn’t decided to start posting them yet, and I didn’t really like that sketch anyway.

Except for day four all of these are based on examples in the book on fashion illustration I got a while back. My goal is to get good at all sorts of different poses so I can draw believable women bodies. I plan to keep going through the different chapters of the book so I will get better at drawing clothing as well.

Here is the goodreads for the Dutch edition that I got, and here is the English one (they haven’t been combined yet, which is someting only a Goodread Librarian can do.)

I still have trouble with hands and feet especially but I know there is a chapter on those coming up later in the book, so if it doesn’t take me too long to get there you’ll be seeing drawings of hands and feet as a part of my #draweveryday overview posts (which I plan to do for each week). I also feel like the legs I draw are too long, but this is sort of the case with the examples in the book too and I guess a consequense of stylized fashion ideals. Or maybe legs really are that long and I just don’t pay enough attention to them in real life. I also want to start trying some more ‘plus sized’ models, considering I want to be able to draw a more believable me.

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