30 things to do before I’m 30

I turned 29 in the beginning of July, and now I am approaching the big 30. I don’t want to be the kind of person who will be bothered by no longer being a 20-something, as if 30 is somehow waaaaay older. But I find that I do care. So when I saw that Kathleen is working on a 30 before 30 goals list, it made me feel like that is an excellent way to mark the occasion in a positive way. There are a lot of things I want to do! And some things I need to do. And also some that will be fun and easy. All in all, putting a list together like this and pushing myself seems like a good way to give myself some focus and hopefully, a sense of accomplishment.

So here is my 30 before 30 list!
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Goal completed: draw every day for a month

Every day from may 6 to june 5 I made a sketch. I am very happy that I’ve kept up with the challenge and that I didn’t skip even just one day. It felt very weird these last days after I finished to just go to bed at night without having to take the time to draw. I’ve gotten used to it!
I’m glad that I’m done though.

Here are the last three, day twentynine to thirtyone:

I’m still considering whether I should make a new challenge (like three drawings a week) or don’t set any goals at all and just see how often I get the itch to draw. I worked on something today that I’m happy about so that is a good thing. I won’t share what it is here yet, it’s for a rather specific purpose. Maybe I can post it later. 🙂

First week.
Second week.
Third week.
Fourth week.

Drawing everyday for four weeks straight

I am nearly done with my month of drawing every day. And honestly, I’m getting a little sick of it. I’ll be happy once I don’t have to force myself to do a sketch at the end of my day when I’m just really tired and all I want to do is sleep. I’ve never managed to do the #draweveryday sketches somewhere during they day. 🙂 I only have four more days and then I’ve done it for an entire month.

I do want to keep up with doing drawing or painting more regularly then I did before, it’s why I started this goal in the first place. I just don’t know how I’ll be doing that yet. I kinda want to go to a drawing/painting something at least three times a week plan, but I haven’t come up with a way yet that would help me keep to it.

Anyway, here’s days twentytwo to twentyeight:

First week.
Second week.
Third week.

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.

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