Blogging or, as I like to think of it, journaling, is not something I have done much of historically but I’ve been craving a more genuine way to share what I am working on as an alternative to social media, which has its limitations.
I’ve started an online design course, and have made a commitment to draw for at least 30 minutes every day. I suppose this commitment is some form of me rebelling against the ever-looming feeling I have that the world is spinning out of control, and I must find my power where I can. Between these two new facets of my life, I feel that a blog will be a natural way to share the fruits of that labour and hold me accountable.
The rules of this new drawing commitment are as follows:
Draw for 30 minutes or more every day.
It doesn’t have to be “good”.
This if for me.
Keeping those in mind, I hope you’ll enjoy following along :)
For my first design project, we are asked to draw one household object a minimum of ten different times, each time using a different style, perspective, inspiration or tool. The six plants you see above are my favorite of the ten that I submitted.
I drew a small houseplant, using my Apple Pencil and Adobe Sketch.
I really enjoyed this project because it made me get back to the basics, something that I can really benefit from. Drawing one object many times forced me to get creative in its representation and loosen up, because I know there are many more drawings to be made of this plant - who cares if I mess this one up! What a luxury.