Last October, I began a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I only got to 21 completed paintings, but I painted every single day. Huge deal for me. I usually create in fits & starts and my creative practice is a very neglected thing.
This current challenge is #The100DayProject, where you pick an action to do every day for 100 days. The focus is on process andpractice, not product, and like I said about my creative practice before, I could use a bit of directed energy towards developing it.
The project began on April 6, 2015 and will continue until the 100 days are up mid-July.
My hashtag for the project on Instagram is #100DaysOfNotSoRealisticFaces, where I’m drawing or painting stylized portraits.
My goals are:
- to solidify my daily practice,
- hone my skills,
- loosen up,
- explore and develop my style.
Here are the latest 30 or so images from my daily practice:
100 Days of Not-So-Realistic Faces
Playing it loose today. Oil pastels. Got a thing for baldies... 😉
91/100 - apologies ahead of time for spamming the feed. I completed three faces so far today. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
75/100 - no iris... #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
61/100 - left off the guides. eyes got too close, nose too small :/ #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
84/100 #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
Colored pencil & graphite
79/10 #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
93/100 - third. sort of minimalist. this one took all of 5 minutes & I feel it's my favorite one I've done today... #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
one sketchbook down. one to go. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
69/100 Starry fella... #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
78/100 - graphite & inktense pencil. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
Graphite & watercolor
71/100 - took a break to make a tiny zine, but I'm back. used portfolio oil pastels.... #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
sticking with the odd theme...
83/100 and there's 17 left. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
62/100 - trying something a little different. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
Found a neat yarn bowl from SomethingLucky13 on Etsy and I just needed to draw something like it. My interpretation is Day 12/100
88/100 - and now for something completely different. #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
70/100 - blarg. ink drawing & slight shading with grey markers gone awry, tried to fix with white marker. looks a bit like Patrick Stewart #picard #makeitso #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
back at it... I'm gonna try to get every last one done by the time we head for vacation. 82/100 #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
sticking around in odd-ville... having fun with the strange expressions & beady eyes.
oil pastels, again. Loving it. still learning the medium.
86/100 colored pencil... 10 days 'till I leave for Greece, 14 more faces to go... #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
oil pastels. a little off of my normal thing. I really like the way this looks. may stick with pastels for a while. note: save black for last.
76/100 - cheapie watercolor paint is cheap. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
Got a little more realistic than originally intended... using a graphite stick.
64/100 - so... profiles. yup. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
87/100 - watercolor crayon. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
Watercolor. no pencil.
first time I've drawn since I arrived in Greece. time to catch up with my #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject 🙂
90/100 - still loving the color. #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
63/100 - color! 🙂 #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
Days 15/100 & 16/100
15: long day, all I could muster was a quick & very rough sketch. 16: pen. playing with scribbles as shading.
Graphite & Watercolor - forgot to upload late last night because a certain 3-year-old decided bedtime was 12:30am...
a googly-eyed face, Stabilo & watercolor
65/100 - did a time lapse of this, but it's too long to put on IG. may upload to FB #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
72/100 - #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
85/100 - quick sketch with a Copic marker #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
67/100 - back to a little odd-ness. #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
totally wonky 3/4 profile. I see so much wrong with it, overworked the paper... ugh. not my best but the process is the point. but hey! the ear looks more or less like an ear.
68/100 - finished the sketchbook, on to the next. #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
Inktense colored pencils & Stabilo marks-all water soluble pencil.
backing off the complexity a bit, one-ish line drawing.
89/100 - hm... #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
from yesterday. 77/100 #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
92/100 - second for today #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces #the100dayproject
back to the oil pastels.
66/100 not too happy with this, but here it is. #the100dayproject #100DaysofNotSoRealisticFaces
Days 10/100 & 11/100
graphite, pen, etc....