I recently finished Von Glitschka‘s 21-day Drawing Challenge. It stretched me so much, and I learned so much about myself as an illustrator and creative thinker. I’m really encouraged by the outcome.
Day 1 Challenge: Draw a Cat I kind of forgot the whiskers.
Day 2 Challenge: 4 different continuous line drawings. The smiling face is my fave.
Day 3 Challenge: Draw what you see. My brain wasn’t working as great as I wanted it to for this one.
Day 4 Challenge: Draw non-dominant hand in five various styles. The continuous line style was my favorite.
Day 5 Challenge: Progressive/refinement drawing. I chose Bigfoot as my subject. This was fun.
Day 6 Challenge: Cubistic snake in a tree. I really enjoyed this style.
Day 7 Challenge: Draw what you like. I like illustration and robins. This was done the day after Robin Williams died.
Day 8 Challenge: Shading from different light sources. This was a really good challenge.
Day 9 Challenge: Man-made (technical) drawing. My subject: plane and headphones.
Day 10 Challenge: Super Doodle. My 4-yr old son was playing Willie Nelson Xmas music when I started this. Go figure.
Day 10 detail.
Day 11 Challenge: Original Monster – “Bear Stag” (done in a cabin during fishing trip). I really didn’t know what I was getting into by drawing the monster in a landscape. This took a pretty long time, but worth it!
Day 11 Bear Stag detail.
Day 12 Challenge: Visual Communication of Anguish, Curiosity, Hope and Mystery (literal or metaphorical). Another one done in a cabin during my fishing trip. I may have broken the rules on this one. You weren’t supposed to use faces, but I took it as not using faces to express the emotion of any of the words.
Day 13 Challenge: Visual Narrative – Let the audience interpret the story/message (one panel/no word bubbles). We might be seeing more of this guy in the future.
Day 13 detail.
Day 14 Challenge: Reality is boring, so distort! Had to recreate a photograph and make more dynamic (upper left sketch). Too much creative license?
Day 15 Challenge: Draw dinosaurs inside a box, fill up the space as much as possible. I really enjoyed this.
Day 16 Challenge: Drawsign an owl. Did it quick, but it worked!
Day 17 Challenge: Realistic eye, graphic eye I drew my wife’s left eye. She said I need to take this drawing with me wherever I go so she can keep an eye on me.
Day 18 Challenge: Cardboard Doodle. This is a Von Glitschka thing I’ve always wanted to do!
Day 18 detail.
Day 19 Challenge: Fill a page with faces. That’s Red Dog and Sandy in the orange.
Day 19 detail.
Day 20 Challenge: Live Drawing. Why oh why did I choose the mall?!
Griffin at the mall for my live drawing (day 20).
Day 21 Challenge: Self Portrait. I made myself a bit older. I look so much like my dad!