Daily Drawings 2018
I'm getting in the habit of doing a monthly daily-drawing challenge in one form or another. Most of them are recorded on my Instagram page, where you can see the latest challenge. I like to mix things up from one month to the next.
November was very much in my comfort zone with watercolours and reference heavy. For December I decided to push my linocut skills and explore something I kept meaning to practice more: Patterns and Knotwork.
After the pleasure of Inktober and the DrawingADay challenge, I needed some colour.
A pleasure to return to watercolours, painting Moustaches for the month known for Movember: the facial hair movement raising money for mens health worldwide!
I like making a little book for these daily challenges if I can. Nice to decorate the front as well.
Day 1 of the Movember challenge. Enjoying getting back into colour!
Some moustaches and beards have amazing textures.
Watercolours are amazing for showing shape with light.
Fancied doing some fantasy colouring. This one looks a bit like blond hulk with a pretty moustache. That's not a problem.
One of the type of moustaches I was quite excited to paint: mutton chops!
Of course you've got to have your twirly moustache.
Moustaches can add a lot of personality to a simple gesture.
A lot of people saw this one and thought Freddie Mercury. Feel the song.
Blond moustaches have an ethereal quality to them.
This is a serious business moustache. No kidding around here.
Was fascinated by the idea of how a moustache would visually interact with facial tattoos for this one.
All the best moustaches start small, don't they.
A confident thin moustache. Lovely!
These are the best whiskers around.
Proper grandpa moustache!
There's a richness to a ginger moustache.
Go big with your twirls. Rejoice!
The good old detective moustache.
Do you comb your moustache? Must feel nice.
Bold new world.
Proper Viking moustache. Love this one.
Bold white moustaches have impact too.
You're allowed to have a confused moustache.
Let it frame your confidence!
Full on textured marks for this one.
Some old school cowboy moustache.
Not just blond moustaches that can be blink and you miss it.
Volume is interesting with your more mature moustache.
Just let it hang.
A little spikiness in the world.
I like the combined visual of all these moustaches as a pattern.
The infamous Inktober challenge, started by Jake Porter on Twitter, has given creative souls around the world opportunity to practice their ink skills. Having recently found a large feather, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try out working with a feather quill following the official Inktober Prompts for the year.
Fancied a trip into fairytale land. Usually the mushrooms there are houses, not bullies.
Nothing more tranquil than chilling by a waterfall.
Hot coals by the fire! Hard at work, they are!
I won't lie, I loved that bit in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
Clever Mr Fox, you got your tea sorted.
This tasty mushroom is mine! You shan't have it!
Don't worry Mister Squirrel. You're due your hibernation nap soon.
Don't be blinded by the brightest stars out there.
Lost and forgotten treasure. Nonetheless precious.
Every fish knows that you go with the flow.
Mrs Skunk you know full well how sensitive that dog's nose is.
Nah Seagull, I still can't picture this whale of which you speak.
Nothing to see here, move along...
Time flies under the yellow and green.
Being weak doesn't mean you can't achieve impressive feats.
The wild cat prowls, all angles and scowls. The trees know to bend for it.
Not every wise owl will have a solution to offer, sorry Tree.
They said travel was a lot safer these days.
It was a first, seeing Firgus without his coat of evergreen, for sure.
I want to break free... You and Me.
The fairy people were quite clever when it came to harvesting the tree sap.
That tasty treat could come at an expensive price.
Happy as Larry playing in the mud, the dog was.
They could chop down the largest trunk.
The rat was twice as prickly as the hedgehog.
It was a long stretch to cover. The cat would need to warm up first.
The thundering hooves rattled across the clearing.
The forest glittered with its many gifts.
Like two peas in a pod, double trouble they spelled.
The lightning bug had nothing on this guy.
The harvest was so generous, they couldn't not share.
DrawingaDay challenge, organised by the House of Illustration for the John Vernon Lord exhibition.
Decided to go for a daily dairy approach. Click on the images for little comments.
This is available as a design on various items in my Red Bubble store! Check it out.
Perfect excuse to make a tiny sketchbook. Heart!
Cramps can be awful things.
Anyone see the moon last night? It looked like a huge yellow flare!
Such a good breakfast!
Took a different route to visit our friend yesterday. Nicely scenic!
Some days it's easier to head to the gym than others.
Plan for this morning. Tappity tap.
Quality dog-spotting country. A+
I made homemade quiche last night.
Bus commute to work won't stop me when I've got the study bug.
Lazy Sundays are an epic treat. :)
I'm told these guys are called Turnstone birds. Nice to see on our Sunday walk!
So many pretty books!
Celebrating 1 year of husband at Best Job.
Good thing about getting up early: sunrises!
Been watching Luke Cage. Love the Netflix Marvel series. So intense,
Yesterday got damp.
The pub we go to on my Saturday work break has nice flower shaped lamp shades.
Properly saw the penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo for the first time.
Spotted this blackbird slipping on the top of a street lamp.
Imagine being so nosy this is how your child chooses to immortalise you. XD
Yesterday it sounded like there were sails flapping above the building, it was so windy.
Good to catch up with our mate at the pizza bar!
My yearly autumnal sneak-treat. Sh!
There's something surprisingly predictable about workplace assessments in a corporate retail services environment.
At friend's house helping her with her giant patchwork yesterday. It's looking great!
I love getting messy with paint. Sleeves up!
Did projections in class yesterday. Reminded me of the old school slide shows my dad used to do.
Yesterday the wind was unseasonably warm.
Some days are just quiet.
Been playing words with friends with my sister. My french is rusty. ;-;
Yesterday the wind was unseasonably warm.
Walked(climbed) up Arthur's seat for the first time and saw a rainbow. Yay!