Strathmore just introduced a 6" square pad of bristol paper. I thought I might try to draw something every day for a spell. Zaida cleaned out her toy box recently and she was going to sell most of her small plastic figurines at a yard sale (she is trying to generate enough money to pay for her half of a Wii). I spray painted a couple the of animals satin black.
While I was drawing, Zaida worked on her house that she is making our of tongue depressors and hot glue. Note the summer jammys still on at noon!
While I was drawing I had to keep reminding myself of a long list of instructions. The major points included: 1) Look at the big picture first, or draw the dog before the fleas, 2) Look at the negative shapes in order to orchestrate the edges and, 3) Don't give up.
It was a wonderful bit of exercise I suppose, but ultimately un-enjoyable. The next drawing however, had me enchanted from the first spontaneous mark.