I enjoyed Von Glitschka's 5 day drawing challenge so much that I decided to take his 21 day drawing challenge, too.
It didn't seem like a big thing at first - after all it was only about fifteen minutes a day over the Christmas period. But I learned loads in that time. It really did show the power of doing something every day.
I posted my drawings on Instagram, I'll add a few in this post:
21 Day Draw : day 7 - draw something you're passionate about. I was given a new book on drawing for Christmas by my kids so I really wanted to try one of the exercises in that. The lettering in the banner is because (like most people, I think) I've had enough of 2016 and I'm ready to move on now. Bring on 2017! #draw21days #rose #newyear #newyear2017 #howtodrawcoolstuff
Some drawings went well and I was pleased with the result, others I found really tough and I had to tackle them a few times to get a half-decent result. Others I totally misunderstood but even then I learned a lot about how I made assumptions about what was being asked!
One of the best things to come from this drawing challenge was that my children were so curious about it that they joined in. So not only did they learn a thing or two about drawing, the three of us had some pleasant drawing sessions together over the Christmas holidays.
Back last Autumn I decided to improve my drawing because it's a basic skill that wiould give me lots of options in any art or craft I chose to do in future. But it's taught me so much more than I ever expected. Watch this space, things could get interesting!