It’s the last day of my Drawing-a-Day Challenge! I said I would draw something (and post it) every day for 30 days. The theory was that it would kick-start my discipline (which needed a good kick!), get me inspired to try some new things, and give me something to blog about every day. It has certainly done all that, and has also fuelled my creativity to an extent I couldn’t have imagined.
Many of my posts have been in addition to the graphic novel I have been working on most days, so in reality, I’ve been drawing quite a bit more than the drawings I’ve been posting as my challenge offerings. The pages I’ve been drawing for the novel are not really something I want to show just yet (my pencil roughs are… rough), so I’ve taken a little extra time to do additional drawings. Because this has cut into my working time, I think that I won’t extend the challenge for now, though I may take it up again, between deadlines. Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on in my experiment!
I’ll be continuing to post every day, but not producing new post-able stuff every single day (though I will continue the muse comics and character drawing series). I’ll be delving into my archives, talking about techniques, art materials, and life as an artist. I may even as some of my artist friends to do a guest post, so stay tuned! For now, here is my Drawing-a-Day number 30:
This is a restored 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud that I found on the internet. I’ve always admired these things, and will likely never own one, but they are so beautifully crafted that they make me go “ahhhh” whenever I see one. And they are shiny. So, so shiny. I drew this one to learn how they are put together well enough that I can draw one for the graphic novel, as one of the characters lives in one. The pencil drawing came out so nicely that I decided to post it as my last drawing-a-day. I’m feeling a little smug because I don’t usually draw machinery of any kind!
Here is the link where I found this beauty. Lots and lots of pictures — if you like Airstreams, this will get you daydreaming!