100 days of letters {1}

100 days of letters A-H // Blog-Action

if you follow me on instagram you've probably noticed both an increase in posting and that letters have taken over. my 100 days project is still going strong! i'm enjoying both the challenge and the ease of drawing a letter every day. its been a fun little exploration of things we write all the time. 

i'm also starting to think that i might want to create a font when this is all done, i've noticed that i seem to gravitate towards a certain style...

100 days of letters I-P // Blog-Action

for more letters follow along on instagram, and check out the #the100dayproject!

#100daysofletters

100 day project // Blog-Action

have you heard to the 100 day project? i stumbled across it on twitter the other day, and it looks like fun! the challenge is making or doing every day for a 100 days to keep the creative juices flowing and actually do something everyday. i am choosing to draw a letter everyday for the 100 days.

i came to the letter idea because i needed and wanted something small and manageable because in the next 100 days i have a few other projects going on plus some travel plans, and i just really like drawing letters.

100 days of letters // Blog-Action

i think one of the coolest parts of this project is that its being shared over social media so anyone can join and follow along. i'll be sharing my letter drawing adventure on instagram and definitely posting updates here my hashtag for the project is #100daysofletters. so if you want to get in on this (and why wouldn't you?) check out 100dayproject for more info. the project starts next week on april 6th, so who's with me?

Wacom 1: simple and organic

so last week got a little busy with work and the boy and i flew off to new york for a little mini vacation over the weekend, but i do have my first wacom drawing as promised.

i have a couple iterations because i really i am still getting the hang of this thing, plus i really haven't spent any time drawing (on the computer or other wise) in quite some time. so i was kind of trying to find/ get my grove back as it were.

I have a peacock feather that sits on my desk that i've always thought was just cool. that seemed like a good place to start, feather are a pretty easy shape and you can do some cool line work, obviously, the line work in the first one leaves something to be desired, but thats why you draw, and redraw. 

the lines are getting there but they are not quite how i'd like them on the second go round.

by the third try, things are still not coming out quite how i'd like, so i put in a little color to see if thats what it was missing. but still not feeling quite right. its time to try something new. 

when drawing, organic sketchy lines have always been my jam and it took me a couple of try's to remember that. those first three i was trying way too hard, but when i let go and let it come to me naturally thats what worked. i'm getting the hang of using pressure with the 'pen' on the pad and trying to make it work for me. its not perfect, but thats not what i'm aiming for, besides, perfect is so boring.