Each Wednesday check this blog for a strategy, process, or reflection for illustration with the iPad app ProCreate. This Wednesday Wrap Up, I share the challenge I’ve been participating in while I consider my goals for 2023.
Sarah Watts [ @wattsalot ] started a Sketchbook Squad challenge — to draw daily every day— choosing to do so in one’s own way, regarding style, medium, and time. Listen to her IG about it: Daily Draw Challenge. She works in analogy, but encourages digital as well. Prompts are by a weekly newsletter, which you can sign up for here.
As you can see, I’ve completed the first twelve, with some taking thirty minutes and others hours. I just choose style that fits both the image and my abilities. There’s a variety there, as you can see. The fox– well, I tried. When the prompt is difficult, I try to break it into shapes and illustrate in more stylized / abstract styles.
I’m especially proud of the anemone, which took many hours, but is something I can do. I explained my process in the blog post: Anemone. My other posts for this can be found here.
If you want to join in, subscribe to her #sketchbooksquad weekly prompts. It’s a way to break a block or to warm up.
And please– share with #warmup4art so we can all enjoy your work too! I look forward to your sharing and tag me at @42Sheri.