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Art Update: MerMay Drawing Challenge

Art & Illustration

Art Update: MerMay Drawing Challenge

Every year, I see MerMay drawings in my Instagram feed, and I always want to participate, but I always think of it too late. So this year, I made sure to be more mindful of it, and I had a ton of fun drawing mermaids.

I've been working on figure drawing lately, and I'm struggling in particular with shoulders and necks, so I thought this would be a good way to focus only on the part of the anatomy that I'm struggling with and leave the rest up to my imagination.

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Art Update: Gnome, Fan Art, and Who Knows What Else?

Art & Illustration

Art Update: Gnome, Fan Art, and Who Knows What Else?

This month's artwork feels a bit of a hodgepodge, but I think that's to be expected in a time of global crisis. The fact that I managed to complete anything at all I'm taking as a success.

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Daily Sketchbook Practice: Drawing Every Day for a Month

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Daily Sketchbook Practice: Drawing Every Day for a Month

Over the past few years, I've been working to improve my drawing skill and experiment to find a more consistent and comfortable style. However, I tend to get bogged down some days, weeks, and even months with the administrative side of running a creative business, and I don't always find the time to devote to my drawing practice.

So last month, I decided I should start drawing every day. At first, I tried to think of a good timeframe to draw every day, as a challenge to myself. Perhaps for a month, or a few months, or even a year? But they I realized that I want this to be an ongoing habit, so the goal now is just to draw every day for the rest of my life.

I don't know whether I'll achieve that goal, but I did make it a month without too much fuss, so I'm feeling pretty good.

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Coloring Page: Pine Tree Gnome

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Coloring Page: Pine Tree Gnome

I know we're all a bit stressed right now, and many of us are searching for something fun and relaxing to fill the time, so I want to make some new printables and downloads to share.

First up is this little lady I'm working on painting today. I'd love to have you color her along with me!

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Art Update: Mostly Cute Animals & Some Cranky Ladies

Art & Illustration

Art Update: Mostly Cute Animals & Some Cranky Ladies

This has been a stressful month for everyone, and I'm no exception. It's been rough being stuck at home during this quarantine, and the financial uncertainty so many of us are facing makes it difficult to focus on anything.

I've been trying to keep busy, and art is a great way to do that. It's been interesting to see how my mood shows up in these pieces and how they evolved over the month.

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