art post 05 – „100 days of drawing abby“

All through my childhood and teenage years, drawing was my way of expressing myself (until dance came along, which became just as important). And then I got into design school and lost pretty much all interest in it – drawing had become one more thing I „had to do“ and also one more thing that everyone else seemed to be so much better at than I was.
It took me many years and a new tool to finally rediscover the joy it used to bring me. I’d been experimenting a little with a Wacom tablet and some apps on my old iPad but it wasn’t until I got to work (and play!) on the iPad Pro at work that I finally felt a desire to improve my drawing skills again.
So I set myself a challenge – I promised myself to draw one portrait of Abby Griffin (a character from the tv show „The 100“) every day for 100 days. About a month ago, I finished portrait number 100.
This challenge taught me one hell of a lesson in consistency. I kept going on days with overnight flights, on days filled with grief and depression, and on all those days when all I just felt like giving up, because „… what’s the point anyway?“
And I actually did see a difference in my drawing style after 100 days.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the challenge as well as a collage of all 100 drawings at the bottom:
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mnc_100daysofdrawingabby_day100

mnc_100daysofdrawingabby_day98

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first day in the bottom left corner, last day in the top left corner – full view highly recommended!

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4 Comments

  1. nici

    Interessanter Post.
    Und schöne Bilder dabei :)
    Schön finde ich auch die ganzen Gesichtsausdrücke. Jede so verschieden.

    Gruß

  2. Wow das sind wirklich klasse Bilder! Und ich finde vor allem die Collage mit den vielen Varianten zauberhaft! Das sieht einfach toll aus! :)

    Ich wünsche dir einen wundervollen Tag <3
    Liebst, Sarah von Belle Mélange
    belle-melange.com

  3. Oh Gott das sind sooo schöne Bilder!

  4. Oh, was sind das für schöne und ausdrucksstarke Portraits!
    Dein Stil gefällt mir wirklich gut.
    Ich hoffe du findest bald öfter die Motivation zum zeichnen. Ich würde gern mehr von dir sehen!

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