100 Days in my Sketchbook

100 Days in my Sketchbook - student project

For my first 100 Day Project, I decided to keep in simple. I committed myself to work in my sketchbook on each of the 100 days. If I draw only a line and then don't feel like proceeding, that's OK. I still will check the box in my 100 Day Project - Tracker.

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 1 - student project

I started small on my first day, with three tiny illustrations of trees. A theme that kept my busy for two more days.

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 2 - student project

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 3 - student project

Day #7 was already challenging, but also most surprising. I had no idea what to draw and felt not inspired at all. Not expecting a lot this day, I started with a dull square in the upper corner of my sketchbook page. Feeling that drawing these squares without thinking was kind of calming and almost meditative, I just continued while listening to an audio book. The result was really surprising: What started with an uninspired "OK, I don't feel like drawing, but it's this 100 Day Thing, so I have to..." ended in a wonderful drawing experience and a really vibrant pattern that I actually like a lot.

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 4 - student project

It's now day #11 and I am super curious about the days to come. Just ordered more sketchbooks to be prepared!

 

UPDATE: I am today at day 27 and it is so much fun! My art is already improving thanks to the regular practice and I feel much more motivated and confident to start sketching every day.

As you can see in the following picture, my little daughter (1.5y) is also contributing to my sketches (see red lines on the right page).

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 5 - student project

I am experimenting a lot with color studies, different drawing techniques and journal-like entries (text blurred).

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Consequently, I just arrived at the end of my current sketchbook.

The end of a sketchbook - but definitely not the end of my 100-Day-Project.

And also definitely not my last 100-Day-Project.

100 Days in my Sketchbook - image 8 - student project