14 day mindset challenge

Day 1

I actually found that 6 minutes was more than enough time to draw this item so I could have spent a bit more time on positioning parts of it.

I don't know why I found the lid so satisfying to draw, possibly because there was more to it when you actually take the time to look.

14 day mindset challenge - image 1 - student project

Day 2

I think I may have been a bit ambitious with this one on day 2. It was actually more complex than I initially thought

14 day mindset challenge - image 2 - student project

Day 3

I went back to a simpler item today. Originally I was going to draw this in pencil but decided to do it in Biro instead because pencil is what I go for when I am worried about messing up the perspective. I feel that while the proportions aren't quite there on this drawing, it is better than on day 1

14 day mindset challenge - image 3 - student project

Day 4

I wanted to focus on the proportions of this drawing. I wasn't very confident drawing this one due to the odd shape but while the perspective is still not right, I was actually happy with the results.

14 day mindset challenge - image 4 - student project

Day 5

This one was trickier than I thought it would be because of the odd lid. I also picked the hardest angle first which knocked my confidence hence the low ratings! I will try to pick easier angles first on the next sketches.

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I wanted to challenge myself by drawing in pencil without being all feathery. I feel my perspective got better with each drawing, however my lines got more uncertain.

14 day mindset challenge - image 6 - student project

Day 7

How could I not enjoy drawing this! My first drawing was actually my favorite and my second to last my least favorite. I think I started to worry more about getting it right the more I drew it.

14 day mindset challenge - image 7 - student project

Day 8

I found this one frustrating because the thickness of the pencil made my drawing feel clumsy. However I managed to avoid 'feathery' lines

14 day mindset challenge - image 8 - student project

Day 9

Glad to be back to a finer nib! I am pleased with the lines appearing more confident

14 day mindset challenge - image 9 - student project

Day 10

Very happy with this drawing. The rounded bottom isn't quite right but I don't think it matters too much as the interesting bit is at the top. I chose to set the intention to draw mindfully again because I really enjoyed doing this on day 2.

14 day mindset challenge - image 10 - student project

Day 11

I don't normally draw mechanical things with straight line so I was very happy with how these turned out (apart from the super wobbly one, not sure what happened there!)

14 day mindset challenge - image 11 - student project

Day 12

This was so much fun! I decided to pick something that was a bit more complicated, but try not to get too hung up on the details. I am really happy with the results. I have found that usually the bits that I am least happy with are the ones where I stopped observing because I decided I knew what it looked like.

14 day mindset challenge - image 12 - student project

Day 13

Again I decided to try something a bit different and not focus too much on the details. I actually didn't find this one as challenging as I expected to which I think goes to show the impact that drawing every day can have.

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Day 14

I meant to draw these measuring spoons in a thicker pen but happened to grab the biro instead. I feel I have done some good drawings with the biro even if some of my earlier ones are a bit feathery. Unfortunately I went back to feathery lines with this one. I think regular rounded lines are not my strong point and especially not in combination with the biro!

14 day mindset challenge - image 14 - student project

I really enjoyed this 14 day mindset challenge. It was very refreshing to not spend ages trying to make something perfect and feeling like you have failed at the end anyway. The time limit meant that I often felt quite pleased with what I had managed to draw and it is amazing what you can get done in 6 minutes!