Just over a year ago I decided to take up art again. I went all the way to college with it and it just got left behind due to the demands of doing an English Lit degree. In an effort to be more productive and to add some beauty to my life, I began again; but over 365 days onward, my improvement has been very sporadic and acompanied by others areas I’ve actually gotten worse at.
So instead of trying to learn how to use new mediums (oils, watercolour and markers) and relearn everything I once new how to use (acrylic and gouache) at once, I’ve decided to focus on the fundamentals of drawing rather than all the embellishment that comes after a sketch. To help me stay on track, I’m going to take inspiration from others and start a Bullet Journal to help me stay organised and to track my progression each day by doing a habit tracker.
With that in mind, I have 2 related 365 day projects I’d like to take up this year:
Everyday I will commit to at least twenty minutes before breakfast to sketching, or during my work break if the first is missed. A sketch can be continued, but loose, gestural sketches or those from life have to be made daily, and after posting my sketch I’ll pick out the subject of the following day’s.
I will post these sketches to my Instagram account - https://www.instagram.com/dallispuckery/ - on a daily basis after the sketch has been completed, and it will be recorded in a habit tracker in my bullet journal.
At least three times a week, I’ll practice hand lettering in a double page spread in my bullet journal and record that progress in a habit tracker and implemented in later page designs.
WHEN - I’ll start the project after I’ve bought the dot journal and completed the layouts for the first month. Officially, I’ll say the start date will be Monday 11th February. In the interim, I’ll use the time to devise the structure of that month’s goals which I’ll use to theme and plan that week’s sketching.
Possible ideas for the first ten days:
Cactuses, dogs, gestures, hands, heads, objects, cats, creatures, shoes, lamps, illustrated quotations, fashion, villain, fish, mermaid, bird