There’s good few months between the first and the last on this post. I have mentioned the events over the winter which have compromised my progress somewhat.
A 365 daily drawing project begun in good faith, but thwarted by life, death, progress and other forces. I have since scaled it back to “regular” but I still aim to fulfil the 365 target.
The process has thrown up so many unexpected things, ideas, personal development, a noticing of what I notice, discovery of stories, and connection with other people, none of which would have happened otherwise. So I would recommend trying it, as long as time keeping is your strong point and don’t value your sanity much.
Now dust had settled I recommence with added perspective and purpose.
All images should link back to the Instagram post whence they came.
If you’re interested in seeing the rest, most are in gallery form here, and you can see all the previous posts about the project here. If you would like more instant updates on this you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, if you like those sorts of things.
I’m not sure what happened. I was waiting to go out and so sat and drew a chair, then watch myself in slow motion as I added “1/365” and then posted it on the internet.
Drawing everyday is obviously an aspiration that gets pushed aside with everyday business, work and (here’s the rub) mechanical distractions. I never draw as much as I want to. So launching the spectre of mild internet shame upon failure may well encourage me to do more.
I have always felt the activity was 90% looking, and judging by what what below one could say that is all that I was doing.
I am not one of those that drawing has some magic potential over photography, both encourage a paying attention to the everyday, and then a potential to pull something extraordinary out of it.
Hopefully I can keep this rolling. Once again it is largely for my benefit, but perhaps there might be some enjoyment to be gained as I stumble, question myself, draw badly with no signs of improvement, hate everything, hurredly scribble something at the end of the day etc etc, so follow me on Instagram for immediate and possible calamitous updates, if you so wish.
Anyone else on a 365 project?
(Below I have added the comment I posted on Instagram and the link to the original post. All but two are drawn from life. Day 3 is a copy of a Chris Ware sketch and Day 9 a study of feet found on the tumblr hashtag. I will probably just draw things from life from now on as I seem to get most from that. Also avoids infringing on someone’s copyright which is extremely uncool.)