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29 January 2014

Another drawing challenge

I do like challenges, they help keep me motivated. Through a friend on Facebook I found and am now participating in a 52 week Illustration challenge. This has been organised by the lovely Tania McCartney. There is a topic per week and you can do as many drawings/paintings for that week as you wish. The new topic starts on Wed each week.

I started a bit late and had to do catch up but that is fine. There are lots of wonderful artists, and their children participating. They are all different levels and all have such wonderful imaginations. The creativity being shown for each of the topics is amazing. It is great to be part of such a wonderful group. This is why I love the internet.

Here are my contributions so far:

Week 1 - Eggs

The first one was fairly literal, as that is how I tend to be, then I tried to be a bit more creative.

Week 2 - Kids

This was drawn from my hospital bed one evening. Completely done from imagination, which is something I rarely do. A challenge in itself. I am pretty happy with the result.

Week 3 - Caravan

Fairly basic drawing but at least I did it. :)

Week 4 - Selfie

I was feeling pretty sluggish, fat and ugly so tried to convey that in my drawing.

This one was a couple of days later when I was in a better frame of mind. I am really happy with how this one turned out as a drawing but not so sure exactly how much it really looks like me.

The new week has begun so will get busy with that soon.


  1. It's been a while since I've been around Jacqui, good to have a weekly sketching goal. I really like the broken egg. What kind of pencil is this? It looks like blue ball point pen, at least on my monitor.

    1. HI David, nice to see you. The pencil is a Pilot Eno mechanical with a purple lead. It is really soft, I like it. Comes in different colours.

  2. I am glad you are challenging yourself and that is motivating you to sketch. I smile when I see that you are sketching while in the hospital. I'm sure it helps to pass the time!