Another month has gone by and that means another
31 drawings for the Every day Drawing Challenge! Sorry to be a couple of days late with the new list, but it has been a busy week with a new session of Enrichment and the Art in the Valley art show, which I am helping to hang later today.
Reflecting on the month of
March and the drawings done, let me say that many are really just quick sketches, while others have taken hours to complete. Each day I grow more familiar with painting on the iPad, and my favorite apps thus far are ArtRage, ProCreate, Brushes, and Sketchbook Express. I keep planning to try out new apps, yet I have barely scratched the surface of the four named above. Each time I think I’m going to switch, I think of another tool or effect within one of the apps that I would like to try out.
Some of my students are working on self portraits using
Sketchbook Express right now and are having great success. They are learning about layers, opacity, and color sampling; all new vocabulary for fifth graders. I hope to be able to publish those drawings within the next few weeks. It is truly amazing what one can do with making art on the iPad.
My students have also been drawing for the challenge, and their work may be seen on our class
Facebook page in various albums there which are grouped by weeks within the challenge: www.facebook.com/pages/Mona-Lisa-Lives-Here. The Instagram Photos album contains all of my EveryDayDrawingChallenege drawings since the beginning on January 1, plus a few random photos: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.360804727345743.85302.188940301198854&type=3
Here are this month’s drawings. If you click on a photo, you can view the gallery as a slideshow and still read the captions.
March 1: Draw a sign of spring
I can’t wait ’til crocuses dot my garden beds…come on spring!
March 2: Draw an automobile or part of one
One of my favorite parts of an automobile is a beautiful hood ornament. This from an old Cadillac…
March 3: draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you used before
Since I’m doing all my challenge drawings on an iPad, a different medium could be a different app. I chose to rework this painting in Procreate after using Brushes the first time…
March 4: Take a nature walk, pick up items and draw what you find
I didn’t have time to take a nature walk today, so I made the quickest drawing so far of a heart shaped rock like the ones my son and I collect to bring to the cemetery….
March 5: Draw a grouping of 2 or more similar objects
I’ve been thinking about the apples in Pissaro’s “Still Life with Apples and Pitcher” since I saw it at the Met during vacation. This challenge task gave me a chance to really explore them….
March 6: Draw a sink
I was not excited to draw a sink. Until I added dirty dishes. For the record, my sink never looks like this…
March 7: Draw your nose, a friend’s, or your pet’s nose
From a photo I took at a friend’s farm last spring – a Scottish Highlander (cow) licking the inside of her nose…yuk.
March 8: Draw a fire hydrant
Not even kidding…a fire hydrant. Here is one covered in snow…just like my town today…❄
March 9: Draw something Mom – your mother, something that reminds you of motherhood
In my kitchen I have 2 cups with saucers that remind me daily of my mother. When my parents married they received some Luray dinnerware. 60 years later just a few pieces remain, including these cups and saucers, which my mother gave me 2 years ago. There is a pink set and a blue set. I paired one color cup with the other color saucer to display on either side of the sink…☕
March 10: Draw your computer
My MacBook Air. I love it…
March11: Draw a beverage
I started drawing this at lunch today when the bottle was full. The Snapple Real Fact inside the cover? The word “purple” does not rhyme with any other word in the English language…
March 12: Draw your greatest fear
App: Sketchbook Express
My greatest fear today was that no one would come to the art show. But that didn’t happen! What a great turnout! Thank you everyone for coming!
March 13: Draw something from your favorite sport
The truth is…I don’t have a favorite sport. But I have a least favorite sport. Can you guess what it is?
March 14: Draw somewhere new or go somewhere new and draw
So I did go somewhere that is relatively new today…the grocery store! Woohoo! The fun never stops…
March 15: Draw a mailbox and the most important piece of mail you’ve ever received
My dad wrote a letter to me when I was in Girl Scout Camp. He excitedly told the story of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. He described Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon with awe and expressed regret that I had not witnessed them while at my rustic camp. In the letter I wrote back to my dad I excitedly described how a TV was brought into the mess hall where all the campers and counselors gathered together and stayed up late watching the historical event. I still have my dad’s letter and it is one of the most important pieces of mail I have ever received…
March 16: Draw clouds
I admire the way animators draw clouds. It was a tough choice between Simpsons clouds and these clouds for me. On which character’s wall would you find these clouds? ☁
March17: Draw the ingredients of a favorite recipe
Irish bread! I made 2 loaves today. Here is a painting of most of the ingredients. Yummers!
March 18: Draw some flowers
I am more than happy to draw flowers, but I would really love to see flowers sprouting in my yard. Come on spring!
March 19: Draw something cool or cold
App: Sketchbook Express
Snow…on the last day of winter. Cold, but not cool… ❄
March 20: Draw a souvenir from some place you’ve been
This is a souvenir from my first trip to Haiti. Over limonade, after touring the orphanage at Pwoje Espwa, gorgeous pieces of art like this were brought out for us to consider purchasing. They are beautifully painted on recycled flattened oil drums. Information about Pwoje Espwa can be found at: (www.freethekids.org)
March 21: Draw an ear
Zebras are pretty much my favorite animal. They have cool ears…
March 22: Draw something that makes you happy
My art teacher friends make me happy…
March 23: Draw a streetlight
“Street lights, people
Livin just to find emotion
Hidin, somewhere in the night” – what song are these lyrics from?
March 24: Draw your artspace (table, desk, etc)
Here is Dr. Seuss at his drawing table…I had the pleasure of spending the morning at the museums in Springfield today where there is a fun Dr. Seuss Memorial and Sculpture Park…
March 25: Draw a nearby body of water
Here are my son and his girlfriend fishing on the beach last summer…the beach may not be nearby to my home, but it is always nearby to my heart…☀
March 26: Draw some bread
The bread of choice today is matzah especially for those celebrating Passover..
March 27: Draw a neighborhood store
“A Little Common Sense” is the epitome of a neighborhood store, with the emphasis on “neighbor”. I’m just glad it’s in my neighborhood…
March 28: Draw a traffic signApp: Sketchbook ExpressWhen Mr. G was a young boy he misread this sign, thinking it said, “Go Chicken Show”. He has always been an animal lover and I think it was wishful thinking that there really was a chicken show nearby…
March 29: Draw your lunchApp: Brushes5 out of 7 days this is my lunch: carrots, sugar snap peas, cheddar cheese, pretzel crisps, and a little bit of chocolate. And honey mustard dressing to dunk everything in…except the chocolate…
March 30: Draw something breezy – something that blows in the wind
On this holy weekend it is the image of the triumph of Light over darkness that I see clearly and have chosen to draw…⛪
March 31: Draw a button
Vintage rhinestone buttons are my favorite…especially pink ones…
I hope your April brings spring weather and a drawing each day. Please share your drawings with me on the
Facebook Page or my Instagram account – the links are on the tasks sheet below. Here is the list of tasks for April:
Every Day Drawing Challenge – April