Sunday, January 3, 2016

Daily Drawings - January 2016

Updated through January 23 (Final)

I've completed my four weeks of daily drawings for January 2016.  I tried the idea last January with objects around the house.  This year I wanted to keep it simple with a few lines and colors each day.

Added January 23:  I found it refreshing and relaxing to stay with the simple lines and coloring.   It felt like a "vocabulary review" of lines, shapes, and patterns that I enjoy using.  At the beginning, I made a list: Circles, squiggles, lace-like, v's and u's, landscapey lines, fill patterns, swooping curves, spiral, diamonds, zigzags, wavy lines, angles, dots, and stripes.  Looking back, I see them all except the spiral.  Overall, I really like the drawings (some more than others, of course) and I'm glad I tried this.

I'm using a computer-printed grid like my annual Advent calendars.  Each rectangle is 1-7/16" x 1-5/8".  The drawings can look blurry in the blog post, so please click on the image for a better view. 
  • Pen: Copic multiliner 0.5 black
  • Copic colors:  If you'd like to know the colors I used, please leave a comment here, and I'll be happy to add them to this post.
  • Paper: Neenah