I have been waiting for a kick-start like this for MONTHS.
I don't know if I should be disappointed with myself or not that it takes a month-long, once-a-year little internet get-together to get be back into a drawing groove, but I CAN say that whatever it may be, it is most certainly welcome in my life right now. A little more than a day before the February challenge is on...
Though constraints to a fun thing can sometimes damper a mood and are the first thing broken, I've decided to give my participating self a theme to abide by. And to expand on it a bit: a hard list to follow. Specifically - I will be drawing nothing but fan art. I'm talking about the most unabashed, rolling-in-absolute-stinking-fandom-type fan art. It's something I sort of cast aside in my quest for more life drawings and color studies, and I seem to have cut out all my fun and why I used to draw so often as a teenager.
So there's the question of the hard bit: I am ONLY allowed to draw a piece if it includes an element I avoid drawing, be it because I am particularly annoyed by it, or haven't practiced it much, or shy from for various reasons. These include, but are not limited to:
-guns and other weaponry
-detailed urban architecture
Etc etc. I'm already cringing just typing some of those (I'm looking at you, "cars"), and some I really just don't draw much of at all. I'll be posting my full list of "achievements" in my challenge thread, which you can find here, but of course I will be posting the daily art here as well, in case wading through a labyrinthine forum is not for you.
Also - just gotta dance an excited jig over here - my inspiration for the month HAS ARRIVED EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. Specifically to help me in the "boobies" department:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
...and it is almost time for the most glorious challenge of them all. One where seasoned warriors bask in the glory of being included in the Valhalla of artisans, the honor of completing an entry a day shining soft, golden light upon their shoulders. And the shame of a thousand failed lifetimes if they do not. It is almost time for...
I will be posting all my entries here as well. Join if you haveth the courage, adventurer.
I am so excite.