Saturday, December 01, 2007

Doodles in December


In my art plan for 2007 I stated that I wanted to draw more from imagination instead of just depicting stuff, but did I? Nope. Almost nothing. And that is not good, since 2007 is drawing to it´s end. So I decided to do something about it.

I have given myself the challenge of making one drawing from imagination every day in December. I made two simple, easy, cheap sketchbooks especially for this, folded from one piece of huge paper each. They´ve got 14 pages in them. Of course that makes 28 pages only, which I couldn´t help, since the way you fold these thingies only gives you 14 pages. So since December has 31 days, I have the possibility of giving myself some slack three days. Might come in handy. :)

Feel free to join me in this - imagination is fun, and I for one could use some more of it!

20,5 x 15 cm, pencil and watercolours in cheapo sketchbook.

15 comments:

BMoon said...

Well the piece you just posted sure is imaginative...love the little fellow's face and the polka dots. Great colors and lots of fun.

Lin said...

Nina-- I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you'll be sketching -- whether from something observed or from the joy of imagination ... your work is always a treat!!! LOVE IT!

Shelly McC said...

Brilliant start!

Linda said...

What an excellent idea! This should be fun -- you WILL post them, won't you -- even if you do it in batches!

Felicity said...

I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and seeing yet another dimension of your art!

Re 'cheapo' - your English is excellent, spoken like a Brit! ;)

Teri C said...

Love the look on his face! If I wasn't already doing a challenge I would join you. It will be fun to see what your imagination comes up with.

Maria said...

Åh.. det låter som en perfekt utmaning även för mig! Jag hoppar på och ska rita från fantasin varje dag, scannar ibland.

http://depict.tralla.org

genxster said...

That's a great idea. This is a fun piece. I really enjoy the colors you used.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Anita said...

Great, love the red, chilled nose!
Looking fwd to seeing more from your imagination Nina, you inspired me to do a little from my own this evening.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love this imagination idea of your...I wanted to join in, but got so involved in other things...but I still can, no?
This is a fun one, I really like it! Nice to see lots of work by you!
ronell

Anonymous said...

I love his little red nose, Nina!

Kate at http://http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, this is excellent. Looks like it came straight out of a children's book.

Megan Wolfe said...

I'm looking forward to following your blog this month also.. this should be fun! :D You've got a great start with this one, really nice illustrative stylization!

Roshanda said...

A wonderful painting and a wonderful idea!

dibujandoarte said...

it's great. looks like a charachter for a children's book.