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We don't rise to the level of our expectations... ( ― Archilochus) (1)

Drawing Time: 20min Daily:)

We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

― Archilochus

Welcome to Daily Drawing! Turning your inbox into a habit trigger for drawing every day:) If you missed the welcome letter or are not sure how to get the most out of this newsletter, you can read it here.

And now for your weekly drawing references:

Keep it Simple

Simple profile sketch of a woman

Simple profile sketch of a man

Profile sketch of a horny toad

Illustration of a scary bird

Keep it Interesting

Mosaic style illustration of a woman in wreath

Ink wash sketch of a woman in scarf

Graphite sketch of a craggly man


Comic style illustration of a spy in trench coat


Ink sketch and wash of a barn

Oil painting of a patch of sunlight on a mountain glacier

WEEKEND WATCHLIST with a bit of advice:

Todays great quote by Archilochus was hand picked to pair well with the next little bit of advice:

Eat your veggies before moving on to dessert!

Building the habit of daily drawing, though not easy, is definitely worthwhile. To have the confidence, with pencil in hand, to visually express the world before you whether with precision or with creativity or your unique blend of both - takes time. Takes practice. After awhile that practice is second nature, but especially in the beginning, it can be like eating vegetables. You know it’s good for you but not always easy.

With that in mind, I strongly recommend you work on your daily drawing routine before clicking on any of the included links. If you only have 20 or 30 minutes for your drawing routine, treat that time as precious. Over time that’s where true growth happens…

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