We don't rise to the level of our expectations... ( ― Archilochus)
Drawing Time: 20min Daily:)
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
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 daily drawing references:
Keep it Simple
Simple profile sketch of a woman
Simple profile sketch of a man
Profile sketch of a horny toad
Keep it Interesting
Mosaic style illustration of a woman in wreath
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.
“Weekend Watchlist” and “Quick Surfing Trips” and the “News & Links” section have all been very popular, and I’d like to think helpful as well. But don’t let them turn into a form of procrastination.
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…
News and Links:
ONLINE COURSE: Portrait Sketchbooking: Explore the Human Face (Gabriela Niko). Sponsored by Domestika
GURNEY JOURNEY - Blog post announcement: “On Friday of next week, come watch as a dozen concept artists with orange caps draw and paint Colossal Characters arriving at City Hall in Pasadena”
BLOG POST: Sketching in Paris is honestly like a dream come true. So many picturesque spots, such beautiful architecture…I LOVED being able to sketch in France this year, so when Studio 56 asked me…
ARTNET NEWS: Zounds! A Renovation at a U.K. Theater Uncovers 600-Year-Old Floorboards Believed to Have Been Trod on by Shakespeare
DEVON RODRIGUEZ: The World’s Most Popular Painter Sent His Followers After Me Because He Didn’t Like a Review of His Work. Here’s What I Learned
ARTNEWS: Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum Announces $45 Million Expansion Proposal
THEARTNEWSPAPER: Bavaria recovers a Baroque painting with help from the FBI
ARTIST NETWORK: 10 Lessons to Take Your Art Where You Want it to Go!
PORTRAIT SOCIETY: The Members Only Competition, held annually, is open to all Portrait Society members in good standing. Each fall, up to five categories are offered and members can submit up to one artwork per category.
Daily Sktchr’s Review of the Day:
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