Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day One: A Beginning

When I was in 4th grade, I began drawing Pokemon. I thought it was a fun way to waste time during class, and when I first started, I was about as good as you'd expect a 4th grader to be. Senior year of high school I got a Bamboo Fun digital drawing tablet for my birthday and I've been using that mostly since. I've worked on this hobby for the past however-many years and I've decided to take it a little more seriously and put some serious impetus on myself to improve.

So here's how it's gonna be: I've decided to try and draw a picture every day for the next year.The drawings may sometimes be just a simple little doodle or sometimes bigger projects, but I promise to try and get SOMETHING down every day. Sometimes the pictures will be fully colored and all prettied up, sometimes they will be half-finished ideas that I just wanted to get onto paper. Sometimes they will be a funny comic strip, other times they might be portraits of friends and family. I'm intending to buy an instructional book or two to develop myself further, so sometimes you'll see various assignments that are laid out in said books. All in all, this is going to be my virtual sketchbook where I will share what I'm working on with you.

Here you will be able to track my progress, comment on pieces you like or don't like, and see how I (hopefully) improve. I look forward to beginning this project, despite the fact that I know it will be a real struggle at times to get motivation. I hope that you enjoy at least one or two of the pieces I put up, and hopefully you'll check back often.

And so, without further ado, picture number one for day one. A brief self portrait to get us started (completed just before midnight!)