30 day sketching challenge

For a while I’ve been meaning to work on my art skills. I took some art classes in high school, art classes outside of school, and even a university course on sketching, but never really pursued it beyond that. My wife is an artist and I always admire the work she does. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with amazingly talented artists throughout my career so far.

My wife did a 30-day sketching challenge for herself during April, and it was inspiring to see her work every day. I thought it would be a good exercise for myself as well, so I started my own challenge in May. I didn’t miss a single day, although some days the work was rather simplistic. I was just using a simple pen (coincidentally the Google pen I got from Siggraph 2011) and drew still-life from around our home. I’ve arranged all the sketches in chronological order, click to see the full size:



Thanks for checking out my work! I think it’s important to try new things outside of my main skillset, and I encourage anyone else out there to try a challenge like this to kickstart their creative juices 🙂

Next art challenge for myself: 30 day sketching challenge with a wacom tablet!

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  1. […] of times where I almost forgot). Also my dear husband got inspired from my sketching challenge and did one himself, as well as continuing it (and upgrading the difficulty level with Wacom tablet) this month as well […]

  2. […] Last month I completed my first 30 day sketching challenge, with nothing but a pen and a pad of paper. This month I did the same challenge, but with the Wacom ‘Bamboo’ tablet that I bought years ago and used only a handful of times. The learning/comfort curve was high enough that I never dedicated time to getting past that – but no more! I spent time every day in June drawing something. […]