Sunday, 29 November 2015

Introducing #sketchmas 2015

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I'd like to introduce a drawing challenge that Kayla and myself have created for December this year. We love to challenge ourselves [mostly each other] and the competitive side each of us has is dying to get started on this challenge.

Initially we were going to join an existing challenge for December/Christmas but neither of us found any prompt lists we liked the look of (or that were for 2015) so this brought about SKETCHMAS!
A 25 day drawing challenge themed around Christmas spirit (like an advent calendar of drawings)

We made our own prompt list, picked #sketchmas to track our posts and... Voila!

If you follow either myself or Kayla on social media I'm sure you've seen us both posting this around as we would love for as many people to join in as possible.  

Both Kayla and I will be posting daily to our tumblr blogs and I'm planning to also post daily to my Instagram too.  We will both be doing weekly round up posts here to InkSplatterDraw too!

So if you would like to join just use #sketchmas or #sketchmas2015 to tag your drawings as I'll probably be re-blogging a whole bunch to my tumblr and for the whole of December I'll be doing follow-for-follow on Instagram and Bloglovin.

Links you might like:

Kayla's tumblr - Instagram

Emma's tumblr  - Instagram

InkSplatterDraw on Bloglovin

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Drawlloween Failure?

The drawing challenge from October has been haunting me (haha get the joke... it's not funny?? really?)

Anyway I have to apologise I suppose for really dropping off the map with my drawlloween challenge.  I admit I fell behind and I had scheduled a weekend of catching up and blog posting galore when.... My macbook pro died!

Yup you read that right.  Thankfully it's all been resolved now, my baby had to go into an apple store and have surgery some parts replaced.   This took a week or so and in all honesty drawing fell to the side and was forgotten about.

So long apology over with, here are the drawings I did get done.... Yes I know there are some missing but it's November and I want a fresh start and to move away from this ordeal.

Does anyone have any tips for getting your creative mojo back? I'll let you in on a secret... Kayla has bullied me into saying yes to taking part in a December/Christmas drawing challenge and this time I want to be prepared for it!
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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Colouring Challenge - Secret Garden Postcard - 8

Well, as I am on a roll with motivation I may as well take over this blog ;)... Hint hint Emma!

So here it is I finally plucked up the courage to do the froggy postcard - This has definitely shown me that my confidence with colour is well and truly back in! The black and white cloud from my University practice is quickly clearing...  

Well that's enough putting off the mandala... I am off to get started on this - I have had some advice to start simple, and then once I have done a couple to get more complex. As Emma knows - this is not something I am likely to do as I like to go all out when I am trying something new. I want to make the first one exciting so that it can be something I look back on and can be very proud. 

...wish me luck guys...

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