Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year! & EDM #44 Draw an Animal


littlegray
Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.

I have most of my art friends Bloglined so I can see when you've updated your blogs at a glance! Very cool! I discovered that as a result of surfing for podcasts to listen to on my mp3 player and wanted a way to have the rss feeds fed to me. Ain't technology great?

Art goals for 2006...I've been chewing on this for a few days and have to put this out into the universe:

Draw something every day, even if it's just a doodle in my hedgie.
Complete one EDM challenge per week, more if I'm inspired.
Complete one Photo Friday photo per week.
Study color, maybe I'll do what Laura did and explore a color at a time. I'm open to suggestions...
Integrate dance into more of my life, study arabic/north african/middle & near eastern art and music.
Make my habit more self-supporting, sell hedghogs/journals.

Here's my first painting of the year, my daughter's little stuffed kitten, Little Gray. She got her at McDonald's in a Happy Meal and she's her favorite toy. We were playing together yesterday and I asked if she wanted me to draw one of her toys we were playing with and that's what she wanted me to draw. She's watercolors and ink in my hedgehog journal. I was trying to get the bumpy texture of the fur right with the stippled color, what do you think?

1-13-06 I didn't even pick up that this was a challenge subject! So here's #44 - Draw an animal, a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one...

8 comments:

Laura said...

I think you got it! Very sweet drawing-- and your daughter will be so pleased. I did paintings of my daughter's belongings when they were little--I'd set up little still-lifes, sort of like my color ones, of various of their favorite or characteristic things. It was fun and they liked the results!
Happy New Year to you!

Diahn said...

I think it's perfect! The eyes are fantastic! Happy New Year!

Lin said...

Super sketch! Keep up the good work with the resolutions!

Kathleen Marie said...

Very cute... sounds like you have a great plan for the New Year!

Terri said...

Very cute. And congrats on getting the first sketch of the new year done! I'm sure your daughter will enjoy having this one in a few years time. It will be a great memory prompt for her.

bdelpesco said...

Cuuuute! Nice little drawing! I bet your daughter has called dibs on it!
Belinda

Linda said...

Great drawing! I'll bet your daughter loves it!

Malinda said...

Thank you everyone!! I feel like I'm getting off on the right foot (or brush) this year! Yes, Rianna has dibs on the sketch but it's in my journal so I'm printing a copy on the inkjet for her to put on her picture wall with her bellydancers!