Week thirty-three

Since we’re just coming off of drawing stuff from the room where we poop, I thought it only appropriate to bring up this quote I heard from Jennifer Bridgeforth.

“Crap is a fertilizer.” 

Are you just starting in your art-making journey and think your work is, ahem, crap? 💩 Yeah, we all feel that way. Anyone who ever got good at anything would look back at their early work and cringe. We all start out making crappy work. But “crap is a fertilizer”, and fertilizer helps things grow. The work you’re doing now is helping you grow your skills and blossom into the artist you will become. So keep at it!

Unless you started drawing today, you probably have a growing body of past work. Go back to the very beginning and find some of your first drawings. Chances are, you’ve come a long way! This week, share one of your first drawings along with your most recent. Don’t forget to high-five yourself!

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August's Theme:

home

Week 33: Kitchen

Out of all the rooms in my house, I’m probably the least comfortable in the kitchen. I get a little anxious in grocery stores, and I never know what to cook for dinner (unless it’s a box of mac & cheese). My husband, Geoff, is the gifted one when it comes to cooking, so I eat very well despite my lack of culinary skills. Still, I do love beautiful kitchen design and cute cooking tools. This week we are drawing kitchen things!

 

Basic Toolkit update coming soon! In addition to being a fun kitchen illustration, I drew the image above using an updated version of my Basic Toolkit that I’m currently developing! I’m so excited about the improved and all-new brushes! I think you’ll find yourself using this updated set all the time. Coming soon!

 

The Prompts

Week 33 | August 9-15

Kitchen

Mon: refrigerator
Tue: dishes & utensils
Wed: oven/stove
Thu: knife & cutting board
Fri: baking tools
Sat: pots & pans
Sun: kettle/teapot/coffeemaker

This piece was drawn using my Artist’s Pastels brush set for Procreate

 

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

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