This year has been such a mixed one for us, and we’re not alone. So here’s to the New Year 2020 ~ may it be full of love, peace, health, and good times spent with family and friends.
Here are my 17 quote+art images inspired by Danny Gregory’s ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Drawing’ list. The quotes are Danny’s; the art is my own:
Way back in December 2009, I reinvented myself and became an artist. It has taken quite a bit of practice to be able to say that without giggling or feeling self-conscious. Some days I revert to describing myself as a painter or a graphic designer, but the good days find me happy to tell it like it is. I still remember discovering Danny Gregory’s book The Creative License: Giving yourself permission to be the artist you truly are ~ I bought a journal and a nice black ink pen and have never looked back. Well, obviously I’m looking back now… but you know what I mean.
A DECADE has now passed since that first illustrated journal and so I’ve decided to put together some quote+art images inspired by the rather good ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Drawing’ list written by Danny Gregory. ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼
P.S. The background image (minus Danny’s quote) is from this student project (2011).
I was so happy with this scene that I decided to dust off the sketchbook…
… and even though it’s not watercolour paper, it still handles the water from my little travel brush surprisingly well.
The other quick sketch from the weekend has been enhanced digitally using Affinity Photo.
These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. The background is an old sketch of the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach which I went on to paint again here.
27. Dark days prompted a necessary reawakening.
28. Her heart’s desire resonated with him.
29. A mother’s drive negotiates many roads.
30. Total body spa: no assembly required.
31. Unstoppable, tomorrow rushes impatiently towards us.
1. The occasional clash woke them up.
2. They scrambled at a cracking pace.
[August/September prompts: fresh start, heart’s desire, mother’s drive, total body, unstoppable, clash!, scrambled.]