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August roll and picture. This time life is straightforward! :)

This gotta be least difficult roll and painting ever. It literally took minutes. It’s not perfect, but it was fun. I also really enjoy smudging pastels with my fingers and see the effects. My most favourite part of the picture are the clouds, I think they turned out really well. The rainbow is not very symmetrical, but it is bright 🙂

So here’s the roll for August:

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So this means, one story cube and 1 – pastels.

It’s the first time there was only one story cube clue and what a great one it is…I love rainbows 🙂

So here’s the pic!

I’ll be back in September 🙂

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Where this blog is going?

So I’ve been doing this for a few months now and want to write some kind of summary…How I feel this blog is going and if I want to continue it or not.

Short answers are “ok” and “yes” 😀

The blog does broadly what I wanted it to do – it motivates me and provides a record of my art efforts. So far it looks like a drawing per month is perfectly sustainable. However, I feel that it is not really enough to improve my skills, just enough for me to remember where my art supplies are 😀

I’m not sure now is a good time to commit to more that what I’m doing – I think it’ll probably just kill the blog altogether. So I will finish my “a year of one painting per month” project and reevaluate after 🙂

What are the problems? I don’t mean general time and energy problems, they are not going anywhere any time soon 🙂 I mean what can be improved in my blog?

Firstly, it can be prettier – I can tag better, learn to put proper links in.

Secondly, the quality of photos I take of my drawings can be better. The light is not great and I don’t really know what I’m doing :))

These are the main ones. I choose to do nothing about them at this time because:

a) I don’t really have much readership 

b) I absolutely loathe inserting pictures. I need to just do it a few million times then it’ll hopefully become second nature and I can improve actual picture taking :))

So I will go with “better is the enemy of good” and just try to keep going and see where this will take me…

And I sincerely hope that I will with time figure out how wordpress works 🙂

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July roll and picture :)

I’ve neglected this blog all this month and definitely did not do the “update every Saturday” (like I promised at the very start). Work, holiday away, procrastination and general tiredness led to me not updating…

On the bright side, I think I still want to continue on and my July painting was just completed yesterday 🙂

First things first, here’s the roll for July:

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As you can see it is number 3, which makes it coloured pencils picture.

Three story cubes: houseapple and a symbol I understand as “everywhere” 🙂

Since I have not specified type of pencils I went with Inktense (http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718). They are essentially watercolour pencils, but of very bright colours. I think they are really fun and I had kind of silly-cartoony idea for the “house-apple-everywhere” picture. It ended up exactly that…You’ll see what I mean:

Ta-da!

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Overall I enjoyed making this one 🙂 It has good and bad points as I see it.

Good: It was fun, which is an overall goal. It was also entirely from my head (which I’m working on).

Bad: It does not really stretch my abilities…However after a large break, I think just getting back into drawing is ok for me 🙂

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