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EDM #27: Draw a Book 

Working through Danny Gregory's Everyday Matters {EDM} drawing list. 

5x8" moleskine, slicci pen, watercolor

My trick to continuing to return to the challenge: take a watercolor moleskine and label the pages with the prompts. So this particular journal will take me to EDM #44, as I used it for other art before I started the EDM. I keep the journal in a stack near the breakfast table with other journals in process. When I have a desire to draw something "real" {which admittedly isn't often enough} I flip to the next page and look around for an item which fits the bill. When finished, I look at the next page and keep the prompt in the back of my mind. The next two in this case are to draw an appliance and something architectural... hmmm.

I drew the cover of the book that was in front of me: Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People. My younger daughter {code name Ali Mac} and I have started working through the book and we are drawing cute people which makes us the "happy" ones!

The idea is explained here, and all of the drawings are tagged EDM Challenge.

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Reader Comments (4)

Wow is this good!! Looks just like the book! Well done my friend! And I love your trick on returning to the challenge...brilliant! Keep drawing from observation,Tammy, it is indeed the way to get great at it & you are clearly on your way!! (Now I need to follow my own advice! 😉)

08.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

I have that book!!! and a couple other books from Japanese illustrators. I just LOVE them.
Really like your happy people!!!!!

08.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmie

I like the idea of labeling the pages ahead of time. That might help me! Also, I love that Illustration School book! It is so much fun! :)

08.14.2013 | Unregistered Commentersunny

Tammy, for this year's ICAD, I used ring-bound index cards and entered the prompts on each page in advance. It was great, because I didn't have to keep looking back at the list of prompts, and I would have the next day's prompt in my head during the night. More than anything, I think that helped me to avoid taking each prompt literally. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I really appreciate it!

08.18.2013 | Unregistered Commentermarcia4d

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