Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Resolving to be awesome.

I don't often have New Year resolutions. I often think that if I want to make a change to my life like "eat more healthily" or "budget my money better" then I can start them at any point in the year. I don't have to sit about waiting for New Year to give me the kick-start for any resolution I wish to make. It just so happens that a resolution I have undertaken coincided around the start of this, the year of our Lord, 2012.

My resolution isn't original by any stretch of the imagination. It's been done countless times before (and no doubt better than I will manage) but I thought I'd give it a whirl and see how much it helps me. I have decided to make sure I complete one drawing every day for a year.

Now, I know that as an art graduate I shouldn't really have to set myself a drawing task. However, having said that, I've been rather disillusioned with drawing recently. I don't know why but I thought that if I set myself this task then I will have at least one drawing for each day. Some days might be like a visual diary, some days might just be random rubbish that falls out of my brain, some days might be experimenting with techniques. Some days might be an unintelligible mess, some days might be something of a masterpiece (I should be so lucky). This is also not to say that I'm limiting myself to one drawing per day, that would be silly. I'm just trying to ease myself out of this drawing lull.

I have bought myself two little books that have enough pages between the two of them to cover the 366 days of 2012 (and the few days of 2013 I'll have to do; I started on January 9th). This will also ensure that every drawing is on the same size of paper. Here are the first three days, though I will apologise now as I do not have a working scanner:

Monday 9th January 2012

I discovered I need a new super fine fineliner whilst drawing this. Mine has gotten too flat so I can't quite get the definition I would like.

Tuesday 10th January 2012
I couldn't take a picture of this with the flash on as the pencil would just reflect the light.

Wednesday 11th January 2012
This is why I love Shadow.

So we'll see how well this resolution goes. Poirot continues to entertain me no end, and I cannot wait until the complete collection with David Suchet will be released on DVD sometime near the end of the year. Here's a gif that I made tother day because this moment amused me so much:

The chap leaning against the wall is Michael Fassbender.
One of my life ambitions is to come up with as many Poirot/David Suchet related tongue twisters as possible. So far, I have come up with two completely by accident, which are the basis of aforementioned life ambition.

Oh, and Happy Mavis Day.