This week, as per my daughter’s request, we’re drawing PLANTS! Well, to be specific, I think she wanted me to draw FLOWERS, but PLANTS is a close enough topic! Draw along and send me your drawings, I’d love to see ’em! (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
This week! Oh man, this last week, I got to do SO much drawing, and that is because I got to do an artist in residency at my daughter’s school! That means I got to do a bunch of drawings and illustrations with classes of kids from kindergarten up to grade 5 every day as long as school was in. It was a LOT of fun! Basically I got to do guided drawings for most of the classes. The younger the kids got, the more art games we’d play (draw along, and guess what we’re drawing). The older they got, the more we got to talk about art and creativity, about the techniques and whatnot. It was an absolute blast! If it turns out I’m allowed to post a video about it publicly, I will! otherwise, you’ll just have to take my word for it. It was an amazing experience and I’d love to do it again some time.
That kept me very busy. I lost my voice nearly every day- I’m not used to talking loudly so a whole room can hear for 6 hrs a day! Then I tried to fit my normal work in on the evenings or the early mornings. Needless to say I didn’t have much left in the tank for creative thinking, but it was awesome regardless.
One thing that cloudscape got up too lately is a prompt-based drawing challenge on their discord. At the school I had some time to kill during lunch and recess, so here’s what I put together for those challenges:
Thanks so much for stickin’ with me, reading these posts and whatnot! I’m currently working my way through a book on writing short stories. It’s a GREAT read. Once I’m done that, I’ll likely have more comics to post as a part of these weekly updates.
That’s all for this week! See you next time.