Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Passion for Drawing

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

Each summer, I spend a great deal of time drawing.  I rarely have time to just chill out and draw during the school year.  The pressures and workload of teaching are just too much.  This summer I really stepped things up.  First, I started a 30 Day Art/Drawing Challenge on Facebook.  I wanted to challenge myself to draw as well as address the artists block that I was having.  

Day 1 - Self-Portrait

This seems to have opened the floodgates.

I've dusted off my DeviantArt page and started posting my new drawing there.  I feel like I have found a home there.  I'm really enjoying viewing the art of others and getting feedback from fellow artists.  The talent out there is phenomenal.

I've been averaging 2-3 drawing per day for the last week.  
I'm going to be sad when school starts up again and I won't have time like I do now.

I know I need more practice, but I am very proud of the drawings I've created.
Here is a sample......

I do best when I'm drawing the things I love.....

Bella and Edward Cullen

Claire and Jamie Fraser

Fifty Shades of Grey
Christian Grey

My Kids.....




Please check out my DeviantArt gallery for more.....

As the new school year looms in my near future, I am making it a goal to spend some time working on drawing as a way to relax and decompress.  

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