21 Day: version3.21 = done

Well, I was a little stuck as I sat down to work on day 21 last night. I thought I'd do what I did for day 1 - some character sketches. I'm feeling a little like the girl on the bottom left today. I took a book job and I'm anxiously awaiting the final manuscript. I'm in this weird in between stage - I just want to jump into the work!

I hope you try the challenge for yourself - and you finish it faster than I did this time around! Even if it doesn't form a new habit for life, it always jumpstarts me and gets the cobwebs out.

Please go visit Paola Zakimi's blog - she's just starting her second round of the challenge. Yay Paola! I love her kitty sketches for day 1!

21 Day: version3.20

Yes. My 21 day challenge has taken half a year. What can I say? I'm jumping back into the 'illustration for others' game after a seriously long hiatus next week. No time like the present to finish up the challenge and move on.

This came from Jennifer E. Morris' blog post this week - she used a technique from Kelly Light's character workshop at NESCBWI this year as a warm up - and challenged others to give it a whirl. Great fun! Next time Kelly has a workshop, I'm there!


21 Intermission, continued (with random sketches!)

While I took a longer break from the 21 day exercise, I certainly had been working - and even sketching.

I've included a bunch of drawing to busy the blog until I can get back to posting regularly - hopefully tomorrow. My kids did awesome while I was away at the NESCBWI conference (Thanks to my husband and babysitter) - but I'm paying it back big time with my 3yo so there has been zero work-time. Anyone else have 'payback' issues with their kids after they return from a trip? Wow.

I'll do a more thorough recap of the conference this week too. Also, if you use Instagram, follow me there (@ginapineapple) for more frequent sketch postings!