Day 9 of 21

Well, I missed posting yesterday but I did still stick to my daily assignment. Just the barest of 15 minutes though. I've always loved this sketch, so when I flipped through my sketchbook yesterday morning I thought it would be fun to paint this just using sepia and white gouache - to not get hung up by blending colors so much as tone.

Yesterday was one of those days where I just felt like I got nothing done. I spent far too long doing several unexpected things. Most of them necessary, just surprising. My brain is feeling quite scattered of late, like I just can't focus. The morning exercises are a great ground for me but after that, it's hit or miss. I'm going to take an 'internet break' to unclutter my mind for a bit. I know I'm not the only one who finds themselves bouncing from blog to message board to whatever I'm 'researching' and losing track of what I was doing. I'll still post my daily exercise though!

And I'll have a post coming up soon to share the details of a local gallery show I'll be showing work at next month, alongside some very talented children's illustrators!