Happy April and my latest 100 day challenge

I hope you all had a great start to the new year. quite a few things have taken place since my last post which I will post about in other posts.

I am taking part in another #the100dayproject as a 100 day project is a great way to choose a project and focus on that for 100 days and it’s more fun doing so with others.For my project, I am also joining @victoriajohnsondesign and focusing on illustrating #birdsbutterfliesandblooms with my own angle, #playingwithtechniques. There are some approaches to mark making that I would like to experiment with and this project is ideal for that type of experimentation.

You can follow along on my business account https://www.facebook.com/DanielaGlassop/ or my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/danielaglassop/

It’s not too late to join in with your own project and hashtag.

My CB Inktober

I took part in a different challenge in October alongside my regular work.

During the month of October, many artists participate in Inktober, a personal project that had been set up by Mr Jake Parker which has grown with each year since it’s inception in 2009. The basic premise for it is to do an ink drawing each day for an entire month. You can read more about it here: https://inktober.com/

This will be my third year and instead of doing self-directed drawings I decided to follow along with the prompts and suggestions presented by Lisa Congdon in her “Inktober Daily Challenge: 31 Days of Drawing and Painting with Ink”, which you can still follow if you are keen on brushing up your skills with ink. You can do that here: http://bit.ly/2BiQbHj where you can try them out for free for the first 7 days and then there is a low monthly fee if you would like to continue. I was usually limiting myself to black and white ink lately but Lisa’s lessons included using coloured inks; to overlay them and mix them. I had so much fun with it and loved the results so I will be using ink more than I already am. Below are some of the works I produced for #CBInktober.

It is by taking part in these daily practices and challenges that we can extend ourselves and out art practise.