I was tasked with the cover and layout of the JPrimecast trilogy cover. because of the overload of projects that I have recently sitting on my lap. What’s this all about?Read More
Because I was born in September, I always had a Love/Hate relationship with my birthday. Unless some kind of catastrophe occurred, I was stuck going to school. It was usually the first week too; one of he most awkward times of the year, at least for me.
Not only did the first day and week of school shower me with anxiety about who my teacher was going to be, which other kids I was going to see, and what my classes were going to be like, but it took something from me. Because everyone close to my age was going through the same thing, my birthday was overshadowed. Not that I craved attention, but it was always nice for someone you know to remember that for some miraculous reason, so many years ago, I was born and because of it, this day is sort of special for me.
I Get That Feeling
Even though I’m not in school anymore, when I hear the sirens signaling the beginning of autumn and school, I get the same jittery feeling. I can’t explain it. It usually lasts a couple of weeks like a cold sore, leaving an invisible mark in my memory and a bad taste in my mouth. I would have thought that over the years the symptoms would die down a bit, but it’s actually the same intensity every time.
For more than a year now I have been trying to create a challenge for myself to draw at least one thing every single day. It's a challenge for me because I have a day job that keeps me busy and so, I don't always have a lot of time to get in a drawing or two.
When I started this venture, my intention was to establish a habit of drawing and improve my technique. It was by no means intended to interfere with any current client projects nor my own webcomic, but instead, help me manage my drawing time and hone my skill. I've noticed a great improvement in my speed and technique and now if I don't draw something on any given day, I feel as if something is missing.
I decided to use the #drawsomethingeveryday hashtag on Instagram to keep track. If you are an artist trying to hone your skills, get into the habit of drawing every day, I welcome you to join me and the other artists already on there, in populating this hashtag with your daily drawings. Let's inspire others who need inspirations are scared to start. Click the button below to see what's there right now.