Day 366? or Day 1 of a New System

Dozing on the Train (Graphite)

Dozing on the Train (Graphite)

So, the 2013 challenge is complete… a picture a day for a full year, tick! 🙂 what now? As I mentioned last week, I still want to paint every day, I will also try and publish every day too – it’s been such a good discipline for me and I’ve enjoyed it too! Of course there have been days when I’m too tired or other things are happening, but somehow there’s always time (discounting technical emergencies that I have no control over!).

My intentions for the coming year are to try and make more time, and put more heart into my practise… in effect, to push my learning a little bit harder if I can – I feel there have been many days where I found ‘just enough time’, and many times where I chose something to get by, without stretching myself. Maybe I’m thinking it’s time to take myself a bit more seriously? Hopefully not too much :-P.

I’ve been gallery sitting in Wollongong this afternoon (yes, plenty of time to ponder and put my world to rights!) So today’s sketch was done on the train… however, today I was travelling at a time when there were other people aboard as well, so I had live subject matter :-P. I’m really not used to drawing from life so I’m fairly pleased with this sketch of the girl sitting in front of me, especially as she kept moving every few minutes (of course).