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#100happydays of Drawing

I haven’t been at all diligent about tweeting my daily drawings, but I’m still at it, and that’s the important thing. I’m nearing the end of the one hundred days now, and ironically enough the only two days I’ve missed were during Squam! So I figure I can do a hundred and two days and call it even.




What’s next after this challenge? For the past two Wednesdays I’ve gone to drawing night at the Museum of Fine Arts, and I’m really excited about both the figure drawing practice and sketching whatever calls to me out of the collections. (There’s a model the first three Wednesdays of the month, and on the last Wednesday you’re sketching the art.) Let me tell you, MFA membership is an AMAZING deal: I paid $75 for the year, and can visit “for free” whenever, not to mention the shop/cafe discounts. Seeing as I wanted to start coming to these drawing nights regularly, membership was a no brainer.




Last Wednesday I started by drawing this Mayan incense burner…




…But this fertility idol (also from Mexico, Lagunillas style, c. 250BC—250AD) was totally calling to me.




I only stayed to sketch two poses yesterday because it was getting hungry out. (I was meeting a friend to write in the museum cafe beforehand, but they were out of the hummus plate.) Of course, you can draw from the collections whenever you like, and I have my eye on a few pieces I’d like to sketch with my Prismacolors in the same way. I’m still enjoying the Micron pens though (and I picked up some colored ones at the Dick Blick sale last week!)

I left the museum last week feeling absolutely exhilarated, like I did when I was a child and had just drawn something I was really proud of. Glad to be making a habit out of this!


3 Comments to #100happydays of Drawing

  1. October 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    These are great drawings, Camille. What a lovely challenge. I’ve been meaning get a book to play with Zentangles. Your creativity is always so inspiring to me.

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 3, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    These are great! I especially love the Mayan incense burner!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.