Doodles - The End

October is here.  Which means the end of my 30 days doodling challenge.  The end of September was too crazy so I'm giving you Days 21-30 in one lump.  I think you can tell on a couple days where I was just not inspired, but didn't want to not do it.  But that begs the question:  do you do a daily activity to stay on track when you know you won't give it your all, or do you put it off until you're "in the mood?"

I'm a little sad to see the end of this challenge, but I've decided to do another: a variation on bible journaling.  I don't have a journal bible and I love my bible and all its notes, and I don't want to get another simply to draw in.  So I'm going to continue in my sketch book, but my entries will be from different monthly bible journal challenges.  I'm excited to see how I grow, not only artistically, but spiritually.

Anyhoo, enjoy the last of the random doodles. 

Days 21-30

 
Day 21: Orchids

Day 21: Orchids

Day 22: Live It Up (lettering)

Day 22: Live It Up (lettering)

Day 23: Frames

Day 23: Frames

Day 24: Live Fully (lettering)

Day 24: Live Fully (lettering)

Day 25: Alphabet

Day 25: Alphabet

Day 26: Chin Up (lettering)

Day 26: Chin Up (lettering)

Day 27: lines

Day 27: lines

Day 28: Shine Bright (lettering)

Day 28: Shine Bright (lettering)

Day 29: diamonds

Day 29: diamonds

Day 30: Real, Not Perfect (lettering)

Day 30: Real, Not Perfect (lettering)

Days 1-5 here
Days 6-10 here
Days 11-15 here
Days 16-20 here

 

Doodles Part 4

Welp, this set was a bad one.  But I was heavily involved in prepping for a wedding last weekend, so I have an excuse.  Right?  

I think I did like three days in one and most doodles were done in pencil only.  I went back on another day and added the ink and color.  As busy as September has been, maybe it wasn't the best idea to start this this month, BUT I've been super proud of myself for sticking to it as well as I have.

I've used this doodle exercise as an opportunity to play with different mediums, which goes along with what I mentioned before about being able to create more hand-drawn graphics for my paper goods.  I do not see myself being an "artist" at month's end, but more comfortable with different materials?  Hopefully.

Days 16-20

 
Day 16: Be Still & Know (lettering)

Day 16: Be Still & Know (lettering)

Day 17:  garland

Day 17:  garland

Day 18: Dream Chaser (lettering)

Day 18: Dream Chaser (lettering)

Day 19: Steampunk cogs

Day 19: Steampunk cogs

Day 20: Just Breathe (lettering)

Day 20: Just Breathe (lettering)

Days 1-5 here
Days 6-10 here
Days 11-15 here

 

Doodles Part 3

I had my first miss this week.  September has been the nuttiest month and I really can't blame myself for missing one day.  

I'm starting to see something revealed about myself in my doodles, which for one, I probably shouldn't call them doodles.  To me, doodling is almost like rambling with ink/pencil/color and paper.  When I "doodle" they have been thought-out, controlled drawings.  And that's one thing I know about myself:  I need control.  Control creates perfectionism, and I always strive for perfection.  It's really not a good thing, and I'm disappointed in myself that I can't even let go to draw goofily (yup, I can let go of control enough to make up words tho).  

I am surprised at how this small creative exercise each day has revealed so much about myself to myself.  Curious to see what the next half will bring.

Half way there.

Which means September is half-way over.  That's nuts!

 
Day 11: circles

Day 11: circles

Day 12: Just Peachy (lettering)

Day 12: Just Peachy (lettering)

Day 13: petals

Day 13: petals

Day 14: Wild & Free (lettering)

Day 14: Wild & Free (lettering)

Day 15: swirls & dots

Day 15: swirls & dots

Days 1-5 here
Days 6-10 here