I’m working on a few small illustrations revolving around reading! They’ll be included in a data visualization project about literacy in Canada, from artistic literacy to financial literacy to media literacy, and everything in between.

It’s a bit of a departure from what I’ve been doing for the past few months, and I’m really enjoying it 🙂

Drawcember 2017 · Thoughts

Drawcember Day 1: Winter

CG Society and Wacom are hosting a 22-day Drawcember challenge! I’ll be doing a sketch every morning based on a word from Wacom’s prompt list.

I plan to write a retrospective on the importance of community art challenges. I’ve participated in three this year; Artstation’s Beyond Human and Beneath the Waves, as well as Inktober. It’s immensely satisfying to watch a group of stellar artists work through a theme in several different ways.

One thing that makes Artstation’s challenges such a treat is the absence of a contest prize, and instead recognizes the quality of work on its own as the reward.

I’d like to go through Drawcember in a similar way, as a personal daily challenge and a morning warm-up. So let’s start!

The prompt for Day 1 of Drawcember is “Winter!”