30 Day Sketchbook Challenge – Week 2

Hello Folks!  I’m persevering with this sketchbook challenge.  I have to say, on balance the pictures haven’t gone as well as Week 1.

As promised, I’m going to share the good and the bad though, so here goes!

Day 8 – “Flowers”

I decided to get my watercolours out for day 8.  Unfortunately, after some frustration trying to paint some osteospermum and them looking rubbish…Day-8---Flowers---Osteospermum

I tried again with a rose…still not great, but I’m happier with it than the first attempt!


Day 9 – “Insects”

I didn’t feel very inspired by today’s prompt of insects.  Some other people taking part in the challenge managed some beautiful drawings and paintings of beetles, stick insects, butterflies, etc…

All I managed was this quick sketch of what looks at first glance like a lot of miniature 6-legged reindeer….I assure you that they are ants though! haha!


Day 10 – “Something Blue”

I’m over the moon with this next picture.  I decided that I fancied drawing one of my eyes.  As I have blue eyes, they fit with the theme nicely!  I drew it in pencil then I was brave and used a smidge of pastel to show that they really are blue! 🙂


Day 11 – “Food and Drink”

Back to mediocre again for Day 11.  The prompt was “food and drink” and as I wasn’t eating anything that remotely looked nice enough to draw (spag-bol!) I decided to draw some cheese…

…then some mice got involved….

I think I’m better at sketching something that is actually in front of me to be honest.  As I didn’t have any mice around (other than Freddie and he refused to sit still) I had imagine them!


Day 12 – “Artistic Alphabet”

For Day 12, we had to draw a letter…..my mischievous side got the better of me, so I drew LOTS of letters…I think they meant the alphabetic kind but still!


Day 13 – “Mandala”

For Day 13, I had to dig out Mr JoCreates’ compass to be able to draw a mandala that was at lease semi-symmetrical!  I had fun making up some random flower patterns! 🙂


Day 14 – “Something beginning with “P”

Not feeling inspired today, I p.p.p.passed a p.p.p.pen to the p.p.p.penguins and they drew a self p.p.p.portrait! 🙂


That’s all for me for this week’s 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge update! 🙂

Join me later in the week when I’ll be updating you on the progress of my Everything Nice Hoodie! [Spoiler alert] the sleeves are finished!! 🙂

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!



11 Responses

  1. Nicola

    You are too humble! Anything in watercolour looks beautiful and certainly not “rubbish!” And I love your little mice and penguins, and everything really.

  2. I love your flowers! Your eye is also very impressive. I think my favorite of the pictures of your art that you took, though, has to be the one with the penguins. (Mostly because I love those little penguins.)

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