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One creative project every day for a year


Day 286: Virgo Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

I’m getting back to those colored pencil zodiac drawings finally this week! It’s a crazy week at work though, so I’m gonna make this short!

This drawing is for Virgo! Virgo is often depicted with wheat, so I drew my personification holding a bunch of wheat. I also put some in a headband!

I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out! I hope to get more done later this week.

Anna Grace


Day 272: Leo Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

Continuing in my Zodiac colored pencil drawings, today I drew Leo! This one a started awhile ago, but never finished, so I just completed what I had started. I made her hair all poofy and sticking out like a lions mane and then put some animal ears on her head. The face is a little awkward, but I drew it too dark to be able to fix it. Then when I was writing out Leo, I accidentally started to write Libra by accident!! So, to mask that, I ended up shading around the word with a dark gray, so it’s sort of muddied, but I think all and all it turned out okay!

Anna Grace


Day 271: Gemini Drawing Take 2

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

You may recall that a while back, I was creating drawings that were personifications of the zodiac signs! I haven’t finished that series yet (working on it…), but before I do, there was one drawing I really wasn’t happy with and wanted to redo… the Gemini. In the original drawing, I tried doing the hair differently than the other drawings in the series, and failed miserably. The whole thing just came out as a muddy mess! So I decided to try again!

I looked back through my sketchbook and found one of my original ideas for the drawing with the twins’ hair intertwining together instead of just sort of mushing together. It looked a ton better that the drawing I ended up with, so I just continued from that sketch and finished it! Not really sure what I didn’t like about it originally, but whatevs.

I think this turned out really great and definitely much, much better than the original drawing! I hope to finish this series of drawings this week!

Anna Grace


Day 258(? days late): Cancer Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

I made it to Atlanta and am about to leave for dinner so I’m going to make this quick!

I continued in the zodiac symbol personification drawings for this post with this drawing representing the symbol Cancer. One of the things that represents the cancer symbol is crabs, so I decided to draw a girl with a crab in her hair almost like a pin!

Now that I’m getting more familiar with this style of drawing and this medium, I am able to do more original drawings like this one!!

Anna Grace


Day 257(? days late): Gemini Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

I have fallen even farther behind due to a bad sinus infection and then I was have trouble getting the image to load…. It seems like this semester is out to get me… But, I will catch up!!

At any rate, I decided to continue on in my Zodiac colored pencil drawings. This one represents Gemini. Gemini is represented by twins, as in dual personalities in one person. I decided to draw two women with their hair blending together as if they were physically connected. I had a little trouble with the drawing getting dark really fast. I had messed up and tried to mask it, but it just made it get all muddy, so I’m not entirely happy with this drawing, but it’s a good first draft.

I might revisit this one at a later date….

FYI I am headed to Atlanta tomorrow for Thanksgiving! I hope to get some posts in while I am there, but no guarantees!

Anna Grace


Day 256(? days late): Taurus Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

Continuing in my zodiac colored pencil drawings, this one represents Taurus. Taurus is symbolized by the bull, so I drew a girl with bull horns and a ring in her nose! haha It sounds ridiculous when I describe it, but I think it turned out pretty good!

I’m really, really happy with the way this one turned out! It might just be my favorite thus far.

Anna Grace


Day 255(? days late): Aries Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

Contining on in the zodiac colored pencil portraits, this one is representative of Aries. Aries is associated with the ram, so I had the idea to draw a woman who looked like her hair was styled into ram horns. This drawing is pretty mch entirely my own concept other than looking at images for face shapes.

I am really happy with the way this one turned out!

Anna Grace


Day 254(? days late): Pisces Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

Continuing on in my theme of Prismacolor colored pencil drawings of zodiac symbols, this picture is for Pisces. The pisces sign is associated with fish, particularly two fish swimming in almost a circle. When I googled pisces, I came across a few images where they incorporated fish into a woman’s hair, so I decided to go with that!

This drawing is a bit more cartoony than the Aquarius one mostly because of the image I was basing it off of, but I really like it! I was hoping to get one more drawing in tonight, but if I have any hope of sleeping well tonight, I need to head that way ASAP! At least one more drawing tomorrow!

Anna Grace


Day 253(? days late): Aquarius Drawing

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

I decided today that I wanted to get back into the practice of sing my Prismacolor colored pencils more. I have realized throughout this project that if I come up with some sort of theme, I am more likely to actually do it, so I decided to do a set of drawings with my prismacolor pencils depicting women as the 12 zodiac signs! I wanted these to be fun and somewhat cartoonish, almost like tarot cards.

I started out with Aquarius, which is of course, the best sign! :mrgreen: (FYI that is my sign!) I googled some images of Aquarius for inspiration and then got to work! Aquarius means the water bearer, so I wanted to use that classic image of the woman pouring water. It has been awhile since I have drawn with colored pencil and in this sort of cartoonish style, but by going off of some images I found, I think it turned out ok!

I sort of screwed up the wave symbol in the upper right corner, but you get the idea! I think it turned out pretty decent and I am excited to do more of these!

Anna Grace


Day 71: Hour of the Doodle

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

For today’s project, I decided to just doodle! I started at 8 as Tyra said “previously on Top Model…” and ended after she finished the “coming up on America’s Next Top Model” section at 9! ANTM is definitely my guilty pleasure :)

So I started by just doodling my name like I do a lot in class when I’m bored (model student, right here!) with a pen. I just kept adding more until it looked right to me. Then I drew some swirly ribbon thingys in the same way, adding more and more curves and swoops. I then went over the letters in a silver metallic paint pen, but there wasn’t enough definition, so I outlined them with a dark brown colored pencil. Next I filled in the ribbon things with red, lime green, and teal colored pencils. I still had awhile before the show was over, so I drew a flower in the upper corner with Prismacolor Markers, but it looked sort of out of place, so I drew some petals scattered all over at different sizes. I finished it off by outlining the petals and the flower in pen, and finished right as Shedding For The Wedding was coming on (so glad the Eco Wedding couple won, BTW!)! Here’s the finished product displayed nicely on top of my colored pencils with and without flash!

Things like this cover many many margins of notebooks! Another favorite thing to doodle is lamps! Maybe I’ll do one for this project someday?

Anna Grace