Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 27, 2008 21 Day Creative Exercise Day 1


This is my first entry for a creative exercise I read about over at Alicia Padrón's blog, but it was started by Gina Perry. The premise is it takes twenty one days of doing something each day for at least fifteen minutes, to form a habit. I already sketch every day, but I need more variety in what I draw. I draw tons of characters and for the most part they are just standing there. So... my challenge is to spend at least 15 minutes each morning drawing only verbs. Whatever characters I draw, animals objects or people, they have to be engaged in some sort of activity.

Today's verb was eating. I may use that one again, as I had several ideas. I only managed to get two characters drawn in the fifteen minutes though. I cheated and did the cereal boy in color, taking a lot longer than fifteen minutes, but with those striped pajamas he looked too much like a convict eating cereal, so I just had to.

11 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

Verbs!! What a great idea Ryan!
I really like this, specially the kid. His cheeks full of cereal.. too cute. You went into a lot of detail for such a short time. I really like them :o)

RyanLoghry said...

Thanks Alicia! I can't help all the detail, that's just how I draw, you know? This is a fun exercise. It's already getting me out of my drawing comfort zone.

Paola said...

Oh, yes! Good idea and a great start!

Tom Barrett said...

Yes, nice job!

Gina Perry said...

Hahaha! I think it's tough to do people eating well but I think both boy and man look great!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work on day 1...love your illustrations...the detail is wonderful...

sheree said...

i'm sure even convicts eat cereal - haha --- really nice work!

Jennifer said...

Great idea! :-)

MayY . C said...

Great start Ryan.
Got a theme going, that's great!
I always like to see kid in stripe cloth.

Monica said...

What a fantastic idea for the project! Can't wait to see your other "verbs"!

carli said...

using verrbs is a great idea. can't wait to see what you come up with