30 day Drawing Challenge. Day 1

Happy New Year!

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I thought I'd start 2014 in a different style. Instead of making New Year resolutions  that are never going to last, I've decided to embark on a 30 day  drawing challenge. I thought it'd be a nice way of creating a range of  personal illustrations and I am going to explore a variety of mediums and styles to challenge myself a bit . So hopefully there should be  30 interesting illustrations by the end of January.

Day 1, Self Portrait.

The first challenge is a self portrait, (or an illustrated 'selfie'  if you're still in 2013) 

I always find  that drawing myself is a bit of a challenge and a bit embarrassing, so I decided to embarrass* myself more by choosing an image of myself from Halloween 2012, where I am dressed up as a cracked porcelain doll... which most of my friends and family seem to find a bit disturbing.

 

 

*as you do.

Here are a few images of the development of my self portrait:

And this is the final drawing!

And this is the final drawing!

And this is a quick coloured in CAD version, just to mess around with colour.

And this is a quick coloured in CAD version, just to mess around with colour.

 

I will stick with this... this resolution will last longer than 2 weeks!

If you want to keep track of my 30 day drawing challenge you can keep up to date on here, instagram, twitter or tumblr.