I started the final day of the #oneweek100people 2017 challenge with only 6 sketches left to do. But of course my intention was to keep going! And I had a huge day so I ended up with a total of 138 plus 13 research sketches (done from phots at home). So a grand total of 151.
On Thursday night, despite being extremely tired, I sketched a few friends. These sketches were examples of reflex sketching and as such, I was happy with them. Even more satisfying was the fact that I was very relaxed doing them. How to sketch my friends without them feeling self-conscious is another matter!
I just want to finish up this challenge with a few words of thankyou to everyone who has been part of it. Marc and I have been talking about doing a challenge together for a number of years and I knew that this was going to be special. However, I wasn’t prepared for how empowering it has been for me and many others.
Regardless of what your final number was, I hope that this exercise has inspired you to keep going, to practice and also to do some serious research in order to make significant progress!
Day 5 Tip: Getting to the end of the challenge is great, but it is just the beginning! Keep it up!
This week has shown how much a dedicated commitment to ‘showing up and doing the work’ can achieve, but also on the other hand how there needs to be something more in order to overcome weaknesses and bad habits. (Aside: this is why I always try to combine theory with lots of practice and why my courses/classes are normally fairly in-depth)
I hope you have also been keeping up with Marc’s masterclasses over on his blog.
The two huge things for me this week have been:
- Seeing everyone make progress within a mere 5 days. Ah! it’s been so good! Thank you to everyone that has shared their work (and tagged me) this week. I have been trying to keep up with it all, but haven’t had a chance to comment on most of it. It gives me something to look through next week.
- Creating a safe environment for people to post everything they have done – including ‘ugly’ sketches. Social media has become much more curated these days, and there is a pressure to only post ‘good’ work. This week has been liberating to see people posting everything. I don’t know about you, but I have found it incredibly inspiring.
I am going to have a sabbatical next week, but after that I want to come back and review how I went with my goals.
But until then – keep sketching and have fun!