This was another week when I dealt mostly with comic artwork. I enjoyed the patience challenge of working on a single drawing for many days, making slow progress towards the final result I was looking for. Drawing is a great activity to become more patient. If we want to create something nice, many times we need a lot of time. And, unless you have big chunks of time available on a single day, these are works that span many days. For this reason, we need to be patient! 😀
The best thing about this work of patience is that we can apply it to other skills, hobbies, and domains. Patience is such an important part of skill-building. Without it, many learning experiences will become out of reach. Most of us are after the results, but we don’t want to put in the time. We want to be able to play the piano, but we don’t want to practice. We want to learn a foreign language, but we don’t want to make the time to practice and study. Patience helps us to create this time and honor it, for whatever is important to us 😊 .
Between Days 37 to 42, I worked on the Four Characters drawing. This is probably my favorite artwork so far. The longer it takes a drawing, the better the results 🙃. Of course, it’s not always like that, but I think that’s a good rule of thumb. These works tend to be bigger and have more details. For this one, I used a ruler to create the letter contours. Usually, I’m doing all the geometric figures and the long lines freehand, but this called for something more accurate, sharp, and precise.
The last two days of the week (Days 42 and 43) were devoted to comic-like human figures. Many of them were stick men. They look incredibly simple. And, in fact, they are! 😊 This is one of those types of figures that you can easily add to a journal entry. They would work great as well as standalone comic strips. I haven’t tried that yet, but I might in the future!
Week 6 Drawings
Below you can find the daily drawings. Each day, I’m practicing for an hour. Sometimes, I fill one or two pages. But there are days when I work on more detailed stuff, and maybe it’s just half a page 🙃. As soon as I reach the one-hour mark, I put the pen down and take the photo of the day. Click on the thumbs to see the larger pictures:
Diary in German + Drawings (Week 6)
That’s all for now! 😊