I promised this post for you all, you are so so lucky…
This year (back in April!) I decided to join the 100DayProject on Instagram to challenge myself to just get doodling.
The project is set up by Elle Luna and Lindsay Thomson (you can read more here) and is designed to encourage you to hone your skills through 100 days of practice.
I decided to go with doodling as I didn’t want to overwhelm myself and I thought it may help me get over my ‘fear’ of drawing! I tend to freeze when I see a blank page, much like when someone asks you to say ‘any word’ and you cannot think of a single one, this is what happens when I get out my sketchbook to do some ‘fun’ doodles… It is bullshit and I tell myself all the reasons why I am not good enough, that I’m an imposter and an overall idiot for thinking I can possibly be an artist!
Sooo I took creativity back into my own hands and thought ‘sod it!’ I’m going to draw for 100 days, I’ll hate some of it but that’s ok, do it for the process. I was trying to keep it light and fun and also trying not to pressure myself with it as this causes me to melt… I’m totally normal – honest!
I managed to complete the challenge, days I missed I caught up on & I can honestly say I enjoyed it! There were days when I thought I was mad for taking on so much but other days I would draw for a few hours, it was a bit of ebb & flow and that was ok. I think I found out a bit about my style of drawing, what I like & dislike, what I am drawn to and what I am not.
I’ve included some of my favourite doodles from the project below!