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Planning out the challenges

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Dunno if you’ve noticed, but I like to commit to crazy creative challenges.  I keep finding out about ones that have just passed without my knowlege (like hourly comics day).  So in an attempt to miss as few as possible, I’m planning.

Inktober – an ink drawing a day throughout October:  no pencils, no erasers.

24 hour comics day – registration open in June.  This was a crazy day to get through the first time I did it, but I ended up drawing a story I probably would never have come up with otherwise.

NaNoWriMo – November writing challenge.  I’ve signed up every year since I first heard about it in 2008.  I have only won twice.  There is something magical about having a quest, a goal, a crusade to throw yourself into the moment you get home from work.

Jason Turner Project or Page 100 – where you make a comic of the 100th page of a favorite book.  I was so excited about this I rushed to my book room to grab one of my childhood favorites and realized that I’ll probably have to re-read the thing in order to get it right.

Allison Lehman’s 30 Day drawing challenge – I was looking around for more challenges and I found this.  I like the list and the idea of compiling a challenge of one’s own.  So the months outside of October and November are prime for this.

Random Sketch

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This is an art site you know.  I give you:  Jackelope.

The Family Album project

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If you went to check out the projects page after I mentioned it last you may have seen the Family Album.  This was an insanely large and involved project that I am still extremely proud of, even though when I look back at projects I see all the room for improvement.


The Family Album comprised six generations of two main families and their relations in the small town they occupied.  They are all pencil sketches, laminated and then mounted like photographs.  I even included a family tree in the back.  All the characters are named from people I found in my own family tree–yes, I’ve done the genealogy project too.  I have to admit, the album project isn’t completely  complete.  I intended to write letters to and from at least a couple of the people included therein, but I have not done this yet.  Maybe next NaNoWriMo.

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