Monday, January 23, 2012

30 Day Challenge: Day 1

Hello and happy new year!

A few friends of mine have been doing a 30 Day posting challenge, and I thought I would join the fun! I need to get the ball rolling for this year. I'm aiming to complete a mini-piece each day, with or without a time limit.

Today's piece is a bit dark, as I've been under the weather lately. I had the idea of "vicious cycle" in my head and decided to draw it out. I did some thumbnails first, playing around with composition. 
Originally I was aiming to complete this piece in an hour, but only got this far into the hour. I kept going to my closet door mirror to model for myself, wanting to get the hands just right.

I decided to take a second hour to finish up the piece. 
"Vicious Cycle" - 4.5" x 6.5"
pencil on bristol board


  1. Ooh creepy, i like the dark background :D 30 day challenge sounds good, but knowing me i would put too much pressure on myself and not do it >< good luck though girl!! It's great to see your planning sketches too as usual :)

  2. Ouuhh, those hands, those hands. They are making me swoon XD The final is really nice, the balance of dark/light/dark up top works well!