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The House of Illustration Drawing a Day Challenge - Days 2,3,4,5

Here are the next several days efforts for the square inch drawing challenge with the House of Illustration. Before I started this, I thought it would be extremely difficult to do and that I would find it frustrating having to keep to such a small canvas. Rather pleasantly I've almost found the opposite.

The smallness of the space to fill has meant I've not felt a need to over complicate the drawings to 'impress' the viewer. As my drawing style is often quite simple and neat (something which I sometimes feel guilty for), it's adapted well to the square inch frame. So far the task has been quite liberating.

Admittedly it's only day 6 today so I may feel differently in a week or so. Here are the last 4 days mini drawings.

Day 2

Day 2: Clarice Cliff

On day two I was inspired by my mum's vast collection of Clarice Cliff pottery (A couple of which she gifted to me when she downsized) I thought the simple bold colours would look good reduced in size and I was pleased with the result.

Created with Winsor and Newton ink and outline with a Prismacolor fine liner.


Day 3: Dodo

I couldn't do the challenge without including my favourite extinct animal, the Dodo. Being the inspiration for the project I started at the 2nd year of my masters, the bird has been an important symbol to me over the last 2 years.

Created with Primsacolor fine liners.

Day 4

Day 4: My Beloved Ukulele

I've been learning the Ukulele for about 4 years now and I am able to play a whole 5 chords confidently (I'm a very slow learner). It sits in my living room and I pick it up every so often and make a terrific noise on it which makes me feel happy. I don't know anyone who doesn't feel happy when they hold a ukulele.

Create with staedtler felt tips and outline with a Copic fine liner.

Day 5

Day 5: The Diddlypom

This little monster is called a Diddlypom. They stand about 2 foot tall and due to their love of eating slugs and snails, they are a popular addition to the houses of keen gardeners throughout England.

This character I first drew several months ago but I wanted to let people know a bit more about it.

It's also a hint as to what I've got planned for next months Inktober.

Created with Prismacolor brush pens and fine liners.

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