2019 Challenge

I used to think that drawing was a skill you were either born with or not. But I decided to challenge this idea in 2019 by seeing if I could learn to draw by practicing at least 5 minutes / day; 5 days / week.

1st and Last Drawings of 2019 Challenge

My nephew, James, was the 1st picture I drew in 2019 and the last. I thought it would give me a good “before” and “after” comparison of the progress throughout the year.

Pre-2019 Self-Portrait and ~2 Year Update

Before starting the 2019 Challenge, I did a “before” self-portrait. About ~2 years later (November 2020), I did an update “progress pic,” and attempted another self-portrait.

How I Learned

I used a number of resources during the 2019 Challenge; however, 2 resources made the biggest difference. When I started using some new pencils in combination with some new tutorials, I noticed a dramatic shift in my drawings.

If interested, I’ve outlined what I’d consider my top 2 recommended resources for learning how to draw. I’ve also included a list and links to all the supplies I use.

Drawings since 2019 Challenge

  • All Roads
  • Block by Block
  • Backed by Work
  • Window Eye Drawing
  • Ollie 5/25/2020
  • Meat Head

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