Do you remember my NEW YEAR NEW CALENDAR post of January 3, 2016? I'd really appreciate it if you could click on the link to take you to that post before you continue reading. Check out the photos.
Notice that at the end of the post, I'd told you that I was going to treat my personal calendar as an adult coloring book, and "finish" coloring each of the months with my Prismacolor Pencils.
OK. Did you check it out? Good!
It took me about nine hours to complete the entire year. But, for the most part, I am pleased with the results:
Back, when I was in college, I used my Prismacolors A LOT! In fact, I had been hoping to go into children's book illustration. (Side note: That is exactly what my daughter, Emily, does!) But, when bad arthritis in my hands interfered with my drawing, I turned my emphasis to Photography instead. I have dabbled a little bit here and there with my Prismacolors in the intervening years, but, because of the hands, not very much or very often.
Coloring in the small images on these calendar pages re-ignited my love for this medium. It took me several days to complete this small project. But, I am seriously considering trying my hand at drawing once again.
Even though I do not have the vivid imagination that my Emily has, I can draw. But, I need a reference from which to be inspired.
I've been digging through some of my nature photos in the past few days in pursuit of the perfect image with which to begin. As of yet, I'm not quite satisfied with my findings. But, I'm going to keep looking, and maybe I'll run across just the perfect photo to jumpstart my drawing once again.
We'll see how it goes.
I will keep you posted.