September 7, 2019

#dailycreating MAY

It's been awhile since I published the last post that featured my drawings from #dailycreating APRIL. So, I thought it was about time to share my favorite May drawings with you.

As part of Terry Runyan's #dailycreating group, we are encouraged to create something every day, obviously. Every Sunday a list of prompts to cover each day of the following week is published on her page. While following the prompts is optional, I find it very helpful to have these "assignments" given to me each day. You know, sort of like Mission Impossible. Working with prompts forces me at times to work outside my comfort zone -- at times, WAAAAAY outside my comfort zone. 

I think these daily forays into drawing are helping my skills to improve. I do all my drawings first in pencil, then finish up with Copic Sketch Markers. As you take a look through the drawings in this post, you will notice that I go through a LOT of gray Copic Markers. A lot. In fact, I needed to make two separate trips to the store just this week to restock a few of my pens. 

You may pick up from my lineup that I am beginning to really really enjoy drawing animals. And, another cool thing, as the result of my research for these various prompts, is I AM LEARNING A LOT! Extra bonus.

Above each of my drawings, I will include the prompt with a hashtag. Under that line, I will also include the name of the critter, if I know what it is.

Here goes. Welcome to May!






Leopard Frog





Komodo Dragon


I suppose I should explain the prompt, #thingonthing. Terry originally started doing this every Wednesday, although her thing on thing was usually #catonhead. People deviate from this prompt a bit, sometimes getting quite creative with their idea of thing on thing. I am guilty of this at times myself. 

In fact, a few weeks ago, my husband and I attended our County Fair, and I spent a vast amount of time photographing the fascinating chickens. After drawing the chicken I have featured in this post, I decided I love portraying those incredibly interesting faces. So, if I'm stumped as to a #thingonthing when Wednesday rolls around, I grab one of my photos and sketch a chicken. 

The members of the group -- more than 3,000 now! -- don't mind deviations. We just love to check out what each other is creating on a daily basis.

Also, I know I've mentioned this in previous posts, but one of the prompt options every Saturday is Caturday/Dogurday. That explains some of my hashtags.

Please respect that this is my personal artwork and cannot be used in any form without my express permission. Thanks for that!



  1. OMG! Your drawings are incredible! Love them all especially the sloth.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Those drawings are incredibly beautiful. I love them all and envy, in a good way, your artistic ability. Stay strong and draw away! Have a great evening for its 5:19 here.
    Your fan,
    Sheryl Rose

    1. Thank you, thank you, Sheryl Rose! You made me smile with gladness at your words and how you signed off. Thank you!

  3. Your drawings are amazing! Each one is so refined and realistic. Your talent is incredible. How long have you been drawing? What do you use, pens, pencils???? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh my, Sarah! Thank you so much! The third paragraph of my post tells you my tools: pencil and Copic Markers. I've been drawing for about . . . let's see . . . omigosh . . . 55 years!!? Thanks for your beautiful comment!

  4. Linda,

    WOW, you have amazing talent! I participate in an art prompt each week called Thursday Art Date with Rain. I consider myself a novice at sketching but I love it and enjoy seeing what I can do with each design. Thanks for sharing your May illustrations on Inspire Me Mondays. Have a boogietastic week! ;)

    1. Thank you, Cathy! Isn't it fun to be given an assignment in the form of a prompt? Keep enjoying your time with creativity!

  5. You are so talented, Linda! I love all of your drawings. Your drawings not only manage to capture what the critter looks like, but also a feeling. For example, that Komodo dragon looks as scary as I’d imagine if I were seeing it in person.

  6. OH!!! Those are wonderful drawings!! I love your technique. Just looking at them makes me happy. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  7. You are really quite gifted! I love all the drawings

  8. Amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  9. These are beautiful, you have such a talent.
    How nice to be pushed out of your comfort zone sometimes!