Welcome to my 2018 Drawing a Week Gallery!
2017 included a number of special art-related projects that required a lot of time and effort to complete. While each one required creating a new drawing, I ended up not doing much regular drawing for myself. So at the end of the year, I decided to challenge myself to do one drawing a week all of 2018.
About the 2018 Drawing Challenge
The rules were simple. One drawing a week every week for a total of 52 new drawings.
Since I also set a companion goal of one gallery-quality drawing per month, I decided to keep the weekly drawings to 4×6 inches or less.
I also hoped they would be gallery-quality, but the challenge quickly became the means for trying new methods and techniques.
So the collection is present here in chronological order. I’ve also posted about each drawing, the things that went right, and the things that didn’t, so look for those Weekly Drawing posts.
2018 Drawing a Week Gallery
WEEK 1: Landscape in Gray Scale using Water Soluble Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 2: Landscape in Gray Scale using Water Soluble Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 4: Tree Study using Water Soluble Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 4, Drawing 1: Tree Study with Snow on Black Canson Mi-Tientes Paper
WEEK 4, Drawing 2: White Pine Study on Stonehenge Paper
WEEK 5: Flint Hills Study on Stonehenge Paper
WEEK 6: Trees, Grass & Water on Stonehenge Paper
WEEK 7: Dawn’s Early Light on Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper
WEEK 8: Standing Water Study on Stonehenge Paper
WEEK 9: Rock Study on Stonehenge Paper
WEEK 10a: Watercolor Pencil Fun 1 on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 10b: Watercolor Pencil Fun 2 on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 11a: Cloud Study on Uart Sanded Art Paper
WEEK 11b: Landscape Study in Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 12: Landscape Study in Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
WEEK 13: Cloud Study. Colored Pencil on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.
WEEK 15: Watercolor pencils on Uart Sanded Pastel Paper
WEEK 16a: Color & Blending Study on Paper
WEEK 16b: Orange Box on Paper
WEEK 17: Sunlight and Foliage on Paper
WEEK 18: Mustang Ridge Study on Paper
WEEK 191: Landscape Study in Indigo on Paper
WEEK 19b: Ball Study in White on Paper
WEEK 19c: Graphic Doodle on Paper
WEEK 24: Wingless Dragon Sketch with Prismacolor Bronze on Canson Mi-Teintes 98lb paper
WEEK 25: Branch Study on Dark Background. Watercolor pencil under Prismacolor pencil on Canson L’Aquarelle 140lb hot press paper.
Ready for Your Own Art Challenge?
I hope this collection of work inspires you to your own personal art challenge.
It doesn’t matter what type of challenge you give yourself, or for how long. What matters is that you set a goal, and then work toward achieving it. It won’t take very many drawings before you begin to see improvement.
And besides, it’s great fun to see the drawings collect over the course of your challenge!