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it's time for wriye 2021! if you're new here, or returning and would like a refresher, make sure to check out the wriye 2021 information post to get started!
we are very happy you are here and can't wait to write (and edit!) words with you in 2021.
hello, and welcome to wriye: the year-long writing community born out of a dual love of writing lots of words and organized challenges. if you are planning on writing -- or editing -- at all this year, we'd love for you to join our community! there's no goal too large or too small; we believe that all words are good words here and will always encourage everyone, no matter their goal. if you're looking for a group of writers to support you along your own writing-journey, this is the place for you.
So, some of us are not only writers. We are artists of all variety. Paint. Pencil. Resin. Yarn. Wool. You name it, we craft it.
Some of us this year are devoting some of our time to improving our artistic abilities, in whatever form they come. And, as requested, here is the place to talk about your art, be accountable for finishing your sketches/crafts/masterpieces, and chat about tips, tricks and techniques. All forms of artistic expression are welcome!
Along with that, some of us are going to be doing Sketch a Day starting in January. If you are a member, share your username here and we can make sure to cheer you on!
Post by galactic-pirates on Dec 27, 2020 5:20:08 GMT -5
I have also joined Sketch a Day. My username is galacticpirates (as they don't allow - dashes). I'll probably post my laughable art attempts on instagram (youraveragetuesday) though I see we can also add in the app? Hmm. I might well blog about it too as I like to do post-drawing analysis sometimes, give myself direction on what I've observed I need to target and improve.
In the other thread I posted that my goal was one finished drawing per month. Now I'm adding these sketches to that BUT different medium. My full drawings will be digital but I think I'll have a go at doing these sketches with pencils/physical media. Now physical media scares me as there's no undo button and less help in accuracy. However, I think that could be good for me. I've long thought I need to get my eye in somehow.
"Measure your worth by the dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures." - Elizabeth Gilbert - -
I also joined Sketch a Day under novamoonlight, though I don't know how much I'll do the sketches. At least one a month, I'm thinking.
I think I'm more focused on crocheting and spinning to work down my yarn and fiber stash at the moment, though. Especially since I have a couple of presents pending and a sweater I'm in the middle of, and dragonscale-style fingerless gloves I want to make... and three bins of purchased yarn and a bin of handspun yarn and another bin of fiber to work through.
2021 Goal: 018,914 / 300,000 Projects: Writing: May You Burn (78,235/ 90,000) | Editing: Christmas Ghosts Currently Reading: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (6%)
Post by kaybee (vremmu) on Dec 28, 2020 4:12:40 GMT -5
Just joined Sketch a Day; you can find me as vremmu. I'm trying to complete 365 sketches this year, so hopefully this will keep me accountable. Honestly, I just want to get better at drawing so I'm not too worried about big pieces or anything.
I'm on Sketch-A-Day under the name teaglass. Feel free to see some pretty terrible attempts at drawing. Some might be better than others. If there is any kind of human-like face involved, it's going to look like a train wreck.
Anyway, I'd like to focus on improvement this year. I'm not looking for a miracle or anything but even the slightest bit of improvement will be a win. My biggest focuses are going to be with watercolor, gouache, digital art, and drawing people. Drawing people is really intimidating for me so I want to start off by doing the 100 heads challenge but without the pressure of getting it done in 10 days. I do have a few Skillshare classes and YouTube tutorials saved so I would like to work on those. With watercolor, I find that I work really well with tutorials. It helps me understand the paint better.
With digital art, I just want to be more comfortable with it and the program I use. I want to create a comic and a graphic novel in the future (far future) but I need a lot of work. I also want to improve on digital cartography. So, expect to see a lot of maps from me.
I'd like to have one or two finished pieces a month. It really depends on how big they are.
I am going to try and get back into doing something artistic this coming year. I've dabbled in pastels (hard and soft) in the past and have done some watercolor, but I am rusty on both so that will be my main focus. I also am going to try out some gouache, thanks to Tracey 's suggestion that I would enjoy it.
Right now, I am focused on birds and just learning shapes and color blending. For pastels, I always did flowers (it was what we were studying when I learned in school) but I may try something new!
Post by auroralynneskye on Dec 29, 2020 19:08:27 GMT -5
I'm not on Sketch a day yet, though I know there are any number of ways I can improve my yarn work, so I have to say, THANK YOU!!! for making this for those of us who work in all manner of other medium as well as words. I have a few flowers I have crocheted, as well as clothing for teddy bears, but right now, I only have pictures for a few of them.