My “fearless drawing” challenge resumes!

It’s been a long while since I did any drawing. I was on a roll there for a while, then I got busy, forgot about it and life went on. Funny, it was at about this same time last year that I started this challenge? Maybe it’s like spring fever, only DRAWING fever? Who knows! Whatever the case, I’m hoping to continue on with my practice and compile enough drawings to be able to start incorporating my own drawings into my collage work. Up until now I’ve been using B&W bookplate images from the late 1800’s, and they’re great, but as an artist (who loves to draw) I think my work will have more impact if I use my own drawings rather than those cool old images.

As for the fearless part, well, this is my challenge to myself. I’m trying not to be as hung up on perfection. To draw with abandon and not be able to erase. Yes, that’s right, I use only pen. If I make a mistake-who cares? I either crunch it up and throw it in the bin or continue on and try to salvage it. It’s remarkably freeing!

This week, it’s all about my friends dogs. I’d been promising Jenn Winter over at A Lady Away a drawing of her darling Essie, so I finally buckled down and did it! That led to to drawings of Oliver, Roxy and Toby Littledude.


Essie study #1


Essie study #2


Essie study #3


Oliver. He belongs to Katharine who I stayed with when I was in England.


This is Roxy. I’ve never met her before but she’s Jordan’s pup and lives in Toronto.


This is Toby. He used to be my neighbour and is quite the Instagram celebrity. You can follow him at toby_littledude


Study #2 of Toby.



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2 Responses to My “fearless drawing” challenge resumes!

  1. Toby & Joyce November 18, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    Just seeing this now! Great drawings! Toby is quite impressed 🙂 Thank you!

    • Andrea November 28, 2014 at 5:15 am #

      Thanks Joyce! Toby’s a good subject!

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