Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spoonflower Challenge: Days 21-30

The Spoonflower sketch a day challenge is now over, and I am happy to say that I did not miss a single day of sketching the entire 30 days!  Also, one of my sketches was featured on Spoonflower's blog here.  (It's the cheetah) I was a little surprised but excited about that! 

I loved challenging myself to draw so much that I'm going to keep it up another 30 days and see what happens.  I'll continue to post my artwork every ten days as I go along.  It's just so fun to see the progress, so I will also be posting on Instagram @shimmerskys each day to keep myself motivated.  

Prompt #14: Cat

I'm not really a cat person, but I do like Cheetah's for some reason.  They are just fascinating creatures.  This is the sketch that Spoonflower posted on their blog...but I'm not really proud of it.  It's kind of embarrassing really.  I really don't know how that line down his back got there, but I just remember making dots and trying to get this done with.  Maybe I can redo him and make myself feel better. 

Prompt #15: Fish

I love drawing fish.  I've never done it before this but I want to draw's just so relaxing.  I also want to redo this one because some of it I don't like.  That's what happens when you use pen I guess.  You can't erase.

Saturday's Sketch on Mount Rainier

Yup, I hiked all the way up to Summerland on Mount Rainier just for this one.  :) We were camping but I was determined to keep sketching!

Sunday's Sketch on Mount Rainier

If you've ever been to Mount Rainier than you would understand what I'm talking about here: the place is covered in foliage!  It's so pretty so I chose a few leaves to sketch.  I wrote "Listen to the forrest" at the top because I wanted to remember those sounds as I sat was very peaceful.  I think I'm falling asleep thinking about it...
...okay where were we?

Prompt #16: Skyline

Do you recognize this skyline? Thought so...okay I did fail on this day.  I didn't have anytime to draw a skyline...but I was drawing some pitchers so I think that counts right? :)

Prompt #17: Taxi

I've only driven in a taxi one time in my life.  It was in Miami on my honeymoon.  It didn't look like this.

Prompt #18: Map Legend

It's a legend of my sewing room.  There's no's too complicated.  I can't even figure it out.

Prompt #19: Landmark

Have you ever tried to make a cairn? I learned about these when I worked at Anasazi.  (It's a wilderness therapy program where you bushwhack through the desert.)  Anyway, a cairn is a stack of rocks used to mark your way.  They can be pretty fun to make. 

Prompt #20: Selfie

I used a selfie I took of myself to draw this selfie.  It was fun.  I like drawing faces but I haven't for years. My kids want me to draw them now.

Saturday or Day 30

More summer squash, but this is for another contest I'm trying to enter for fabric design.  It's on Creative Live.  I'm going to take these into illustrator and have some fun with them.

That's it for the Spoonflower challenge, but the sketching still continues!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I need to read your blog more often. These are amazing Jessica!

    1. Thank you Aubrey! I think I've been slacking with the drawings lately. These are a lot more detailed than the current ones I have. 😜

  2. I need to read your blog more often. These are amazing Jessica!