UPDATE 11/20/2016: I have put a select few of the drawings on Society6! You can find prints, pillow covers, phone covers and more. If you want a specific drawing that isn't on there, let me know and I'll try to accommodate!
Holy cow, I've finished. My god that took forever! Definitely longer than 100 days. In fact, it took 5 months. whoops. I missed a lot of days due to travel and workload. And sometimes I just didn't feel like drawing on a Saturday. Or it was too hot outside.
When I started, I just wanted to challenge myself and practice my drawings, to try and hone in on a style and not worry about putting something out there that isn't 'perfect'. But I learned a lot more and I'll outline them below.
Lessons I've learned from #the100dayproject:
1. Working on a project where it is dependent to be outside, in a Phoenix summer, was probably not the best idea. It's SO hot here in the summer and the reason I walk every day is to give my dog, Bandit her exercise. But it was so hot, she didn't even want to walk most days. So we wouldn't go and so no drawing.
2. I started paying a lot more attention to the details in life. Whereas before, I would have just walked over a discarded matchbook or something. But as I was doing this project, I'd notice everything and would think, "that could be fun to draw".
3. As much as I tried to hone in on one style, I still like drawing in many different styles. You'll see some of my drawings are more free form and realistic while others are more geometric and graphic. I like both. And I tried to blend them together as much as I could but it's still a challenge for me to choose one cohesive look. Additionally, I'm surprised I used so much color. Usually I'm a monochromatic gal.
4. As the days progressed on, it did start to wear on me. It was like having the most demanding client ever. Past the halfway mark, I was getting "over it". I kinda got sick and tired of drawing in the same style of the same kinds of objects.
5. I've noticed that what I did like drawing the most were animals and food. Yes, I did a lot of plant life, but that was because that was what I saw the most while on walks. But I enjoyed drawing animals and fruits/food more and want to continue in that direction.
6. Even though this project was to help push past the uncertainty of putting out imperfect work, I still worried about putting some drawings out because I was rushed or uninspired. And many times, that was reflected in less "likes" when I did. But that is just how the creative process works. They're not all going to be winners. When designers create something, there are usually many, many other versions that had not made it to final stages.
So, now what? I have this huge collection of drawings and wondering what to do with them all. Do I do anything at all?
Any ideas? I'd love to hear them!