Drawcember

The Gift of Art

It’s Week Two of Amazing Mimi’s 31 Days of Drawcember! There is nothing quite like drawing Christmas and winter things to get you in the holiday mood. Unless it’s listening to Sia’s Everyday is Christmas album (listen to it here, or buy it here). When you do them both at the same time? Christmas magic.

This week in art

This week was the first full week of holiday drawing, and I got such a kick out of it. It’s been pretty neat to draw objects instead of just people. Objects and scenes are something that I definitely struggle with. It was nice to get out of my comfort zone a bit.

That said, not all of the drawings are great. In fact, some of them look like a third grader drew them. But that’s okay! Someday, I will be able to draw anything I want and make it look amazing. I’m not upset that today is not that day. It just means I have room to grow. Still, most of them are nice enough that if my son brought them home in third grade, I would have put them on the fridge.

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So let’s take a look back at the drawing from this week!

Drawcember Day 7: Poinsettias

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This was one of my favorites for the week. I enjoyed creating the different shapes. I know that poinsettias are rarely so symmetrical in real life, but I love the way this one came out. It was a lot of fun to color as well. The colors paired so well together!

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Drawcember Day 8: Stockings

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The only drawing this week that was completed without color, due to the amount of time it took me to get it right. I even contemplated not inking it, but the mister suggested I take the time to do at least that and I’m glad I did. I wanted to do something other than just the object in the challenge, so I opted for a small scene and worked a bit with perspectives. It was very challenging!

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil  and Sharpie super fine marker.

Drawcember Day 9: Cookies

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This one really channeled my inner child. I remember thinking, “how the heck do you draw cookies?” I decided not to go for a tutorial or anything and just jumped in with both feet, so to speak. I’m not completely disappointed with the look. The chocolate chip cookies even look pretty decent!

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Drawcember Day 10: Santa Hat

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This was the only person I drew this week, and I opted to make her a happy little chibi wearing the Santa Hat from the challenge. Yeah, her dress is short and low cut, but she is a bit of a ho, ho, ho. Aside from my terribly corny sense of humor, the hat was a little more difficult to draw than I anticipated. But still pretty cute all in all.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Drawcember Day 11: Presents

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Another drawing using perspectives, I think this one came out a bit better. I misjudged the size and ended up going off the side of my paper, which makes it look a bit awkward, but the overall drawing isn’t bad. I enjoyed working on the bow quite a bit! There are a bunch of presents around the house with bows on them, but all of them are the foldy, sticky-back bows. I was looking to do more of a loopy ribbon bow and redrew this one probably five or six times before I was happy with it. Well worth the extra effort, the bow is easily my favorite part of this present!

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Drawcember Day 12: Ornaments

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Another favorite from this week, I took inspiration from the graphic for my Drawcember pdf. The hanging ornaments look so elegant together, so I thought I’d give them a try. Personally, I think they came out quite nice. I like the shading on them and think they are pretty cute. The balls were easy to do with a couple of cylindrical or round objects that could be traced for their shape, but the one in the middle was a little more complicated to get just right.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Drawcember Day 13: Snowmen

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It’s me and the mister! If we were snowmen, that is. See, the girl even has a floppy hat like the one I wear every summer. This little drawing was banged out in the thirty minutes I had free before work yesterday. I’m not taking my niece to school this week, so I’ve had a little extra time on my hands in the morning. Luckily, there wasn’t much to color on this one, so I was able to get it finished just in time. I suppose this one is channeling my inner child as well, but it’s super cute, so I don’t care.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prismacolor pencils.

Next Week?

Next week, I have more festive drawings in store! Hot cocoa, a menorah, lights, reindeer, a dreidel, and mistletoe are on the list for the next week. I’m already thinking of what to do for January. I am going to go with an all-boy theme. But I’m also contemplating February, as a couples month. Double the drawing, so I’ll probably do that one as an every other day challenge! Be sure to let me know if you are joining in and share your drawings on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #Drawcember.

Also, let me know which one was your favorite in the comments!


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