Photos: January Word Prompt Drawings

I’ve really enjoyed looking at the photos of completed January Word Prompt charts sent in. Ideas that would never have occurred to me, the way everyone’s done something that’s uniquely their own, sometimes ideas vastly different and sometimes more similar, all from the same starting point. Thank you!

This is Erika’s, who said: “I truly did one-a-day except for 22/23/24, those I filled all on the 24.

Word Prompts January 2018 Erika
January 2018: Erika
Word Prompts January 2018 Tessa
By Tessa

This is Tessa’s, who says: “Sometimes I stuck to one a day, often I wanted to do more than one, sometimes did which balanced out days when I didn’t. I liked that it was on ordinary paper and for me an ideas thing rather than serious drawing.”

This is by a Skye-based creative friend, working at a slightly larger scale on her own grid, in inks.

Word Prompts for January
by Skye Seasons Studio
by Skye Seasons Studio

As I said yesterday, my January word prompt chart had more gaps (18) than completed blocks (13). It was also done in pencil only (until yesterday). There’s no reason it couldn’t be done only in pencil or monochrome, but overall Studio Cat Ghost wasn’t at all impressed by my performance. Something about not leading by example, nor starting the year as I meant to continue.
Word Prompts January 2018 Marion

I tried telling him he should cut me some slack as I’d been away in Glasgow at Scotland’s Trade Fair, but apparently that was no excuse as all I needed was a pencil. So, rather than beat myself up about what I should have done, the gap between what I’d intended and what I actually done, I decided to spend a little more time on it, sat down with my watercolours and started adding some colour. Studio Cat supervised.

Word Prompts January 2018 Marion Studio Cat

I confess, once I started adding colour I liked it a whole lot more — the result and the doing of it. It’s still got a bunch of white blocks, and most of it I would rate “could do better” (I know, I know, I’m not supposed to say this sort of thing about this activity) but that was squashed under the enjoyment I had with the watercolours and the knowledge that I ended the month with more blocks completed than not.
Word Prompts January 2018 Marion

My blue (#23) was done with a new-to-me Daniel Smith watercolour made from genuine lapis lazuli, which has been used to create ultramarine since the 13th century for ultramarine, though these days we nearly always use French ultramarine, a synthetic, cheaper version created in the 19th century.

Studio Cat’s verdict as I tidied up: he still wants me to do a drawing of him for #28.

4 Replies to “Photos: January Word Prompt Drawings”

  1. I LOVE all of these…I’m sorry to say that I completed the first two weeks and then threw mine away one day after I found the abandoned sheet on the floor. Now I am more motivated to complete February. Thanks for the inspiration! sometimes we are our own worst enemies! 🙁

    1. First two weeks was one more than I’d managed before I added colour to mine! Remember, the goal is “more days than not” rather than “every single block”. 🙂

      February has 28 days, so 15 blocks is the goal. Hope to see a photo to share at the end of the month!

  2. Good supervising Studio Cat, may I draw you? Interesting to see what other people came up with. I like the way the text is incorporated in the ones done in ink. I haven’t started Feb yet (don’t tell Studio Cat) I think I gave it to my grand daughter by mistake to draw on the back of. I’ve printed another one for me. Maybe she’ll notice and have a go too.

    1. Studio Cat Ghost says he’s always delighted if a photo of him inspires someone to draw!

      Be interested to see your granddaughter having a go!

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