30 Day Photo Challenge + Daily Doodle 7

Daily Doodle, Photo a Day

Not feeling well is a good excuse for not posting, right? I’ve been feeling bad enough for the past week to not want to do anything except lay on the couch and sleep. Thankfully, since it’s summer, I can do that. And play video games. Anyway, since day 13 of the photo challenge is “Cannot Live Without” and I needed to get back to the Daily Doodle I photographed some gesture drawings I’ve been working on. I think getting back to basics – or learning the basics – is important when it comes to art, especially drawing since it’s the foundation for most visual artwork. Thus, the basics of figure drawing/drawing in general is something I cannot live without. It’s important to not get so swept up in details or the latest trends that we forget to go back to the essence of a thing. You don’t need fancy paper or pencils to draw a beautiful image. Instead you simply need to understand the potential within the elements you possess and the importance of perseverance. Until next time!

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Day 13.1

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 9

Photo a Day

Today’s photo theme is “Someone You Love” so I picked a photo of my best friend I took when she graciously agreed to pose for me so I could practice my photography. It’s funny the different ways you become friends with people. Sometimes you’re thrown together with someone or you go through an experience that forces you (in a good way) to become friends. Other times you simply spend so much time with a person that you eventually look at the other individual and think, “You know what? We’re friends and I have no idea when that happened.” It might take days or, if you’re like me, it might take years before you actually open up to the other person and consider him or her a real friend, but eventually it happens and it’s wonderful.

Day 9

30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 4

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Today’s photo theme was “Something Green,” and while I honestly did explore the great outdoors for something that color, I just didn’t see anything that really caught my eye – except for this caterpillar. There are  green trees in the background so that counts, right?

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There is some green here, ok.

30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 3

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Well… I’m already a day behind on my photo challenge, but at least I have a bit of an excuse. Yesterday’s theme was “Clouds” and there were no interesting clouds to be found. I promise. Thankfully a storm blew through this evening and I was able to take a few photos before the rain started falling. So here you go, lovelys, a photo of clouds.

Until tomorrow ~

Day 3 - Clouds

Day 3 – Clouds

30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 2

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Today’s photo theme was “What You Wore,” and I have to admit that after a busy day the last thing I wanted to do was figure out an interesting way to display my outfit. So instead I shared my adorable dinosaur earrings because why not? It’s annoying having a nicer camera (Nikon D3300), but not knowing how to take good photos… Live and learn I suppose.

What I wore

A New Week. A New Start

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Hello again! It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but a Monday is the perfect day to start fresh, right? My Mondays always fall into one of two categories – either they’re horrible because I have to shift out of weekend mode and into work/school mode or they’re a way for me to kick off a productive week. This Monday is the latter, and I can’t wait to share my projects with you all. One of the projects is a 30 day photo challenge where I’ll post a photo with a different theme everyday. Today’s photo was a self-portrait, which is something I suck at. Give an awkward person who doesn’t know much about photography a camera and the results aren’t bound to be good. So instead of trying to pull off what I thought was a “cool” shot with dramatic lighting I decided to focus on trying to come up with a creative setting that described me as a person. Even though I still need to learn the basics of photography, I don’t want that to overshadow learning to create interesting shots that impress a feeling or idea. Without further ado, here is today’s challenge (and a few extras). Until next time!

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 1 Self-Portrait

30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 1 Self-Portrait

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