So I use a Fitbit to keep myself challenged and motivated to do some exercise. It doesn’t always work but it has proven very useful for a lazy bones like me. Most weeks I join in with some friends to a challenge called the “Workweek Hustle” to see who can get the most steps in during a Monday to Friday stretch.
I have been getting back into what I use to love to do. And that is creating more artwork. Recently I’ve come to realize that my creativeness is tied in with my happiness in a lot of ways. I don’t know how I wandered off course but sadly it happened. Well I’m creating more and see my happiness increasing as well. What a wonderful feeling.
Now back to the exercise bit… One of my goals is trying to improve my “comic book style” drawing skills. A couple of my friends are trying the same as well. I thought that if I combined these two things that it might be a great motivator for everyone. So I came up with the “Workweek Drawing Challenge”.
Here were the “rules”:
Post ONE (1) drawing each day of the work week (MON-FRI). That’s 5 drawings in all. Quick sketches or just a simple gesture drawing. We all want to improve and this should be a good motivator. Post SOMETHING to keep in practice and start a habit. No judging just constructive criticism IF you request it when you post.
Well, we tried it out.
(I jump started Thursday and Friday of last week because I was so excited, but sadly I was told that they didn’t count. The reasons were: First because I had done TWO drawings instead of ONE and Second that I couldn’t start early. There are friends for you. HEHE.)
Anyway we are just wrapping things up and I think I can safely say that it was a big success and that we all had a lot of fun. We have new drawings and ideas that we wouldn’t have created other wise.
If you try out the challenge with your friends let me know. I’d love to hear about it or suggestions on any other ‘art challenge’ that got you motivated.
Thanks for reading.
I’ll leave you with a few of my workweek doodles… (all drawn on scrap paper using an ink pen on breaks at work)