Today's drawing was inspired by my beginning art and beginning drawing classes. To review what we've been working on before winter break, I introduced a one-point street scene. We drew a generic street scene together and then I set them free to begin their own. As I gave my drawing demonstrations, I thought about my Mizzle characters and how cute it would be if they played with toy buildings and stick people, considering they live in trees. When I completed the drawing I realized I had unconsciously created 3 of each thing; 3 Mizzles, 3 stick people, 3 houses, and 3 high rise buildings.
This is only my second drawing of the year, but I have already noticed that I am comfortable working in black and white. I think color would make these drawings much stronger, but I tend to get stuck in a vicious circle of blending colors together to create "the right" color. I could end up spending many more hours than I want to. For now, I think I will keep to my pen and pencil. Maybe I can use these as coloring book pages later. Or perhaps my challenge will evolve later in the year where I return to these original drawings and add color. Possibilities.