January #MakeWithMe Drawing Challenge Highlights

Hi friends!

I participated in the #MakeWithMe daily drawing challenge hosted by Janine Crum in January. This was my third time to join in the fun.

When I received the email about it in December, I thought about not participating because I felt my plate was already full. But then I remembered how fun and challenging it was last time I did it and thought what could be better than to start a new year with a consistent drawing practice?? So I told her I was in. And, of course I had a lot of fun again! 🙂

For those of you who are not familiar with how the challenge works – you receive a daily email with a prompt for drawing for a certain period of time (in this case, from January 1 to 31). You draw your interpretation of the prompt and post it on Instagram with the hashtag (#MakeWithMe for this one). It’s a great way to keep your motivation up and challenge yourself creatively in a fun, community environment.

To make it a little more challenging for myself, I decided to use just a black Micron pen (size 1) for the entire month. I did use color for a couple of them because they were just begging for it!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites from the challenge here!

Iceberg_lores

An Iceberg – I was really tempted to draw more details in but loved how it turned out.

Kangaroo_lores

A Kangaroo

Matchbook_lores

A Matchbook – found a random matchbox from Peru

Praying-mantis_lores

A Praying Mantis – I love their dramatic poses!

Rooster_lores

A Rooster – they’re so fancy-looking!

Sea-otters_lores

Sea Otters – what can I say? They’re SO adorable. I have this drawing as art prints in case you want to enjoy the sweetness of these cuddly creatures in your home!

Fury_lores

Fury – the prompt was meant for an emotion, but Nick Fury from the Avengers movie popped in my head first… so here he is!

Sunflowers_lores

Sunflowers – It made me miss the sunshine in the summer 🙂

Things-in-pocket_lores

Things in My Pocket – gotta have something with cat eye laser on!

Toucan_lores

A Toucan – I had to add Dave in – this is from a snapshot at Kobe Flower and Bird Park when we visited Japan several years ago.

If you want to join in the fun in the future, be sure to subscribe to Janine’s list on her website!

You can also see more drawings from my sketchbook on my Instagram @honeyberrystudios if you’d like.

Have a wonderful day, friends!

xo Yuko

2 thoughts on “January #MakeWithMe Drawing Challenge Highlights

  1. Hi yuko,

    Your line drawings are delightful and just keep getting better! Keep up the great work. Your energy and commitment are exciting in this challenging business.

    Sandy

    From: Rosemarys Blog Reply-To: Honeyberry Diary Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:23 AM To: sandy haight Subject: [New post] January #MakeWithMe Drawing Challenge Highlights

    WordPress.com Yuko posted: “Hi friends! I participated in the #MakeWithMe daily drawing challenge hosted by Janine Crum in January. This was my third time to join in the fun. When I received the email about it in December, I thought about not participating because I felt my pl”

    1. Hi Sandy!
      Aw, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement!! It means a lot coming from you. I’m really enjoying making simple line drawings these days though I’m starting to miss more colorful drawings too! 🙂
      Hope you’re doing well! xoxo Yuko

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