31 Portraits in October






This will be a much needed exercise in self-discipline. I'm going to make a portrait for each day of the month. If I don't succeed, I will certainly feel crummy about disappointing all three people who visit my blog.

Mostly I'm doing it for the satisfaction I hope to feel at the end of this whole project. I'm planning on experimenting somewhat with styles and techniques, but overall trying not to stress over individual portraits. Instead, I am focusing on the end goal, and being able to see the difference and improvement (if any) after making all 31.

Using a blog as the format for a daily regimen isn't anything new - Meryl Streep and Amy Adams starred in a movie about this very subject in fact. Once you do a thing enough times, it becomes habit, and feels less like a chore. I've been drawing since I could hold a pen and as fickle as I am, it remains the one thing I constantly feel compelled to do. Often I feel as though I don't do it as much as I would like, so that leads to personal disappointment. I'm trying to take baby steps to rectify this problem... we'll see how this turns out.

October is the best month of the year anyway so why not.