This Is Not A Drill: #the100dayproject

01 April, 2019

You are not seeing things.

I promise!

Tomorrow starts #the100daysproject.

I did the challenge last year and managed to get through 60ish days. This year I am determined to finish all 100 days.

For this years project, I want to do a sketchbook full of nature illustrations.....birds, flowers, trees, animals, fungi. All things related to Northern Michigan with little notes written about each entry. I think it will be a really fun project and a great way to work on my "realistic" illustration skills. Plus, with spring right around the corner, I'm hoping it will help get me out and about on some of my favorite hiking trails with my sketchbook, a pen/pencil and even, on occasion, my camera.

Over the last few weeks, I've been gathering my supplies and getting myself ready for the project.

I'll be using a sketchbook from Piccadilly that I picked up from my local shop.  With 240 pages I'll have more than enough room to house my project and then some!

I'm going to house my sketchbook in my Chic Sparrow A5 travelers notebook. I absolutely adore this tn and am very excited to have it housing this years project.

To help with inspiration as well as reference pictures, I picked up three vintage reference book from our local Goodwill: A Golden Guide to Birds, A Golden Guide to Mammals and A Guide to Familiar American Wildflowers. For a total of $2.00, they are a perfect accompaniment to this years project!

All the sketches will be in graphite pencil and colored pencil. I might break out the watercolor from time to time, but I may leave that strictly for the flowers.

I'm really excited to get started with my project and to see how it grows. I'll be done updates here on the blog throughout the project, but will be posting daily updates on my art related Instagram feed at AnImperfectionist or by following along with my hashtag #AnImperfectionists100days. I'd love to see you there!

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