19 cm2 drawings? Yes! On March 1, 2012, I started with a daily drawing in a square which measures 4.4 by 4.4 centimeters, which makes it a 19 cm2 drawing (or 19,36 to be exact)! Why, I hear you ask. Well, I had finished my self-portrait 365 project, so I was looking for something new to do. Since I wanted to draw more, I decided I would make a drawing about my day, every day. I was looking for an appropriate notebook, but couldn’t find anything I really liked. Then I came across the Monthly Simplanner at Studio Stationery and thought ‘hey, that’s a lot of fun, such a small space to use, how exciting!’ and so it started.
There are couple of rules to the game. One: I make a drawing each day. Two: I use a pen, and I can’t sketch with pencil, so yes, as I only have one shot at it, sometimes drawings go horribly wrong (see the example of the foot). Three: I can only use one color, although sometimes I’m allowed to cheat this rule. Four: I can experiment with style. So someday I just make a raw sketch, and someday I try out a bit of Manga.
I’ve been doing this for two months now, and it’s so much fun! I like looking back and trying to remember that day. It’s a great way to keep a diary! What about you, do you like keeping a diary, and if so, what does it look like?