The 100 Day Project

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The 100 Day Project for 2020. Art every day, with the emphasis on daily practise and no rush to finish a piece.

I work slowly. Not for me is the daily posting of complete sketches or illustrations because they are nothing but scribbles.

When I practise every day I see the improvements in my skill. I lose myself in the process and I love it. Yet the daily practise is so hard to do. I’m sure I spend more time thinking about drawing than doing it!

#the100dayproject might just give me the nudge I need to practise every day and not be afraid of the results.

The Rainy Day is complete!

The Rainy Day | Days 24 to 33

Wet Race Meeting by Sybil Andrews was the choice for my next piece in #the100dayproject. The Rainy Day, as I called my version, took me […]

#the100dayproject continues with Escalating, completed in 1 day, 2hr 15m but over the course of 6 days!

Escalating | Day 23

It’s Wednesday today, this I know because I smiled and thanked our Bin Men this morning. And Escalating Day 23 means my fourth finished piece […]

escalating | day 22 progress

Escalating | Day 22

Today is proving to be one of those “bitty” days. You know the sort, where you start one job (e.g. writing a blog post) and […]

two days' progress on escalating

Escalating | Days 20 & 21

Today’s screenshot of the progress on Escalating, Days 20 and 21. When I work on this project in the evening I forget to take the […]

escalating | day 19 progress

Escalating | Day 19

There isn’t much progress on Escalating for Day 19. Truthfully, it felt like cheating today because I could copy and paste the people. And the […]

a new drawing today I call Escalating | #100dayproject

Escalating | Day 18

The linocut from Sybil today is one I call Escalating. I can imagine this scene, although I haven’t used an escalator since I was about […]

blow me down | day 17

Blow Me Down | Day 17

Yes, I definitely need to learn how to save line settings in Illustrator! It is easy enough to copy previous lines, but I’d like the […]

#the100dayproject day 16 progress

Blow Me Down | Day 16

Today I learned how to make a dashed line fade away at the end. Learning how save the settings ought to be my next job, […]



There is advice aplenty around the internet about forming good habits. Especially prevalent is the number of days required to build a new habit, ranging […]

blow me down | day 15 of #the100dayproject

Blow Me Down | Day 15

When I was browsing my gallery of Sybil Andrews’ art I saw the perfect piece to capture in Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue. […]

my 2nd art piece finished for #the100dayproject

Taking The Strain | Day 14

Choosing this simpler drawing was a good idea. Another 12-day art project might have sapped my enthusiasm for #the100dayproject! I enjoyed this little piece, with […]

a new drawing for #the100dayproject called Taking The Strain

Taking The Strain | Day 13

After making Racing ‘Round The Bend such a complex art project, I decided Haulers by Sybil Andrews might be easier to draw. Sybil calls her […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 12

Vroooom! And there they go, heading into the first corner… Here is the comparison with Sybil’s original art. This is my Illustrator version, with no […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Days 8 to 11

Not only is my working Illustrator file a mess, I am too. No progress images because I forgot to save them. One day completely missed. […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 7

The easy part! Well, the idea was easy; copy, paste and resize two more riders. It soon became clear I need more practise with layers […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 6

With the rider complete it’s time to draw some swooshes for speed. Being new to Illustrator I didn’t know what would work best. Perhaps I […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 5

There’s not a lot to say today. After all the fiddly line drawing yesterday I titivated* around the edges. The result is that it’s unclear […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 4

Multi-tasking is a talent I thought I had. I listened to a podcast today while I worked on some of the details around the rider’s […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject

Motorbikes | Day 3

Another early start to the day at 6.30am. Unfortunately, I run out of steam by 11am and nothing much else happens. Guess what else I […]

my progress on Motorbikes, #the100dayproject featuring work by Sybil Andrews

Motorbikes | Day 2

The first rider is taking shape. I started early this morning, at 7 o’clock. It’s my sole achievement today, unless I include my 3 hour […]

#the100dayproject, #the100dayproject2020

Motorbikes | Day 1

The image of motorbikes caught my eye immediately. I can almost hear the noise of the engines, and imagine the wind in my face, even […]