The End Of An Era – Or At Least A Challenge


Another drawing challenge knocked out, and now it’s time for the obligatory wrap-up.

And, “truth gun” to my head, I’m a bit disappointed with how this one went. During the last drawing challenge we did, I pushed myself to try new techniques and keep trying to ramp up the quality and detail of my work (such as“Couple”, one of my wife’s favorites). This time around, although I do feel I got some good shots in (examples: “Slender”, “Space”, and “Can’t Hear You”), more often than not I was in a rush and I feel like the drawings I posted represented, at best, a disappointingly moderate effort on my part.

Participation was another disappointing area. We started out as 10 or so bloggers, ready to draw our way to glory. Only three of us limped across the finish. Some stalled right out of the gate, not even getting to day 10, and half didn’t make it past the halfway point. Maybe next time though.

Apart from the drawing aspect of this challenge, another goal of mine was to increase my number of readers; the last month has added another 21 fine folks to the reader ranks – I suppose I have to call that a success, but not the level of success I’d have liked, and I attribute that to the moderate effort I put into this challenge.

I also wanted to increase reader participation, but that has proven mysteriously difficult to stimulate.

Now that it’s over, I’m looking forward to doing another drawing challenge, but think I owe some non-art posts along with anything else I post.

And so ends the wrap-up. Until next time.


6 thoughts on “The End Of An Era – Or At Least A Challenge

  1. I made it half way. I apologized publicly on Facebook. I feel bad that I didn’t finish either, but I know you won’t hold it against me.

    I think you’re an amazing artist, and though you didn’t tackle more sophisticated techniques this go around, you still pulled it off with skill and style. Way to go. You are my favorite artist (after Zoe, of course) and Draw Something partner. 🙂

    • Yeah, you’re right, I won’t hold it against you. Anyway, I guess it’s someone else’s turn to start a challenge.
      (and we definitely need to find more time to play Draw My Thing)

  2. Not only did I wimp, I gloriously wimped in that I didn’t even check on you and your glorious challenge meeting.
    Clearly, I do not take these challenges seriously enough. But then, I have always thought that should I ever enter a boot camp situation I would be glad to spend my time on the business end of a potato peeler if it got me out of any arduous “challenge” type activities.
    Should you ever need someone to lower the bar…find me behind the mountain of spuds. 🙂

    • A mountain of spuds huh? I know what you mean, but I’m still imagining you in place of Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters. Anyway, still hoping to see more drawings from you.

    • No, sadly that cat disappeared the day we left that apartment. She ran outside and got lost. Or maybe she was reassigned, or maybe she caught a plane back to Thailand, I dunno.

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