31 Days of Drawing People

People Drawings Collage

Drawing August is now over and looking back over the 31 drawings I made, I remember which of my photos I used for reference, what I like and hate about each one, and in some cases, how I was feeling or what I was doing on each of those days.

The point at which I got new markers is also clear from the change in colours during the second half of the month. I definitely think that doing something over and over again is a good way to improve but it’s a great way to get more confident at doing that thing too. So I don’t think I’m great at drawing people but I think I’m improving and I’m less scared of it now.

I’ve also decided that I’m going to keep this sketchbook as the place where I draw pictures of people. My plan during September is to try to go outside to draw people as often as possible, which means that my drawings might become looser or messier but again, if I want to get better and more confident at drawing people from real life then the only way to do that is to do it!

If you’d like to see my drawings from August in more detail you can click on the image at the top of this post, which will take you to a hi-res version of that photo collage. Alternatively you can see the individual photos I took of each drawing on my Instagram account.


10 thoughts on “31 Days of Drawing People

  1. alison o Reply

    These are so satisfying to look at. You should be very proud of yourself for doing it. I look forward to seeing more of your drawings from life.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Alison. Drawing people from real life after using just photographs feels daunting but, as I’ve already said, there’s only one remedy for that! πŸ™‚

  2. Shirley Levine Reply

    I love these. Great accomplishment and now you make me want to photograph more people to have images to use for practice.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thank you Shirley. It’s definitely a good way to combine photography and drawing – and getting lots of photos taken now would mean you’d have plenty of material to work from during the winter if it’s too cold to go out!

  3. Joy @ Joyfully Green Reply

    Correction: You ARE great at drawing people! πŸ™‚

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thank you Joy :D. xx

  4. Kristien Reply

    These are really cool! And I agree with Joy, you ARE great at drawing people πŸ™‚

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Kristien! πŸ™‚

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