SkADaMo 2017 post 1

November 13, 2017

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In 2014 I had a blast doing fictitious animal hybrids. You can take a look here, if you’d like. I was inspired by the MEOWLS and DIRDS I stumbled upon on the interwebs.

So, any who, giving it another go in an attempt to recapture some of the giddy joy it gave me a few years ago.

I submit to you, for post 1, “Pigeagle.”

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SkADaMo 2017

November 13, 2017

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It occurred to me that this blog celebrated it’s 10th year just this past September. It also became painfully apparent that I hadn’t bothered to post anything since April. So, what the heck, why not get back into the swing, with SkADaMo!

I realize that I not only waited until the last minute to get things started this year (a regular practice), I am in fact, starting halfway through the month. But flying by the seat of the pants is SkADaMo tradition, afterall!

Sooooo, it’s November 13th! That means all the cool challenges are not only upon us, but also halfway through.

There’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and, what used to be a November challenge

PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), now Storystorm, which now takes place in January.

There are probably a bunch more, but suffice it to say, November is a busy month for some. So now, since 2011, SkADaMo “Sketch a Day Month” has also been thrown into the mix. (That is, every year since, except for 2015, which was a difficult November, but we forge ahead and start anew! )

I really started SkADaMo as a personal challenge and gave it the name as a bit of a spoof on all the other November challenges. I even jokingly made a badge, thinking I would be the only participant. But lo and behold, several other wonderful artists, doodlers and sketchers threw their hats, or pencils into the mix, here and there over the years.

So if anyone wants to join in this year, they are more than welcome and very much encouraged to grab this badge, off to the side here and start sketching for the remaining weeks.

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SKADAMO RULES:

“What are the rules?” You may ask.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS!  No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of sketching, commenting back and forth and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!
SkADaMoers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Actually, the truth is I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is SKETCH! SKETCH! SKETCH! Sketch everyday from November 1 to November 30,or at least try to.
You may not sketch every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more sketches in your sketchbook at the end of November than you might have otherwise.
So, there’s that!

2. In the past I kept a running list of participants right here on my blog. This year, however, if you post your sketches or links to your blog on facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, flickr or pinterest, why not go ahead and hasthtag it with #SkADaMo. I believe this would be a much more efficient way to keep track and follow fellow SkADaMo participants.

Oh, and did I mention, I’m not very organized?

3. Go ahead and grab this small badge if you’d like and use it as you see fit, on your blog or what have you.

4. Most important rule of all… SMILE! This is fun!

Sketch on my fellow SkADaMoers, (should there be any besides myself this year!)