SkADaMo Day 24 (drawing 7)

November 24, 2016

turkey-vacation

What the smart turkey will be doing this November.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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SkADaMo Day 23 (drawing 6)

November 23, 2016

turkey-travel

Although traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday can prove to be quite challenging, Thom felt it would be worth his while to get out of town for a few days.

SkADaMo Day 19 (drawing 5)

November 19, 2016

sharkitty

Again with the SkADaMo sketch! I’m finally on a roll!

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SkADaMo Day 18 (drawing 4)

November 18, 2016

lemurtle

Lookit!

I managed to sketch yet again!

Trying to recapture some of the fun I had with SkADaMo 2014 when i was doing animal combinations. I’m not sure what was more fun drawing them or coming up with the wacky names.

I was inspired one day, while wasting time on the interwebs and stumbled upon “Meowls” and “Dirds.” Seems like animal combos are definitely a thing.

So… jumped on the bandwagon.

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Fru Fru from “Zootopia” fan art.

Ok, SkADaMo 2016 didn’t go as planned. But lookit, I drew Fru Fru the lil shrew from “Zootopia.”

Why?

Well, a Facebook friend of mine started a little situation where everyone gets assigned a Disney character to post, hopefully brightening up everyone’s Timeline during a pretty grim period in social media. I posted it on Facebook and thought I’d count it also as a SkADaMo sketch. Always the opportunist!

So, hoping this gets me revved up to do more sketches for the remainder of November.

Fingers crossed!

SkADaMo 2016 Day 2

November 2, 2016

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Romeo and Ghouliet

A little rough leftover that never got inked for Inktober, so it gets to be a SkADaMo sketch.

Hey, it’s All Soul’s Day, so it’s almost appropriate.

SkADaMo 2016

November 1, 2016

skadamo-2016-post-lemur-mainI realize I waited until the very last minute to get things started this year. But flying by the seat of the pants is SkADaMo tradition, afterall!

Sooooo, it’s November First! That means all the cool challenges are upon us.

There’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and

PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), of which I am a usually participant of but I understand it will be moving to January this year. Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

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.

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.

(Oh, by the way, I count this badge as my first sketch, so neener neener!) We play it fast and loose over here at SkADaMo!

skadamo-2016-lemur-badgeSKADAMO 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!)