Drawing of a hand in ink, ink and ink

Drawing of a hand in mixed media

Drawing of a hand in mixed mediaHere’s my 623’th drawing since the 9th September 2014. It’s my hand. I’ve drawn my hand tons of times since i started drawing every day, but recently, it’s all been about cats and dogs – so I thought I’d try another hand drawing. Hands are really difficult – especially since I’ve gotten out of the habit of drawing them. I messed up the proportions quite a bit in this one, and while trying my best to fix them I applied the white guache quite handsomely. Since white guache is waterbased, it’s a really bad idea to apply water-based ink on top, because it’ll just turn into a muddy gray.

It looks pretty sinister, but I had fun with drawing this one. I keep hearing more experienced artists arguing against using all-black backgrounds because it gets flat and texture-less, and while I get that point, I also think that it has quite an effect on the spatiality of the hand. Anyway – the drawing wasn’t very planned – each step is pretty much an attempt to conceal an error in the previous step, but I bet I can learn a lot from working in that way.

Step a little back from your screen! It looks nicer from a distance 😉

A drawing of two cats called Oliver and Calvin

Hi everyone. These two cats are called Oliver and Calvin. Their owner entered into my “daily drawing facebook draw” (still looking for a good name for it) – and today I picked them out of the list randomly. This is the first page in a new sketchbook – this time I’ve picked one with thinner … Read more

A drawing of Quirky the blind kitten in india ink and ballpoint pen

Hi everyone! This is another request from facebook by Quirky the blind kitten. Quirky is a blind rescue cat who shares his everyday adventures on facebook. I chose Quirky’s request at random by using the random-number-generator at random.org. I hope you like it! If you’d like me to draw your pet, go check my free … Read more

Drawing of a cat called Trinny in ballpoint pen and India ink

Here’s a cat called Trinny. Her owner requested a drawing via Facebook, and I picked her photo randomly out of the queue.. (with a randomness generator at random.com !) She was really fun to draw – I hope you all like it! 461 Do you like this drawing I did of Trinny the cat? @ilovecatsApp … Read more

Get a free drawing of your pet!

Would you like me to make a drawing of your pet dinosaur, cat, wolf, dog, goat, rabbit or kangaroo? Like OneDrawingDaily on Facebook OR TWITTER or INSTAGRAM, and let me know about it (don’t forget to send me a link to your best photo of your pet) – Then I just might do it! I … Read more

Drawing of a little cat called Stitch in ballpoint pen and India ink

This is a request I got from someone who’d like a drawing of her cat Stitch. For once it isn’t a blogger! One of the reasons I take requests is to get a little exposure and “publicity” online, but it can’t all be like that. This little one would have been difficult not to draw! … Read more

Drawing of Merlin – the 20 year-old siamese cat in ballpoint pen and india ink

This is a request that I got from Layla from Catwisdom101. The cat is called Merlin and is 20 years old! The reference photo of Merlin is here. I did this one in ballpoint pen and india ink. These two always work nicely together. If i were to improve just one thing, I’d probably just … Read more