So at exactly this time last year I decided to set myself a drawing challenge in the lead up to Christmas (because I figured this time of year isn't busy enough).
Taking cues from one of Jake’s old Inktober projects I decided to use the 24 day buildup to Christmas to tell a story (I ended up doing 25 in the end). I wasn't allowed to have any description- just pictures. I posted one drawing a day like a sort of drawing advent calendar.
The focus was to try to improve my story telling skills rather than my drawing specifically (though hopefully it would also have some improvement on my drawing!) I had a very rough plan of where I was going with the story mapped out but it actually changed quite a bit as I had new ideas along the way.
I found the whole thing a really good learning experience and so I’m going to do it again this year and will be posting the first one on here and on my Instagram once I've drawn it a little later today.
I tried (in vain) to think of a catchy name/hashtag like #Drawcember or the even more tenuous #eventcalendar (because stories have events in them!?) So if anyone’s got any suggestions that would be great!
It would be amazing to see what other people do with this so if anyone wants to jump on board please do! #Christmasstoryadventcalendarthing
Here’s the link to last year’s if anyone wants to take a look: