I had been thinking a long time about participating in some sort of art challenge and the World Watercolor Group hosted by Doodlewash caught my eyes. So, I started the first of January with this and so far it has been very fun and educational for me. I really enjoy that the theme is about Childhood Memories because that makes me remember things I haven’t thought about in a long time. It’s fun to go through memories in your brain and pick out one that you would like to draw and bring to life once again. I am very pleased with myself that I finally gave this a try because I absolutely love it.
I go after the list ‘’31 things to paint in January!’’ to get suggestions for what to draw every day and this far I have followed it. However, I know that I will not do some of the day’s suggestions because they are nothing that I can associate with and therefore I will alter it a little or change it according to me.
Day 1: Board Game
I had a hard time to decide which game a wanted to paint so I choose to do two. One of the games is ‘’Cluedo’’ and I used to play it with my whole family including uncle and cousins. The second game is a chess board that also becomes a box that my dad had in one of the high bookshelves when I was small. It was not only a chess game but also contained another game if you turned the board upside down.
Day 2: Zoo Animal
For this task, I had to search through my mind to find a very old memory, of maybe my first time to the zoo. I choose to depict a lynx and it’s an animal that I never have drawn before.
Day 3: Educational Toy
I think that I had to search through my mind a little bit for every task and this one was no different. The toy I choose to draw has been with me and probably my sibling all out lives and I think that it’s a very clever educational toy for small children. The educational part with this toy was that you could learn how to count with the different colored beads and also learn and understand the clock.
Day 4: Stuffed Animal
The stuffed animal was a clear choice for me. I tried to make it resemble my first and still ‘’living’’ teddy bear. He has a dark brown fur and around his neck sits a light brown ribbon with a small bowl.
Day 5: Movie Character
As a child, I loved everything that had to do with ‘’My Little Pony’’. I had several of the little horses as toys and I watched the movies over and over again. That’s why I thought it suiting to picture this character.
Day 6: Electronic Game
I was not that into electronic games when I was little so that’s why I had a hard time figuring out what to make for day 6. The Tamagotchi became popular once again when I was younger. Tamagotchi was a little electronic animal that you were supposed to take care of or it died. My brother had one that I kind of inherited from him. However, I did not use it very much but it was the only electronic game that I could think of.
Day 7: Balloons
Balloons were always, at least in my case, present at birthdays and other types of celebrations. I do remember that I got a big balloon shaped as a cellphone. So, that is what you can see in the seventh drawing and some other usual balloons.
I hope that you had a fun time in this post because I really had a good time creating these little drawings.
I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.