Monday, 5 November 2012

Day 5 - AEDM & Nablopomo - #36 Buddha

I came so close to packing in the 75 day sketch challenge today. 
I was just not up to par.
I felt so tired and 
I kept putting the sketch off, 
and putting it off,
and putting it off,
 until 3 pm came and, 
I thought, it's now or never! 
I forced myself to grab my pens and Moleskine sketchbook 
then went to my bedroom/my sanctuary. 
There, I sat on my bed and sketched 
the Buddha sculpture that resides in my room. 
I love this statue! 
It's not the first time I have sketched him either. 
He is from Bali and sculpted from wood. 
He sits nearly two feet high and 
was originally dark brown but 
I painted him an aqua-blue which I love.
He always seems to bring me peace and calm. 

So, here he is...

#36 of 75 pen/ink sketches

Pencil-free sketch in A6 pocket Moleskine sketchbook 
using a mix of ZIG Millennium, Faber Castell PITT, and Micron pens.

So, I live to see another day in the 75 day pen/ink sketch challenge. 
I'm nearly at the halfway mark now and
I sure hope I can make it all the way to the end.

To check out posts by other Art Every Day Month members for this week, 
click HERE.

~ Love, light and peace ~


  1. Love the drawing! And well done for not giving up!

  2. Well I'm so glad for you that you didn't give up! Well done, and great sketch.

  3. glad you didnt give up! the sketch is very good and I love those buddhas too!

  4. I love how the Buddha inspires! Great sketch... and great you kept with your challenge, Serena :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  5. You didn't feel like sketching, and yet you produced a beautiful drawing! You are an inspiration!

  6. I love your statue, too! And your drawing is great, as always. Do you ever make a really bad sketch!? I doubt it.

  7. They say art heals, and it looks like your marvelous drawing was just what you needed to feel better. And of course, it is gorgeous, too!!

  8. Please don't give up--your sketches are inspirational! Not only because they're really great, but also because you're so regular with the practice. Gives me something to aspire to. Happy AEDM :)

  9. wow, I'd have to say that's heroic, at 3 am?? I was half finished my AEDM and went to bed, no hero last night! Sketch on Serena!

  10. good on you for sketching even tho you didn't feel like it :)

  11. Great job! That's a heroic effort girl!

  12. hang in there... you will make it and I am glad we get to see that awesome buddha again... your line work is sooooo great...xx

  13. so glad you did, this sketch is wonderful. I love it!

  14. I love pictures of your Buddha and you could sketch one everyday as far as I'm concerned! I didn't get as much done on Sunday to post for Monday's AEDM. I had to create and then post. You are doing a fabulous job keeping up with sketches every day! I'm sure you'll make it all the way through. :) I hope today is a better day!



  15. I hope you continue, Serena!
    I've always loved your buddha. :)
    Hope you feel better.
    Love and hugs!!