So the day after Halloween, we went on a little hiking tour. I was the driver, so of course I didn't drink the night before (I don't like alcohol that much, anyway), but I got home really late... or early? xD So the drive was quite exhausting. It was worth it, though. :) Pretty views, fresh air and good food!
The first of November was also the first day of NaNoWriMo. I'm not a writer, but I had actually planned my own little challenge to go along. Inspired by Felix Scheinberger's book, I wanted to fill a double spread of my sketchbook every day. Again. And yet again I failed. :'D
But first, here are some photos my boyfriend and me took!
(Bad scan quality, sorry. I'm not familiar with that huge library scanner in Salzburg yet):
Well and then I already started to become lazy... November was a month full of new experiences and changes, so I thought it was perfect to give this visual diary concept a try. But I didn't make it. When I drew, I forced myself to, and did it reaaaaally quickly. I didn't have the feeling I was actually learning from just shooting these sketches on the pages, it wasn't fun, and I don't like looking at them. :( Some more examples:
(page from when I went for dinner with my aunt and Mum)
Generally, it's still a long and hard way from a sketch to a finished piece for me. I'm trying to find a way in between for my sketchbook work. Not fully fleshing things out, but still putting a little more effort in my sketches, instead of creating halfhearted scribblings like above. A compromise between spending seconds and hours on a page... at least failing at this little project made me aware of how I really want to learn that. I'm glad I tried.
By the way, I didn't manage to draw every day as I wanted, but of course there are more than the few I posted here. It's just that when you try to draw every day, it's a little like writing about every day. It happens to become very personal now and then. You wouldn't scan and share your diary pages in the internet, would you? :)