Tomato red, coral, or tangerine, whatever you call this orange-red color I’m suddenly obsessed! It started the other day at an event at Otis College of Art and Design. I spied a woman wearing head-to-toe black except for a bright tomato red statement necklace. She was sooooo chic. On closer inspection I realized her nails and lipstick were the same orange-red color. I pulled up the courage to talk to her and found out that the necklace, lipstick and nail polish matched perfectly because they were made to be worn together. J Crew sold all three to coordinate with each other. We both agreed that J Crew was brilliant and that her necklace was pretty fabulous. We weren’t allowed to take photos at the event so I went home and drew her look from memory.
The very next day I opened up my blog reader and noticed the same bright-red color worn with black at Bittersweet Colors. She called the color tangerine. I drew that too.
The Daily Drawing Challenge
These two drawings and many others are the result of a self-imposed month-long daily drawing challenge. Although I give myself the weekends off, every weekday I post a new sketch. It’s not called a challenge for nothing. I was rather nonchalant about the whole thing at first, then life became a bit more hectic and this week it’s been hard to find time to draw. Of course that was the point. The more I draw, the better my drawings become, but drawing needs to be a priority. How do you make drawing, or anything for that matter, a priority? Tell everyone you’re going to do it and, wham, you have to rise to the occasion or risk looking like a looser.
Have you ever done a daily challenge and posted it online? Any tips for success would be welcome!
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