Janus, the Roman god of doors and gateways, is an appropriate figure to invoke on New Year’s Eve. (The month January gets it’s name from him.) Janus is traditionally shown with two faces: one looking back into the past, and the other looking forward into the future. These two New York City dudes on the E train felt very Janus-like to me. The guy on the left looks out, reflecting on 2016, and the dude on the right is meditating, listening to music with his eyes semi-closed, preparing for the year to come.
Here in Studio 1482 we are going to start the year by doing all of the exercises from our book One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity With Illustration and Mixed Media. But we’ll be doing the exercises that don’t feature our own work, so we can experience something new in 2017, and re-commit ourselves to doing one drawing every day. We’d love if you all joined us – you don’t have to be a trained artist, just someone who likes to draw. You can post your daily efforts on our Facebook group page, we’ll be posting there too.
Or (and) you could sign up for my new Sketchbook Skool kourse, A Drawing A Day. Lots to do in January…:)
Wishing all of you good things for 2017. Happy New Year!
posted by Veronica