Two years ago today I began a daily art series through the month of February 2015. This wasn't the first time I'd set a goal for daily creativity of some kind, but this was the first time I'd really been able to stick it out.
You might ask why I wanted to burden myself with more work than I already had with client projects. Sometimes I felt as if I was stuck inside illustrator designing every day with little creative freedom or personal investment in my creation, so I wanted to give myself a reason to make something purely for the enjoyment of the process rather than trying to please a client with my design efforts. It became therapeutic and something I looked forward to every day!
I stuck to my goal pretty well; only skipping once or twice when I absolutely couldn't squeeze the extra hour from my day, and I always caught up later.
Before I began the challenge I chose a theme so that I wouldn't need to find a new subject to illustrate every day. I'd had some fun illustrating vintage cars previously, so I chose '60s cars as the focus of my illustration series. I curated a Pinterest board of cars that I found interesting from that era, and each day I would select a car for my illustration.
Since I've never published my work from this challenge, I've selected 20 of my favorite designs from the series that I'll be posting to Instagram over the next month beginning with the Alfa Romeo 1900 Kaiser Bergantin. Follow along if you'd like, and I hope you've been inspired to take up a regular creativity challenge of your own!
Oh, and if you have a favorite from the grid below, I'd love to hear it in the comments! I'm considering putting up some individual illustration prints for sale in the future.