100 Days of Inked Astronomy – Week One

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Well I managed the first week! I’m actually so proud that I was able to upload one illustration everyday even if it was only for a week, but I think the first week is one of the most important. It is within the first week that we can see how difficult a project is, and make any appropriate changes to encourage ourselves to carry on. I am incredibly happy with how my first week went! I barely struggled at all and sitting down to work on each illustration became a real act of mindfulness. It would calm me down after a hectic day and really balance me out, almost a bit like yoga for the mind! The reason why I think my first week was so successful came down to three reasons. Firstly, I specifically chose a subject that I am fascinated with. Secondly, I planned out every single day of this challenge so I’m never stuck for ideas. Thirdly, I prepare these illustrations either the day before they’re due, or if I have work for a few days, I will create a batch of them so they’re ready to post on the correct day. I honestly don’t think I’ve been so organised in my life, not even when I was at uni! Organisation is really helping me within the project though and I hope that I can keep it up so I can continue this challenge as easily as I have started it!

Do you have a favourite among this week’s illustrations? Or are you excited for a specific constellation to come up later down the line? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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