A Day of Adjustments

Today has been a day of adjustments. I’m going to be adjusting my current Jurassic Park drawing as well as my future roadmap of practice and performance.

Pattie and I looked at the list of Fandom Fitness drawings that still need to be done and the number is somewhere around 30. If I continue with my current pace of completing one every 7-10 days it will take me about a year to finish these drawings.

I’m feeling an itch to get back into oil painting so I must increase my alacrity with my daily Fandom Fitness work. To do that I must unfortunately, cut some practice out for the time being.

As soon as I finish the 250 box challenge from Drawabox.com I will be putting this project aside until a later date. I will also be decreasing the time that I spend on my daily sketch and composition to 15 minutes. However, I will continue to work on the exercises from The Natural Way to Draw. The wisdom that I’ve learned from this book as well as its companion, in my opinion, The Art Spirit by Robert Henri has been invaluable.

I’m making these adjustments in my roadmap so I can spend as much time daily on Fandom Fitness. I continue to learn from these drawings daily and I’m filled with pride every time I look at the wall in front of me covered with my work.

Now, onto my adjustments with the tyrannosaurus drawing.

I didn’t feel that the previous image had enough dynamic action in it. Also there was way too much white space. After searching for over an hour today I found an almost perfect image of the tyrannosaurus. All I had to do was adjust the tail a bit.

I’m excited to begin the details of this drawing and push the action in the scene.

Jurassic Park Drawing

Previous Tyrannosaurs Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. Just three more pages left before I put the drawabox.com lessons down for a while.

drawabox.com exercise

One Minute Gestures

I will continue to work from The Natural Way to Draw book even though I feel completing the rest of the exercises will take a year.

Daily Composition and Sketch

These sketches are originally supposed to be done in 15 minutes or less. The daily sketch is from Steve Huston’s book and it’s focus is on drawing complex objects with simple shapes. Then the daily compositions were expressly indicated by Nicolaides to be limited to 15 minutes. I will return to this timing and each drawing will be as simple as the ones you see below.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I vastly improved my tyrannosaurus drawing with a new image and I have a better roadmap moving forward after a day of adjustments.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Just because I’m spending less time on some exercises doesn’t mean I can let go of my deep focus.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Keep the black hole type focus on all of my art practices and performances.

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