Amazing Panels My Dad Made

For most of my childhood I’ve watched my Dad create and now he and I can collaborate with these amazing panels my dad made.

I have a bunch of painting that have sit in my closet for years because they were painted on paper and you need a proper backing for oil paintings on paper. So I asked my Dad to make some panels for me. We’ve discussed his wood working project for years now and I knew he had the skill to knock this out of the park. And he did!

Now I have a whole bunch of panels, two more boxes coming in the mail, to glue my paintings to and hang for sell. Together he and I can collaborate on an art project. It’s going to make these paintings even harder to sell.

For Pocahontas today I erased more than I added. I didn’t like the way her torso was looking so I’m making some serious adjustments. Also I’m going to add an humming bird to the picture.

I love that this drawing is an authentic representation of a real native American woman but it also needs a bit more connection to the drawings purpose in the book, Disney’s Pocahontas.

Pocahontas Drawing in Graphite

Previous Pocahontas Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The Natural Way to Draw

II didn’t have enough time to day to work on an exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book but I will get back to it tomorrow.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Lots of tasks completed today and I planned my day well so I could get my art time in. Also, I didn’t expect it but the combination of my art and the amazing panels my Dad made has hit me closer to my heart than I realized it. Love it!!!

What needs work? What did you learn?

Listen more talk less.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

I don’t get out very often so when I do I tend to be very chatty. It’s nice to be conversational but it’s even nicer to give more to the people you interact with by listening to them.

Session Details

  • Session: 2856
  • Work: 1751
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 18"
  • Medium: Graphite, Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.25
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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