Bad Drawing

I was pushing myself to just let the drawing happen and it turned into a pretty bad drawing.

bad drawing of xena

Not to worry I like failing. It’s the only way that we can grow. We need to make ton of mistakes and learn from them. The important part is to learn from them.

So what did I learn from this drawing?

Keep a balance of freedom and proportion while drawing. It’s easy to let loose and fall into chaos. But it’s just as easy get too structured and become rigid. The hard part is to keep a balance of both.

So, how do we keep the proportions correct while at the same time keeping the gesture and a sense of life in your drawings?

Practice, Practice, Practice!

So I tried another drawing with a bit more structure. But I didn’t get too far into it before I had to move on to the next item on my list.

A more structured drawing of xena

At some point I’ll find a better balance. For now I’m committed to deliberate practice daily.

Other Drawings of Xena

Gesture Drawing from Memory

I’m still really having fun with this exercise. I really have to focus hard on it, and focus is where all the learning happens.

What went well?

Lots of deep focus on drawing today.

What didn’t go so well?

I was too chaotic with my first Xena drawing today.

What did I learn and/or how can I do better?

Keep a balance of freedom and proportion while drawing. It’s easy to let loose and fall into chaos. But it’s just as easy get too structured and become rigid. The hard part is to keep a balance of both.

Session Details

  • Session: 2637
  • Work: 1691
  • Width: 14"
  • Height: 17"
  • Medium: Graphite, Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 4
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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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