Daily Art #2917

Today I’ve finished my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing.

On my morning walk I created a plan for moving forward with the drawing then when I got back I executed it well. I had a great night of sleep last night so I was able to focus deeply.

I smoothed the whole background with a bristle brush first to push it back further. Then I worked on her head shape and hair defining some sharper edges to further separate the portrait from the background.

I think moved on to the shadow side of her face refining the drawing and value. Lastly I spent time on the lace of her color defining some idea of it’s structure but not too sharp. I don’t want the lace to draw too much attention.

Her black robe just took some more deep charcoal and a few slashes with a knead-able eraser to show some form.

There are few things with the drawing that I could “fix” but that is always the case. Knowing when to call it finished is important.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg drawing


My normal daily warm-up.


What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I’ve finished my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Keep consistent with my daily plan.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

The new daily plan that I’m building with Balsamis is working well. I need to continue with it and keep referencing it throughout the day.

Session Details