Daily Art #2923

Tons of energy this morning as I’m having fun with all the texture in Steve Irwin’s crocodile.

The most important thing I want to communicate with this crocodile is it’s form. I don’t want it to look flat. I would love it actually invaded the users space, at leas with its head.

To do this I’m constantly thinking about the form for every little bit of texture I add. Does the strokes I make with the charcoal describe the form best? Does the values push the form in space? How can I adjust edges to make the crocodile fill space more?

All these questions I ask while I work. Vigilance on my purpose is key and The Natural Way to Draw by Nicolaides has helped tremendously with this.

Steve Irwin Drawing


My normal daily warm-up.


What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

AM focus and energy!

What needs work? What did you learn?

Finish up my Optimize for artists class recording today and free up more time for art.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Give the Optimize for artists class the time it needs but get it done so my wildly important goal gets the most time in my day.

1 thought on “Daily Art #2923”

  1. I actually noticed last night before seeing this post how the crocodilian (alligator/crocodile/whatever) was so life-like I felt it was popping off the page. So cool! I’m loving ALL these wonderful portraits.


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