Day to Day, Keep Showing Up, Keep Creating

This is going to be a quick one today. All I have for you is some basic advance of day to day, keep showing up and keep creating.

The overall purpose for my website and daily art blog is to show other artists what it takes. It’s easy to look at the end product of other amazing artists, get fired up with tons of motivation and what to do it yourself only to stop after the first few weeks, months or years.

Great art takes time. It takes a daily commitment to practice and effort. Focus on the process of showing up daily and getting done what you can and the masterful outcome is inevitable.

Fandom Fitness Drawing

Slight changes to Snapes face today. I keep working on the very subtle transitions and shapes of shadows in his face because that is what it take to get a likeness and that super important expression.

If I have to spend 20 days on just getting the expression right then it’s worth it. This is the central theme of the picture, the pillar to which all else rests upon. So, I’ll put in the time it needs.

Serverus Snape Drawing
Serverus Snape Drawing detail

Previous Severus Snape Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


Extended Gesture Study

Today’s exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book is my current favorite because I get to work longer on a figure drawing. Lots of proportion errors for this drawing so it’s an even better learning experience. I should take more time and care in my measurements.

Extended Gesture Study

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Day to day, I keep showing up and keep creating!

What needs work? What did you learn?

More focus on measurement with the extended gesture studies but don’t forget to keep the gesture in there.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Next time I just spend more time measuring and getting it right while moving back to gesture every now and then.

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