It’s going to be a short post today because today was basically the same daily art as yesterday. I began going through my new drawing routine but was interrupted by work stuff and had to take a while to sort that out. It ended up that I only got an hour and a half of art done today.

I’m constantly reminded of George Leonards book “Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term fulfillment”. In the book Leonard describes mastery as a long journey and points out that one has to be comfortable with constant practice over years. It’s hard doing work daily that your not happy with, but I have to trust in the daily practice and know that eventually all these plateaus and small peaks add up to lots of progress.

Sigh… I wish success was as easy as media sold it to us. A 60 second commercial showing the end of a long journey and the celebration of achievement is really nice but the reality is very different.

Different Day Same Daily Art: warmup page
Warmup page
Different Day Same Daily Art: gesture drawings setup
Gesture drawings setup
Different Day Same Daily Art: gesture drawings
2 minute gesture drawings
Different Day Same Daily Art: Quick self portrait
Quick self portrait
Different Day Same Daily Art: figure setup
figure drawing setup
Different Day Same Daily Art: figure drawing quick
Quick figure drawing start
Different Day Same Daily Art: Still life setup
Still life setup
Different Day Same Daily Art: still life with yellow pear
Still life with yellow pear


  • Session: 1012
  • Work: 850
  • Width: 5"
  • Height: 7"
  • Medium: Oil, Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:


Drawing, Painting

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Chris 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."