Drawing With the Flu: Day 11

This could possibly be artistic suicide. Art marketing 101 tells us that as artists we should never show our bad work. I say “to hell” with that. I wan’t other artists to see my bad days as well as my good one, I want to see other artist’s struggles. If anything this website, my blog, is honest and I’m proud of that.

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  • Session: 1087
  • Work: 913
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
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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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  1. I agree. We live in a world that often gives false pretenses because things are instantaneous and processes are sped up. Documentaries how animals living active and exciting lives in the wild, but don’t show the hours and hours and months and even years of the researchers studying and filming dull and stagnant activity just to get their 10-20 minute action sequence.
    Reading your favorite book in a series and getting upset that there will be another 2-3 years between installments (IS JON SNOW ALIVE?!?!), or films for that matter.
    Seeing the process is helpful and even inspirational to me. Hey, this guy has off days too! He didn’t become a great artist overnight! And the process will continue on ad infinitum. I hope you never stop learning and I hope you always feel honest and open enough to show the good, the bad, and the errors.

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