Buffy The Vampire Slayer

I’m trying to communicate a story of the character. For Buffy the Vampire Slayer I’m pleasantly surprised at the complexity of the character.

She is not just a slayer of vampires. She started out as the stereotypical California valley girl and then was the chosen one forced into a life of danger and heroism that eventually led to her giving everything for her sister and all of humanity.

Today media is full of strong female characters. We can’t have enough. But Buffy was one of the first.


  • Work: 1753
  • Size: 12" x 18"
  • Medium: Graphite on Paper
  • Sessions: 13
  • Start date: 11/27/2020
  • End date: 12/9/2020


Buffy Drawing Finished

With boundless energy this morning I put in lots of deep focus and got the Buffy drawing finished.

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Respect Your Art Heroes

During our Optimize Artists session today another artist shared some amazing wisdom on having respect for your art heroes and not comparing yourself to them.

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Plan Your Daily Art

For today’s post and video I’m going to give you a quick tip on how to plan your daily art.

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Sharpen Your Saw

Some amazing wisdom by Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is habit number 7, “Sharpen your saw”.

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The “Start Over” Dilemma

I’m posting very late in my day because we had a super busy awesome day but after coming back to Buffy tonight I’m faced with a “start over” dilemma.

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“Scratching” for Ideas

I’m loving Twyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit and the recent Idea I just read is all about “scratching” for Ideas.

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Want More Art Time?

The best way to improve anything is to measure it. So if you want more art time, measure the time you do spend.

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Artistic Stamina

With artistic stamina we can look at every “mess up” as a possibility for a positive in another drawing and an indication of how to get better.

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Buffy Drawing Session 5

Here is another quick post because it’s more of the same consistency on daily art practice.

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Buffy Drawing Session 4

I’m going for the quick posts now so I’m just going to go over my Buffy drawing for session 4. Quick and easy.

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Breaking Charcoal

I think I spent more time sharpening and breaking charcoal pencils today that I did actually drawing.

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Drawing Buffy’s Eye

After more changes to my master plan of this Buffy drawing I focused down on drawing Buffy’s eye before I move on to the rest of her body.

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Buffy Drawing Started

Today after more research and agonizing over imagery I finally got the Buffy drawing started.

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