Editing the Yoda Drawing

After a nights rest and looking at yesterdays post once again I decided to edit the Yoda drawing a little.

Yoda Drawing (edit)

I didn’t like how the part of his robe to the left of his cane was taking too much light and attention so I darkened it a bunch. The focus should be all on the top half of the drawing, much less on the bottom.

Yoda drawing in graphite

Previous Yoda Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

My normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The 250 box challenge from drawabox.com is taking be about 30 minutes per page. If I do 5 boxes per page then I need to only do 50 of these pages. After over 7 years of daily art and 2738 days, yes I’m boasting a bit, this task seems very easy.

draw a box exercise

Long Modeled Drawing in Ink

My second session on this drawing and I’m having a lot of fun describing form in ink.

Long Modeled drawing in ink

One Minute Gestures

I spent some extra time today and did a round of one minute gestures in graphite. The first couple pages I was working fast, moving my hand quickly. But for the rest of the pages I focused on equanimity of mind and being succinct with each stroke. Economy is much harder and when it’s done well it can be the sign of a person who has mastered their craft.

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

A sketch of the camera I use to take all my photos and of my neighbor standing by his grill yesterday. He was pondering something, lost in thought, I for some reason I saw him standing as a proud master of the grill. My original view of him was on level but I encouraged the heroic idea by drawing him from below.

daily composition and sketch

What went well?

The Yoda drawing is finished! Again! I’m glad I decided to edit the Yoda drawing, it’s better for it.

What needs work?

I’m getting distracted from my art easily. Mostly by food…

What did I learn?

Building a box from my imagination is difficult but a certain order of placing the lines helps a bunch

2 thoughts on “Editing the Yoda Drawing”

  1. One of these days, I’m going to drag you online and you are going to explain the pink highlighted lines on the drawabox…
    Oh, and I love the interpretation of the neighbor– king of the grill and hero for dinner


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