The deeper the focus I can get the better the drawing turns out.

Life Drawing, warmup
Life Drawing, 1.5 minute poses
1.5 minute poses
Life Drawing, 5 min poses
5 minute poses
Life Drawing, 10 minute pose
10 minute pose
Life Drawing, 10 min pose
10 minute pose

This is a good comparison. I think the drawings above and below are well done but I like the above one better. There is something about the addition of value that I’m not liking. Either it’s the application of the charcoal or my affinity for line, I’m not sure.

Life Drawing, 20 min pose
20 minute pose


  • Session: 1301
  • Work: 1127
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
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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."