All of my figure drawing for the past month has been focused on starting. I feel that the first 5 minutes of a drawing will determine the entirety of the drawing.

If I can get the initial drawing down well in the first 5 to 20 minutes then the rest of the drawing always goes smoothly.

figure drawing, warmup

Shorter session today, I didn’t get started till later and by that time my day was almost done and I was tired and losing focus.

figure drawing, 2 min drawings
2 minute drawings
figure drawing, 5 min drawings
5 minute drawings


  • Session: 1308
  • Work: 1134
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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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."