After a full month of figure drawing daily I feel as though 2 hours of drawing is much shorter than it used to be. Before, even 30 minutes of drawing was a bit of a choir to get done. Now I feel that even 1 hour is short and easy to accomplish.
If you don’t already know I’m a bit obsessed with the visualization of data, it’s what I do for a living basically. So taking something so personal to me such as daily art and tracking the data is lots of fun. The best thing about this is the motivation I feel from easily reviewing my progress over the years.
This is a graph of 1313 days of daily art with the total art time spent monthly. I can easily see which month I was most motivated and the least. I can look at these months then check out the posts and compare what was going on during that time, like a vacation last September that lowered my monthly time.
I can also use this graph as a motivator. This month I was trying hard to beat, or come very close too my top month of 80 hours. Even if I don’t beat my best time, or if I’m 11 hours off, I still win no matter what.
This is one of the main reasons why I post my art all the time and track everything. It’s as if I’m a train moving forward over the tracks of time and all of this data is just adding weight to my momentum, increasing speed and making it impossible for me to stop.