Originally I planned to do a still life tonight but I have some ideas about what I want to do and I just couldn’t find a subject that I was interested in. So I did figure drawing instead.

I’m so glad that the internet has progressed enough to provide artists like myself with a wealth of things to study and the New Masters Academy site is cheap enough with tons of content to keep me busy for years. So when I can’t think of something to draw or paint, I go there for lots of ideas.

Figure Drawing, instead of still life, warmup
Figure Drawing, instead of still life, 1-2 minute
1-2 minute poses

The good thing about paying for a service is you feel like you should use it. Now, I don’t force myself to use the NMA videos or images, honestly their content is so well done that it’s motivating just browsing the content. But, now I don’t have any excuse for not spending at least an hour every day doing some type of artwork when I have a good internet connection.

Figure Drawing, instead of still life, short poses
1, 2 and 5 minute poses
Figure Drawing, instead of still life, 5 minute poses
5 minute poses


  • Session: 1207
  • Work: 1033
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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2 Responses

  1. Our produce box starting up in a week or so will also possibly give you plenty of subject matter, too. Hopefully.
    If not, those hydrangeas are starting to bloom. Just sayin’

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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."