Figure Drawing After a Long Day

It’s safe for me to say that doing artwork daily is a well established habit for me now, and even after a very long, maybe even frustrating day, it’s not difficult for me to sit down and do 30 or 60 minutes of figure drawing. Now, the challenge I’m facing is how to increase the time I spend on art and do it consistently.

One idea I’ve had is to split of my time doing artwork throughout the day. Maybe I do a drawing after I get off work and before my workout, then continue with more drawing at the end of my day like normal. But, I fear that this method will not provide enough time for me to establish a deep focus. On the other hand, I’m not working more than an average of 1 hour a day so deep focus is not happening anyway…

The only other idea I have is to cut out something from my daily routine and put more focus on art. Honestly I don’t think this is possible, I’ve simplified my life so much that I have three things I focus on throughout the day. My 3 W’s. Work, Workout and Work of art.

I wish I had a good answer to this, then anyone reading my blog would not just waste their time reading my rambling and actually benefit from it. I’ll keep working on it, and I write it here when I figure out a solution that works for me.

Figure Drawing After a Long Day, warmup
Warmup
Figure Drawing After a Long Day, 1 and 2 minute poses
1 and 2 minute poses
Figure Drawing After a Long Day, 5 minute poses
5 minute poses
Figure Drawing After a Long Day, 20 minute
20 minute

One Comment

  1. I think it’s great that arrt has become more than a routine or “something you have to do” but a sort of refuge from the trials and frustrations of the day. I’m sorry you had a bad day, but I’m glad you still did a great workout, and had some down time to work on your passion.
    I think one way to increase your time spent on art isn’t to increase the amount each day (especially your workday because let’s face it, there really isn’t any extra), but increase your weekend days focus. I like my idea of Sundays, where I drop you off somewhere and then I go volunteer at the tidepools and you spend that time doing landscapes. On some days, you’ll be “stuck” there for up to 4 hours. You’re going to increase your focus.
    We could also figure something out a couple days a week where I go for my interpretation of a jog and work on my glute exercises, and you do a sketch/drawing/painting at one of the many parks…
    The sky’s the limit. Keep putting motivation in your bank…

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