From time to time I need a reminder of just why I continue to do what I’m doing. It’s tempting to jump from one thing to the next without spending the time it deserves.
So, why am I doing this figure starts?
When I’m drawing and painting from life the session only lasts 3 hours. With breaks, the actual time spent working is close to two hours. I have to be concise in my drawing and capture the proportions correctly and quickly. Also when I do get to applying paint I need to be able to generalize the figure, yet do it accurately. I’m basically training myself to make strong foundations for great paintings.