Focusing On the Process

Today, like any other day I’m being consistent. I don’t have anything in particular to right about I’m just focusing on the process.

I feel that most of us need some meaning larger than ourselves to write or do art or to write a daily post about your art. But, hanging all our motivation and time on weather or not we have a huge purpose for the task tends to pull us away from the process. And its the process that will eventually get us to what is important.

So for today’s post, I don’t have much to say other than what I worked on and maybe a bit of how I feel.

Martin Luther King Jr Drawing

After getting far into this drawing I realized that I wasn’t focusing on my motive. I’m going to fix that tomorrow and write out my motive and what I want to communicate.

Martin Lulther King drawing

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King Jr

MLK led the Montgomery Bus Boycotts in 1955 in which individuals didn’t ride the but for 381 days. That is some amazing commitment!

Previous Post of My MLK Drawing

Right Angle Study

I still really love this exercise from The Natural Way to Draw. I won’t go to far into it but you can read the whole book with all the pictures online.

right angle study

I also talk a bit about the process on this post.

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

I drew a small bottle of golden acrylic paint. And a large man at the grocery store that I was a bit afraid of.

daily composition and sketch

Warm-up and Torso Sketches

The book from Steve Huston is wonderful and I love all the sketches but I think I love this interview he did with Proko (below) even more.

In the interview he basically communicates everything from The Art Spirit by Robert Henri which is basically my art bible at the moment.

What went well?

A productive art day.

What needs work?

Focus more on my drawing and remember that my motive is paramount. I need to be focusing on the process.

What did I learn?

I’m addicted to food… I need to work on that a lot!

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