As I have gained experience over the years I realize that art is done well with a calm and focused mind.

Drawing well is a combination of muscle memory, dexterity, method, knowledge and mental focus. The most important of these attributes is the ability to focus, if your mind is not focused nothing else will work well.

If you compare the drawing that I did today with the drawings I did from a couple days ago you will see the difference state of mind makes. Today’s session was calm and enjoyable. The drawings arn’t perfect but a lot of them turned out well and I attribute that fully to my ability to focus and get into the groove.

Fundamentals: Calm and Focus
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  • Session: 1915
  • Work: 1391
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
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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."