Being a creative person is not just all about joy and whimsical passion there is some science behind it.

I’m not a writer, but my wife is and she is great at it. I could sit here and try to explain some wonderful concepts or I could send you to her website with one of her latest posts which is about creativity. It’s a great read and the ideas discussed are what allows me to create art daily.

For drawing today, it wasn’t much different from yesterday except that I was focusing a bit more on just heads with the short 1 minute drawings. For the rest I’m still trying to see the big shapes and get the whole figure down within a few minutes, simply and accurately. One thing that I think I’m going to try on my next session is standing up and drawing with charcoal sticks. I think this will be much harder but it will also be closer to painting.

Fundamentals: Creativity 101
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Fundamentals: Creativity 101
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  • Session: 1921
  • Work: 1397
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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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."