For this session I look back at two hours of work and see that I’m getting lost in detail and missing the basic turn of the form.

One of the best reasons for doing daily posts of my work is it forces me to separtate myself from the work and look at it through a digital eye. This is much more effective than turning the canvas upside down or looking at the work through a mirror. If you ever want to look at your work with fresh eyes use your digital camera.

That being said, I now see that I’m getting too caught up in the details and I’ve missed the basic turn of the shoulder and pectoral muscles on this figure. For my next session I think I will work back into these areas and really try and push the correct turn of these complex forms.

Getting Lost in Detail
Getting Lost in Detail
Getting Lost in Detail, setup


  • Session: 1493
  • Work: 1213
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 16"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
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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."