With my renewed vigor in spending more time on art I’ve given myself a strict daily schedule. The best thing about a daily art schedule is that I can plan the rest of my day around it, plus keep my overall time doing art high. But I have to be focused during my planned life drawing sessions or I lose time, like I did today.

Life Drawing, Protect Your Art Time, warmup
Warmup
Life Drawing, Protect Your Art Time, 1.5 minute poses
1.5 minute poses

After my life drawing warmup and the first 15 minutes of short poses I got distracted. This is the perils of not having a dedicated studio. Things around the house are always there to grab your attention and pull you away from what your doing. You can tell in the next sheet, after returning to drawing, that I had lost focus…

Life Drawing, Protect Your Art Time, 5 minute poses
5 minute poses
Life Drawing, Protect Your Art Time, 15 minute pose
15 minute pose

I had to correct this pose because again it was predominantly vertical and I’m having trouble judging correct distances when moving vertical.

Details

  • Session: 1289
  • Work: 1115
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:

Categories

Drawing

2 Responses

  1. But didn’t we get a GRILL out of your distraction? I mean, that’s a pretty fair trade off, isn’t it?
    I still don’t know how you do it staying focused as much as you do at home, with obnoxiously needy cats, food right next to you, and other “squirrels” all around you. Especially when I’m home!
    I love going to the co-work so I can focus on one thing at a time. No matter how hard I try, when I’m home, I allow myself to do everything and anything except for what I know I should be doing.
    Your commitment to your craft is truly admirable!

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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."