Power Loss

My art session today was cut short due to power loss. We live next to a bay not too far from the Pacific ocean so we got a lot of wind which leads to a loss of power.

I did what I could without lights and my computer. I honestly don’t need my computer to do most of my artwork but it’s hard to do gestures of people when all your images are digital.


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


One Minute Gestures

I was just getting into the one minute gestures exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book by Kimon Nicolaides when the power died. I didn’t get upset about it at all. I just moved to something else, a wonderful workout in the living room with Pattie.

Daily Composition and Sketch

After the workout I continued with my daily practice and drew my nephrologist from memory. It looks nothing like him but I took the time to build in a simple structure for the major body parts.

I also took more time with my daily sketch and it really shows. I drew a Buddha statue sitting on our keepsake shelf. I’ve painted and drawn this statue many times over the years.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Good news is that the power loss didn’t last long and I was able to get my post done. I’m not concerned that today was short on art. I was wanting to take today easy anyway, plus I’m off work all next week and I’m planning an art marathon all week.

What needs work? What did you learn?

I would like to put my Fandom Fitness drawing research earlier in my day along with the writing I do on my artists perspectives.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Tomorrow I’ll make sure to start the research first and then move to my artist perspective writing.

2 thoughts on “Power Loss”

  1. This is also why I just got a stock of journals, so I can work on my writing anytime, anywhere if I absolutely need to. Or at least have something I can work on, Nice job adjusting to your reality and not letting it side-track you. Inspiring as always…


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