Pressed For Time

Because I’m tying to move my website to a new host and domain I’m pressed for time all day.

I would like to get the transition to the new domain done soon but it’s cutting into my art time. But what is worse is that my focus is not what it would be while I’m drawing. The work that I’ve done on the Princess Bride drawing in the last two days needs to be erased and redrawn.

Princess Bride drawing

Previous Princess Bride Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


Modeled Drawing in Ink

The modeled drawing in ink exercise from The Natural Way to Draw is fun but like all modeled drawings I get too caught up in rendering. Especially after seeing a drawing by Bartolomeo Passarotti in Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters.

What I loved about this drawing is that it gave me clear insight into how to best render the turn of a form using line. I noticed that Passarotti uses lines that go with the form to render a darker value over the whole shadow area and lines that go against the form for the core of the shadow.

I’m attempting to do the same in this modeled drawing exercise.

modeled drawing in ink

Daily Composition and Sketch

A sketch of a bowl of pears and a drawing from memory of a guy lifting a kettle bell from a stock photo.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I was able to get some art time in today.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Because I’m working on my website I’m pressed for time and unfocused when working on art.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

I’m going to split up my tasks for the new website over the next few days and make sure that I put my art practice and performance first.

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