Putting this Drawing Aside

After another failed attempt at rescuing this drawing I decided to put the Princess Bride drawing aside for a while and come back to it later.

I’ve never had a piece start out so well and fail so badly. Regardless of the reason why it’s not working out I’ve learned a lot from it. Also, this is the first Fandom Fitness drawing that has a full composition to it which is a bit outside of my comfort zone and I find that a huge positive.

It’s only we stretch outside our comfort zones do we have a chance at greater heights of excellence. Unfortunately we also have a change of falling flat on our face. We have to be willing to take the chance and learn from the outcome.

Princess Bride drawing

Previous Princess Bride Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


One Minute Gestures

The one minute gestures exercise from The Natural Way to Draw hasn’t gotten any easier and I don’t think it every will. I’m at a constant battle with myself for every one minute gesture by trying to keep the whole of the figure in mind while at the same time instilling some details and accuracy to the photo.

Daily Composition and Sketch

This is a very old sketch book that I never filled up so I’m drawing on all of the underside pages. This page happens to have some oil paint stains on it, but I ignored them and drew a glass over them.

The composition today is of a guy playing Frisbee golf. I wanted to capture the action in his body right as he was letting the disk go. He had this overhand way of throwing the disk that was interesting.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I got a ton done on the website today and began moving over zoofit.net also. Even though I decided to put the Princess Bride drawing aside for a while this was a good day.

What needs work? What did you learn?

I need to analyze my mistakes from this Fandom Fitness drawing and try not to repeat it for any of the others.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Tomorrow, before starting the next drawing I’ll jot down some notes and pans to avoid the Princess Bride pitfalls.

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