Session #023, Work #021

Tired after a wonderful hike today, I just focused on the very basics of drawing. I will plan to continue this tomorrow.



The setup
The setup

Not much to say here. I was kinda tired today after a wonderful hike. But I still wanted to try and get some drawing in.

The idea here is based on a concept that I have heard many times, “Work from the general to the specific”. I was going over one of my old art books that I had printing notes from years ago and an artist, I can’t remember who, gave specific steps and indicated his foundations for great drawing. Basically it is the Bargue style, also seen with Ted Seth Jacobs and Anthony Ryder, all master draftsmen.

So, I took all kinds of time just getting the general correct and seeing how to measure correctly. So far it turned out really well. Of course I didn’t get that far by the contours are pretty darn close.

My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color


Drawing comparison at three stages of the beginning drawing.
Drawing comparison at three stages of the beginning drawing.

How can I improve the drawing

No further Comments for Drawing.

Session Details

  • Session: 23
  • Work: 21
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



Recent Posts


Christopher Beaven

Christopher 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."

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.