Thanks to Anthony Ryder and his book “The artist’s complete guide to figure drawing” I had a great time drawing today and I was happy with the end result.




After reading some of my Anthony Ryder book today, something just clicked about the envelope. And this painting went super well. If I had spent as much time as it needed the drawing would have been perfect.

Can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.

My hierarchy of painting importance

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




  • Session: 28
  • Work: 23
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still Life in Apartment
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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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."