Working on drawing and following Anthony Ryder’s book still. The “envelope” and the “block-in” are progressing very naturally, I’m liking this process more and more.



The setup
The setup

Still drawing, still working on this fairy figure.

The more I work at it the more I improve, as long as I take my time and measure everything several times. I plan on working further with this painting and constantly refining the drawing until it is as perfect as I can get with a paintbrush.

My hierarchy of painting importance

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




  • Session: 29
  • Work: 22
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • 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."