One Good Drawing

I did one good drawing tonight but the rest were rushed and really didn’t feel right. I was frustrated through all of them so I pulled out a box and started drawing it.

I did one good drawing tonight. Then after that I decided to do some starts. Basically just some beginning drawings without working them up further. I don’t know what happened but they all fell apart and I was really frustrated through the process. So frustrated that I moved the fairy statue back and pulled out a simple box and started drawing that. I figured that the simple shape would bring me back from whatever frustration I was feeling. Maybe I felt that if I could just do something correct I would feel better.

Well, I do feel better after looking at the first drawing I did. I wasn’t able to do a comparison because I moved my subject several times tonight, but I think it looks good.

Tomorrow during work I may practice making single marks every 10 minutes, just one very thought out mark every 10 minutes. Maybe that will teach me to slow down and respect the subject and materials more.

The Drawings


The Setup


My hierarchy of painting importance

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

Session Details

  • Session: 81
  • Work: 69
  • Width: 14"
  • Height: 17"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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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."

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