Wow it is hot here! Unfortunately the heat saps my energy and focus, making it hard to stay the course.

One thing that I have learned is that if my focus and energy is waning then I should move to parts of the drawing or painting that are easy and hard to mess up. In this case I started blocking in the background.

I had started on the second hand beginning this session but when I began to yawn and drift. I recognized my lack of energy and moved to something I felt I could do half asleep.

Sticking With It
Sticking With It
Sticking With It, detail
Sticking With It, setup


  • Session: 1612
  • Work: 1277
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
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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."