Superman: Embracing Deficiencies

I’m embarking on a new project that requires that I get back to drawing. It’s been a while since I’ve drawn in charcoal and I’m very rusty.

I love finding definite deficiencies in my skills. It’s like a super clear commanding order from the universe telling me what exactly I need to work on to get better. I’ve  know for a while that I needed to incorporate sketching back into my daily art and I’ve been trying to do that with my small sketch book and ink pens but now I know I really need to get the charcoal out daily and find my authentic and confident voice again in this medium.

The small ink sketches were not working at all, I needed to break out the charcoal set and newsprint. Once I start to get my confidence back I’ll be sketching on better paper.

What went well?

I have clear direction on what to work on.

What didn’t go so well?

I’m a bit frustrated at the lack of my confidence level in charcoal, but I’m going to work hard and get it back.

What did I learn?

Finding my faults and meeting them head on is wonderful!! It gives me all kinds of motivation and energy!

Session Details

  • Session: 2555
  • Work: 1634
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.75
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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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