Today’s art session was very fun! I worked on Paper Triangle and began an illustration.
As the other figure sketch dries I start another one. Figure as landscape.
I have a whole stack of 8×10 canvases that I’m going to begin experimenting with.
On the days when my day is so full that I have very limited time I fall back to drawing.
Today was another day where art took a backseat to all the other items on my list.
On the days that I have more than 2 hours to paint I get a lot done.
Today was an “art walk” day, where I attempted to do art and walk 50,000 steps.
Today I pivoted back to working on Resurgence and I love how I changed up the background.
I didn’t have very much time t work on this painting today but I did what I could.
I’m changing the method for this painting by going thick, opaque and high value.
Daily art day #3000!! That is 8.2 years of consecutive days of art!
Work took up most of my time today but I still made time for art, at least an hour.
I was able to get a bit more time in on art today than yesterday.
Another super busy day today and I’m rushing everywhere getting things done and rocking my day.
Today, and the rest of this week, was a busy day but I was able to get a good hour of work in on resurgence.
I got some good time in on resurgence today and was able to make huge progress.
Another day full of art time! I could lose myself in painting or drawing easily now.
Today was a morning of planning my next steps in multiple paintings.
I’ve changed the entire direction of this painting along with the figure.
My art time was later in the day and I didn’t have quite as much energy as I would have liked.
This painting is moving along quickly because of my focus on it with the time that I have.
I’m loving this painting and regretting that I don’t have more time in the day to work on it.
Painting with deep focus after a good night of sleep is one of the most enjoyable things I could ever do.
Moving back to Resurgence this morning I’m excited to bathe the painting in intense hues.
I’m having a challenging time today because of issues with sleep last night, but I made good progress.
I’ve started painting on Resurgence today and I’m having fun using a new set of colors I bought.
Wow! Super busy day today but I still got some art in.
The “Knot” painting is not dry. I don’t think it will be dry for a week so I’m starting on “Resurgence”.
This morning I put my first layer of oil paint on the canvas and intentionally kept it as intense as possible.
I ran lots of errands today so I didn’t get a good plan together for painting again so I did a gesture study instead.
I’m going to be painting again. The first painting is going to be in preparation for an idea that I’ve had for months.
I’ve finished my drawing of Westley and Buttercup from the Princess Bride movie. It’s not my best drawing in the Fandom Fitness series, but I…
Working on Westley’s sword arm and hand today after most of my day spent at work.
It’s amazing how just adding in a few sharp lines and darker values will change an area from a blob of unfinished to an object…
It’s interesting how some small changes can bring a drawing closer to finished than hours of larger work.
Letting go this morning with lots of charcoal I filled in most of the lower half of my Princess Bride drawing.
My energy today has been sapped because work started in the morning, my normal art time.
More work on Westley’s face today. I think his portrait will come together much faster.
I think that Buttercup’s face is working well now after some small changes to her eyes and the values of her face.
Struggling with structure and softness within Buttercup’s face.
Adding more charcoal to the paper and trying to keep it smooth for a feminine face.
A shorter session this morning focused on drawing corrections and accuracy.
Today was supposed to be all about getting the drawing refined for the whole drawing but I was seduced by detail.
My second attempt at drawing Westley and Buttercup Princess Bride with hopes that this one will go much better.
I’ve finished the Rosa Parks drawing after working her dress and more form in her head.
You can call this “pick and shovel” work. Lots of filling in with value but no subtlety.
The challenge for Rosa Parks dress is trying to instill form into a very dark area with subtle variations.
The basic values are set for Rosa Parks face which makes the bulk of this drawing done.