Today’s art session was very fun! I worked on Paper Triangle and began an illustration.
I’m gone far enough with this painting for now until it’s dry.
Work took up most of my time today but I still made time for art, at least an hour.
Because all of the other paintings are still wet I’ve started a fourth painting in tandem.
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”.
I changed direction on this painting a bit today by planning to make it more than just a study.
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.
I was able to progress very fast on Rosa Parks this morning.
An easy day of art. An easy day overall!
I wasn’t able to commit a lot of time on the start of my Rosa Parks drawing today but I made progress.
Another focused AM art session with Steve Irwin and his crocodile.
This morning was super productive as I could focus on this drawing for much longer than normal being the weekend.
I’ve had a super busy day today but one full of productive awesome work.
I’ve started my next drawing. Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter!
Today was the same as yesterday. I’m working slowly with the most important part of the drawing.
One eye at a time, moving slowly. Working on the details using line.
The second day on my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing and it’s moving along very fast.
The next hero for the Fandom Fitness drawings is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This is getting just a bit repetitive but anything worth wile is challenging at times.
Every so slowly I’m getting closer to what feels like the vision I want to communicate in the background of this drawing.
I’m struggling to clarify my vision of the background behind Snape both in my mind and on the paper.
Today’s art session is much the same as yesterday but I’m having some issues with creating what I see in my head.
I’m being true to my word and simplifying my posts for a while so I can focus on other projects.
I have some major projects going on right now so I’m making some transitions to how I work daily at least for the next couple…
Life and art are magnificently connected and I’m always happy when I find yet another correlation between the two.
Another quick video and post today and this one is about having everything you need to be creative ready at hand.
This is going to be a quick one today. All I have for you is some basic advance of day to day, keep showing up…
I didn’t have much time for my Snape drawing today but I still feel accomplished after the art session with some simple planning.
One of the best practices we can have to keep our motivation high is self compassion. Be your own teammate not competitor.
I read a wonderful quote today by Jim Rohn about motivation and finding that last number in the combination to passionate practice.
Ever since I read Why We Sleep I’ve focused on getting the best out of my creative power plant, sleep, and it’s changed my life.