The Most Committed to Our Identity

When we’re at our worst that is the time to be the most committed to our identity. Today my motivation is slow and blah, blah, blah. But I’m committed, so I got the work done, period.

It’s taken me years of daily art to build up this kind of willpower. At this point, almost 8 years later, there is no question if I’m going to get something done every day. But, I’m also at a point where my minimum of 30 minutes isn’t enough.

It takes a lot of time of daily work and working when you don’t feel like it, but if you constantly remind yourself of WHY. Then nothing can get in your way, you will find a way through.

Maudlin rhetoric aside, I knew that I didn’t have the brain power to tackle anything important on the Princess Bride drawing so I reduced my effort down to filling in some spaces with graphite and charcoal.

Princess Bride drawing

Previous Princess Bride Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


One Minute Clothed Drawings

Honestly I don’t really see a reason to go back to the nude figure for gesture drawings. Unless I choose a path of work that focuses on the nude then I’m going to continue to work with reality. The Natural Way to Draw

Daily Composition and Sketch

Same as yesterday. A sketch from a stock photo still life, then drawing from memory of a girl that I drew from with the one minute clothed gestures above. Even though I drew her not 30 minutes before, I still had a ton of inaccuracies to the original image.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I can celebrate today more than most. Because it’s the harder days like today that being the most committed to our identity matters.

What needs work? What did you learn?

I need to get my sleep back and order, it’s my number one priority.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Working on it.

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