Trying to Gather Momentum Again

It is said that when you get a locomotive going it’s hard to get it to stop. Then my locomotive gets the flu. Now, I’m dealing with the other end of the problem. I’m trying to gather momentum again with this locomotive and get it back up to speed, but it is heavy.

I’m still a bit sick, coughing a lot. At this point now it’s just very annoying. But when I’m faced with two to three hours of art I know I really don’t feel like it.

Trying to Gather Momentum Again: setup
figure drawing setup

Here is where I take a step back, “back to kindergarten” as it is said. You can’t get a train to go from 0 to 60 in a few seconds and our minds and bodies are the same. So we have to ramp it up. Today, again I only worked for thirty minutes, but my next session I will do more. How much more? I’m not sure but it won’t be hours more, I’m sure I can squeak out another 15 minutes more at least. Then the next day I will try and do a little more, hopefully by the end of the week I will be back up to my average of 2.5 hours of art a day.

Session Details

  • Session: 1088
  • Work: 914
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
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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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