Getting Worse, cover

Getting Worse

I’m still sick and I’m getting worse. I’m not sure why but today I wasn’t feeling well at all. Short session.

More Information, cover

More Information

I’m drawing this figure today trying to use the method from the Russian academy book. But, I’m not doing well, I feel like I need more information.

Nose Anatomy, cover

Nose Anatomy

I’m drawing from my new book. “Fundamentals of Drawing”, it has a lot of great anatomical pictures like this nose anatomy.

Home Sick, cover

Home Sick

After all the traveling and lack of sleep it is no wonder that I caught a cold. So, I’m drawing and home sick.

Sheep in Pasture, cover

Sheep in Pasture

Getting caught up on sleep, I napped a lot today and ended up drawing the sheep in pasture just behind the home we were staying at.

Ink on a Plane, cover

Ink on a Plane

Sometime when I’m on a trip I can get a good drawing session in. Then sometimes it’s the end of the day and I’m dog tired doing ink on a plane.

A Very Long Day, cover

A Very Long Day

After only a few hours of sleep, I flew overnight to Chicago, worked all day and finally got to bed late. It was a very long day.

Starting Over, cover

Starting Over

As I constantly strive to improve my drawing I find myself going back to basics, it’s not exactly like starting over, but some days it feels like it.

Slow On Purpose, cover

Slow On Purpose

I’ve always been pushed, or guided, to go fast when drawing gestures in the hopes of drawing the entire figure accurately in a very short time, but today I’m going slow on purpose.

Life Drawing: cover

Life Drawing

I’m already exhausting all of the timed life drawing image sets provided by New Masters Academy. I’m thinking about creating my own bank from their images.

Drawing Focus, cover

Drawing Focus

I experimented with drawing focus, or lack there of. I was intentionally distracted while drawing this session and it didn’t turn out that well.

In the Zone, cover

In the Zone

I may have not produced some of the best looking drawings but I was having fun and I was in the zone for this session.

Finished: Sara, Cover

Finished: Sara

After a total of 47 hours of work over 23 days I’m done with this painting. I ended up naming it Sara after the model’s name from New Masters Academy.

Leg and Foot, cover

Leg and Foot

I wasn’t feeling well all day today but I was able to accomplish two hours of painting a leg and foot anyway. Unfortunately I missed my workout today.

Thigh and Foot, cover

Thigh and Foot

Early morning painting session today and I worked on the thigh and foot. I can smell the end of this painting and I’m happier with it daily.

Taking a Day, cover

Taking a Day

There are times when it is best to recognize my mood and deal with it by taking a day to relax. Of course I still did some painting, I just shortened it today.

Life Drawing: Ronni, cover

Life Drawing: Ronni

Life drawing today didn’t go as well as I hoped. Well, the session went well, but my drawings weren’t as good as I wanted them to be.

Time Flies, cover

Time Flies

At the 14th session for this painting I’m finding that time flies when I’m working. I’m getting into the good parts and having a great time painting.

The awkward stage, cover

The Awkward Stage

It seems like every painting has an awkward stage. It’s that stage where everything doesn’t look quite right and you don’t know if it’s going to go bad or get better.

Slow Block-in, cover

Slow Block-in

At my current rate with the slow block-in this painting is going to take much longer than my previous paintings. I’m okay with that.

Starting Again, cover

Starting Over Again

After after a lot of thought on this current painting I decided on starting over again. But this time I’m putting much more care into the preparation of my canvas.