Today at life drawing we had a very rocky start, but thanks to everyone’s patience and support we ended up getting back on track.
Not only did I forget my key to the studio this morning but right after the first 20 minutes the power went off due to blown breakers and I didn’t have a key to open the space next door and turn them on. Mikki, the model, was wonderful, she posed for 20 minutes without heat on. After that we had to wait for someone to come and get the space open so I could get the power on again.
Despite all the technical difficulties everyone was great. The artists community we have here is small but everyone in it is super nice and supportive.
The technical difficulties did have an effect on my drawing though. I was so distracted the whole time that I found it very hard to get focused on what I was doing so these drawing didn’t turn out well at all.
But the issues with power wasn’t everything keeping from drawing well. I believe that I have neglected drawing for too long now and my skills have deteriorated somewhat. So this means I need to schedule some drawing time weekly beyond just Saturdays with the figure. I should also try and schedule a still life or landscape once a week I’m sure those skills have deteriorated even further. It has been forever since I’ve done a landscape or a still life.
The good thing is that I’m finally committing to a consistent 2 hours a day of artwork every day. I’m proud of the fact that I can do this while having a full time job, a consistent workout schedule and a wonderful relationship with my wife. May day is packed but I have a lot to be grateful for.