Art and Wood Working

Today was another very long day of art but this one also included a lot of wood working.

My morning was much like any other beginning with practice then moving onto performance with my Pokemon drawing. My time only interrupted with exercises and breakfast.

Then the rest of my art day was taken up by cutting a lot of wood with a hand saw then assembling two pieces of cradled birch plywood. This is the biggest step into mounting my oil paintings, done on paper, onto the board.

cradeling a board for mounting a paiting
cradeling a board for mounting a paiting

I was so busy today that I didn’t take any photos of the process but I have a lot more paintings that I need to mount onto cradled panels so at some point I will document them.

Now, back to my morning and the current Fandom Fitness drawing.

I’ve reached the home stretch with Pokemon and I expect to finish this drawing either tomorrow or the next day. I’m super happy with the outcome and especially all that I have learned taking on a subject so different from anything I’m used to.

Pokemon Drawing

Previous Pokemon Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. Today’s boxes were abysmal. All of the outside lines I drew never seemed to land in the right place so I have lots of errors. exercise

Long Modeled Drawing in Watercolor

This is the second session on this long modeled drawing in watercolor. I feel as though I’m getting really good at visualizing the human form as simple shapes and describing it. Although the small details, such as feet and hands, really elude me currently when working in watercolor.

Modeled drawing in watercolor

Daily Composition and Sketch

I’m tremendously influenced by some of the greatest illustrators I’ve ever seen now and today I used the book Rendering in Pen and Ink to help me with my pen work. Just looking at the pictures in this book and copying some of the drawings has helped my daily compositions tremendously.

If you want to know everything there is to know about working in pen and ink I highly recommend this book.

The sketches for today came right out of the book as I copied trees. The daily composition is of my neighbor power washing a driveway.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Tons of work done today on art and wood working.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Take my time with the draw a box exercises.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Next time I’ll try and set a timer for my draw a box exercises and make sure I use up the whole timer and moving slow through the lines.


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