Calm and Productive

Another calm and productive day of art making. I’m getting in a groove now and the necessity to rush is fading.

My Sheldon Cooper drawing is coming a long great. I’m moving slowly through it because the simplicity of the shading could be easily marred with a minimal amount misplaced strokes. I must be careful.

Sheldon cooper drawing

Previous Sheldon Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.

warmup

The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll every be able to create perfect boxes with freehand ink drawing.

draw a box exercise
draw a box exercise

One Minute Head Gestures

This is a fun exercise. Just the head, only the head. But compacted into one minute. Getting stuck on the details is perilous here so I try to always sketch in the shape of the head first before carving in the features.

One Minute head gestures

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

My cat sleeping in his box for a sketch. Then a couple of hikers we passed on a the mountain trail yesterday with their cute puppy. I really need practice drawing dogs.

daily composition and sketch

What went well?

My art day was calm and productive as I moved through each of my tasks.

What needs work?

Give the draw a box exercises more time this week.

What did I learn?

The larger shapes first, then the features.

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