After a nights rest and looking at yesterdays post once again I decided to edit the Yoda drawing a little.
Yoda Drawing (edit)
I didn’t like how the part of his robe to the left of his cane was taking too much light and attention so I darkened it a bunch. The focus should be all on the top half of the drawing, much less on the bottom.
Previous Yoda Drawing Posts
- Yoda Drawing Finished
- Errands, Work and Artwork
- Drawing Involves the Whole Body
- First Thing in the Morning
- Make Space
- A Relaxing Pace
- Beyond My Comfort Zone
- The Delicacy of Graphite
- Charcoal Over Graphite
- Changing My Materials
- Drawing of Yoda
Warm-up and DrawABox exercises
My normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.
The 250 box challenge from drawabox.com is taking be about 30 minutes per page. If I do 5 boxes per page then I need to only do 50 of these pages. After over 7 years of daily art and 2738 days, yes I’m boasting a bit, this task seems very easy.
Long Modeled Drawing in Ink
My second session on this drawing and I’m having a lot of fun describing form in ink.
One Minute Gestures
I spent some extra time today and did a round of one minute gestures in graphite. The first couple pages I was working fast, moving my hand quickly. But for the rest of the pages I focused on equanimity of mind and being succinct with each stroke. Economy is much harder and when it’s done well it can be the sign of a person who has mastered their craft.
Daily Composition and Daily Sketch
A sketch of the camera I use to take all my photos and of my neighbor standing by his grill yesterday. He was pondering something, lost in thought, I for some reason I saw him standing as a proud master of the grill. My original view of him was on level but I encouraged the heroic idea by drawing him from below.
What went well?
The Yoda drawing is finished! Again! I’m glad I decided to edit the Yoda drawing, it’s better for it.
What needs work?
I’m getting distracted from my art easily. Mostly by food…
What did I learn?
Building a box from my imagination is difficult but a certain order of placing the lines helps a bunch