After my nap I put aside all self consciousness and recorded a long overdue warm-up video for Jansen Art Center.
I’ve been meaning to do another video for a while now but I was so worried about quality and how it was going to look for others that I kept putting it off. I’m thankful that my daily nap brought me some clarity on the subject and some energy to power through it.
After doing the video I happened to read this passage from The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, and I found it very serendipitous.
“People are often so affected by outside opinion that they go to their most important work half hearted or half ashamed.”
I still have to do some editing to the video but as soon as it is finished and uploaded I will link it on my site.
I was feeling a bit rushed today while working on this drawing and I thinking my it really shows in what I did today. The hair texture is too… scratchy and I do what to quickly render her shirt but I would like to do it with a bit more finesse.
Previous Eleven Drawing Posts
I’ll add in the warm-up page I did today during the video. Other than that there is not much to report on the gestures today. My mind wasn’t completely into it. Even though I’m excited that I got the video done I think it blew up my brain for art making.
What went well?
I was able to record a new video!
What didn’t go so well?
Focus wasn’t great for the gestures or the Eleven drawing.
What did I learn and/or how can I do better?
I recognized my mood and where my brain was at but instead of doing something different I continued on. Next time I need to recognize and make a change. Fit my energy to the task.