Figure Drawing

After a full month of figure drawing daily I feel as though 2 hours of drawing is much shorter than it used to be. Before, even 30 minutes of drawing was a bit of a choir to get done. Now I feel that even 1 hour is short and easy to accomplish.

If you don’t already know I’m a bit obsessed with the visualization of data, it’s what I do for a living basically. So taking something so personal to me such as daily art and tracking the data is lots of fun. The best thing about this is the motivation I feel from easily reviewing my progress over the years.

Custom artwork database and daily art tracking plugin created for WordPress.
Custom artwork database and daily art tracking plugin created for WordPress.

This is a graph of 1313 days of daily art with the total art time spent monthly. I can easily see which month I was most motivated and the least. I can look at these months then check out the posts and compare what was going on during that time, like a vacation last September that lowered my monthly time.

I can also use this graph as a motivator. This month I was trying hard to beat, or come very close too my top month of 80 hours. Even if I don’t beat my best time, or if I’m 11 hours off, I still win no matter what.

This is one of the main reasons why I post my art all the time and track everything. It’s as if I’m a train moving forward over the tracks of time and all of this data is just adding weight to my momentum, increasing speed and making it impossible for me to stop.

figure drawing, warmup
Warmup
figure drawing, 2 min drawings
2 minute drawings
figure drawing, 5 min drawings
5 minute drawings
figure drawing, 5 min drawing
5 minute drawing
figure drawing, 10 min drawing
10 minute drawing
figure drawing, 10 min drawing
10 minute drawing

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