My Monday mornings are really nice now with the latest change in my work schedule. I get to start on art first thing in the morning.
Lots of wisdom from Optimize.me is all about accomplishing your most important tasks in the day first and when your energy is at it’s highest. Doing art first thing in the morning, 5:00am, is when my energy is at it’s highest and I’m ready for some deep focus.
Right after making tea, feeding cats, Carpe Diem journal practice, meditation and a 20 minute walk in the cool air.
I’m working hard to get the texture of Yoda’s robe to look right. After seeing it here I really need to add much more rough texture. His robe is more like a sweater than a smooth fabric.
Previous Yoda Drawing Posts
- 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
I used graphite with my warm-up. It glides over the page in a very pleasant fashion. I also moved the flower circle just to try something new.
The current drawabox.com exercise I’m on is called Rough Perspective. I love this exercise as it really tests my ability to draw confident and straight lines while providing great feedback as soon as I’m finished.
One Minute Gestures
I feel as though I draw better gestures when I keep them smaller, I’m not sure why. Maybe I can judge distances better, see the whole drawn figure easier or the smaller drawing doesn’t show all my errors as much. Regardless I can’t always draw small figures I need to practice at any size and be as versatile as I can.
Daily Composition and Daily Sketch
I took a bit longer on my daily sketch and drew my art shelf full of books and supplies.
The daily composition is from the marine park. We were exercising under this tree when I noticed that everyone walking buy was stuck in their phones. The view from where we were exercising is amazing! Why are you in your phones?!?
What went well?
Art first thing in the morning on Monday!
What needs work?
Patience, patience, patience.
What did I learn?
Comparing the way I hold a paint brush and how I hold a pencil are completely different. So I’m beginning to hold my pencil much differently now to prepare my dexterity for a brush.