I didn’t want to stop drawing today, my motivation is relentless and I feel that I have unlimited energy to finish this self portrait.

This self portrait is my attempt to communicate the energy that I currently feel toward art making. I can’t wait to start in with the charcoal tomorrow morning as I plan to infuse this drawing with the energy I feel through energetic strokes.

Self Portrait Relentless

Previous Self Portrait Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. I’m half way to my goal! exercise

Memory Gestures

It’s seems weeks since I’ve done memory gestures and I think it shows. Once I get deep into memory work I think this exercise will be repeated many times.

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

The sketch is of my Sully cat sleeping and the composition is of a friend we have visiting with us.

daily composition and sketch

What went well?

I feel diligent, persistent and relentless in my art making. The motivation is not waning yet, and I hope never.

What needs work?

I would like to get straight to the second half of my art day without getting distracted.

What did I learn?

I really enjoy using the very tip of the brush pen and making very light strokes.


  1. You are the most committed and relentlessly passionate person I’ve met. Your art shows this daily, but I hope others recognize your dedication. I think you will rock it. Just do what you can to line up your target and let the arrow fly.

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