Session #032, Work #025

Great focus on drawing today, but I was only able to last for 1.5 hours before my focus began to drift and I felt like it was time to stop. Tomorrow I will continue and I expect this drawing to be perfect.

So it looks like 1.5 hours is my limit for drawing currently. That is a very small span of time. I need to work on drawing longevity or consciously take more breaks so I can last longer. It’s almost like standing at attention for over an hour. For this drawing I was very focused also, so I’m guessing the focus took a lot of energy.

I’m really happy about my focus though, I can see much more now then when I started over a month ago. I feel like my focus and these blog post analyzing the painting and drawing are speeding up my learning tremendously.

Tomorrow when I continue I will try for drawing perfection. I’m thinking also that I should actually take this painting all the way to the end, maybe three more sessions. One more drawing session, one value session and a color session.

22613

Overview

22613-setup

My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color

Drawing

22613-drawing

How can I improve the drawing

The drawing doesn’t look great, but the contour is very accurate. Except for the base which I kinda threw in real quick before stopping. I’m going to try and not use my Photoshop comparison to finish the drawing, I feel like using this too much could be a crutch.

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