Drawing Mixed Bag

Today I did all kinds of art stuff, but mostly all kinds of drawing.

I started by creating some business cards to pass out at the Jansen Art Center reception. I always go on the cheap and easy side with a recycle twist. I found one of my old oil paintings that I did on paper, just a bad sketch, cut it down to 8.5 x 11 and printed some cards on one side with my printer. Now I’ll cut them out and hand them out to people. A great use for a really bad oil sketch on paper. 🙂

Next I started with 30 minutes of contour drawings followed by 15 minutes of gestures. lastly I spent some time on a sketch of the next fandom fitness character Gandalf. This sketch turned out terrible, I didn’t spend a lot of time on it, and further motivated me to continue drawing daily.

I didn’t work on Ann’s painting today because a lot of my art time was taken up with the business cards and another print out and I wanted to have the full time to begin painting on it. I can do a short session in oils but on the first day of a new painting I want all kinds of time to setup my palette, get a clear plan in place and begin with nothing but the painting on my mind.

One thing I want to mention. I have a collection of images from New Master Academy when I was subscribed to it and I couldn’t find any program that would just use a massive folder of images for a slideshow where I could easily change the transition time to whatever I wanted. So I used a program called IrfanView and was able to create a slideshow easily with all the images and adjust the transition time however I like. It has some awesome features and it works really well for 1 minute gesture drawings.

What went well?

All kinds of different art stuff done today.

What didn’t go so well?

Not a lot of focus on any one thing. My mind is racing with all that is going on tonight.

What did I learn and/or how can I do better?

Continue with the Fandom Fitness sketches these are the one things that really shine a spotlight on my shortcomings in draftsmanship.

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