Properly, as we speak was the fifth day in a row, doing six hour drawing days. It’s been an incredible experience, however, to be sincere, it’s been tiring.
In the previous couple of years I’ve give up ingesting caffeine as a rule. However – throughout this time I’ve had to return on that promise. There have been just a few costly chai lattes, and loads of teeth-rattling sodas powering me by means of these early morning periods and lengthy afternoons.
Not nice well being smart, and – not sustainable.
By day 5, I might actually really feel my lack of vitality. I had many extra failed sketches, and nonetheless extra just-average-ones. Then, within the lengthy ponderous poses, once I often do two or three totally different angles, I merely sat and noodled this portrait. Which – it did end up nice. I’m fairly joyful 🙂
However actually, getting one nice one from a whole day – that’s not nice by my requirements.
So! That is my morality story about DAILY STUDIES.
I really feel like #30×30 is a MUCH BETTER IDEA than per week lengthy marathon 🙂
Day by day work is one thing you possibly can scale to your vitality degree and accessible time. It’s one thing it can save you up and do in bursts. Flexibility, and dedication for the long run. That’s going to repay higher than whipping your self, or placing in lengthy hours.
At the least, at my age and degree of expertise. Maybe the self-flagellation is value whereas once you’re younger and resilient – and when you’ve gotten rather a lot to be taught! However the additional you go in your artwork – the much less brute-force will help you.
At this level, I must be fascinated by the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ of my work, and be rather a lot much less centered on the ‘how’.
After all, I nonetheless really feel it was value it – and I’ll in all probability do it once more subsequent 12 months. Even after dragging my outdated drained self although this final day. And I’m going to pay for all this caffeine over the following week I’m positive! I’ll be fortunate if I escape and not using a migraine.
So! Right here’s my ultimate phrase on life drawing for this month; a really high-quality derriere, belonging to a retired flamenco dancer 🙂 Probably the perfect tush I’ve sketched currently 🙂