Well, Sunday happened. My sleep deprivation caught up to me in a dreadful way, but I tried something new that didn’t work out so well the first time, and so I didn’t save my progress.
I repeated the exercise on Monday to a better effect — I tried a different warmup. Instead of just doing line exercises, I wanted to take it to something practical-ish. So I opened up a slideshow of collected art on my computer and set the timer for the slideshow to 1 minute, then just free sketched while the slideshow was going — similar to gesture studies, but with a HUGE variety of imagery to inspire me. This is the result of the first session:
Not beautiful, but it was an interesting exercise.
I followed it up with more of the same on Tuesday:
Which I think turned out much, much better. I mixed in some regular ol’ gesture studies in the process.
And finally, today’s sketches, which set me up to create an interesting piece of flash for sale:
Having a folder full of art, tattoos, and photos has turned into one of my best assets for creative sketching! How awesome is that?!
What was awesome?
Getting a new process dialed in!
What needs work?
Not incredibly productive lately, with the exception of today.
Also, I didn’t publish for three friggin’ days.
What did I learn?
One thing at a time until it’s done. Then the next thing. Extreme preparation helps me accomplish more. Schedule buffers.
And don’t forget to check out CreateQuest – a project that I’m working on with Chris Beaven. It’s our mission to bring creatives together in an empowering community with a focus on improving the world, not just changing it.