I had a better-than-normal-lately night of sleep last night, so I used the tiny bit of focus I had to get to work bright and early. I did my morning sketchbook warmup a bit quickly this morning:
Then, while my brain was still working, I re-drafted lesson 5.2 of Rethinking Creative Marketing for CreateQuest. Reading the script back to myself — it actually makes sense this time!
After writing, I studied a bit of the Russian Academic Drawing approach to see what I could begin to apply to my practice. I found it very slow, methodical, and incredibly accurate. I’m alright with that. I’m not sure that I will be worried as much about accuracy as the approach deems necessary, but it’s a good set of tools to add to the arsenal.
The rest of my day was taken up with errands (which took longer than expected), but I’m glad I got some drawing time and study time in, I’m glad I was able to write clearly, and I’m celebrating the small amount of focus time I was able to collect.
What was awesome?
Not breaking the chain.
Having a somewhat clear mind.
Meeting with the Optimize Creators.
What needs work?
Getting a TON more rest. I don’t want to imagine the sleep debt I’ve racked up over the past month and a half. It wouldn’t be pretty. Also, managing time when I have important things to do!
What did I learn?
Accuracy in the beginning (even if it’s painstakingly slow) results in much more speed at the end. Slow, meticulous measurements mean you spend less time correcting or redrawing. Where else could that be applied?
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.