Today felt like an awesome day to me! I slept in a little bit, which is NOT awesome, but I got to work bright and early with writing — primarily emails to various subscriber lists.
After my slow morning, I hiked to the cabin and got to work doing my studies for the day (I’m loving studies of the Reilly heads right now):
Now…these aren’t super-duper pretty by any means, but as I’m trying to figure out how to use the rhythms in drawing, it’s really helping me quickly capture a likeness.
Then…it was time for lunch, so back down the hill a little earlier than normal, then off to Affinity. At Affinity, I set up an hour and a half early for my appointment….because I didn’t check my calendar to see what time the appointment was! Oops!
I used my spare time to sketch some more heads:
I feel like I was finally starting to get the hang of the actual application of the Reilly method here. So I kept going:
And then…it was time to tattoo:
I have one more session to go here for highlights and packing white, but it’s almost done!
What was awesome?
A day filled to the brim with creative activities.
Having a small breakthrough with Reilly head drawing. Every time I go back to the fundamentals I understand the advanced concepts so much better.
What needs work?
Honestly, I’d really like to start building up a passive income in other artsy areas. I think I’m just going to start making opportunities for myself.
What did I learn?
Tattooing is an amazing career that I’m grateful for, but I want to pursue more fine art or digital art in the future. Having a day full of studying and drawing like today was absolutely wonderful.
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.