Today was unexpectedly rushed. I decided to stay home with my children so my amazing wife could go to register for her classes, and my morning studies took a bit longer than they normally do.

So I went to the cabin with very little time to spare this morning!

I feel like you can easily see how rushed I was during my warmup. It still helped me loosen my shoulder, though.

And I did one 5-minute gesture instead of multiple gestures today. I actually had a lot of fun figuring out the foreshortening on this one and just “playing” with the forms.

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Once I made it to work I had the opportunity to finish up this coverup tattoo. I applied another layer of color and added some black and white to increase the contrast and hide the old tattoo a bit more.

And finally, at the end of the day, I worked a bit on a longer pose to really try to get my eye for proportion and measurement trained up a bit more.

What went well?

  • I kept the streak going.
  • My wife is getting back in school!
  • I got to finish up a tattoo that I started about a month ago.
  • A longer pose to finish off my day.

What needs work?

  • Finding more time to draw on days where I’m rocking the dad life.
  • I need to keep working on the barbell that I’ve been trying to develop over the past week or so.

What did I learn?

It’s alright to bend the routine a bit when necessary, just don’t break it!

And be opportunistic when you have some time to spare!

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