This morning was great! Except that I woke up way too early was a little low on energy. I scheduled a nap for later in the (that’s right…I scheduled it) so I could tackle my client work with some enthusiasm.
But, bad sleep aside, I managed to get through my entire morning routine (including leg day workout) and got to the cabin in time to draw!
The usual warmup page. I always get excited when I get pieces of this exercise perfect (or close to it). It just goes to show that there is no ceiling when it comes to art or technique. You can get a little bit better — constantly. Even with the basics. Especially with the basics.
I studied more of Proko’s figure drawing course, then did a quick page of gestures this morning. 🙂 These were quite fun, honestly. I did some super-simplified 1-minute gestures, followed by some 2-minute gestures. I really hate the 3rd 2-minute gesture that I did. It’s just…stiff. Which is exactly what I’m trying to avoid.
I had to dig this old piece of flash design out that I drew up late in 2019. Nothing quite like a metal hummingbird!
And a few more gestures before I headed back home for lunch and a nap! The nap was a failure, but I tried.
Last, but not least for the day — my metal hummingbird! This one was a ton of fun to tattoo. 🙂
What went well?
- I’m enjoying the new (old) gesture studies at the moment. Simple is challenging, for sure.
- I recovered the notes that I lost yesterday! Yay!
- Awesome morning routine.
- I got to tattoo a Tufted Coquette. The most awesome hummingbird ever.
What needs work?
- Low energy EARLY in the day.
- I see one line in particular on the tattoo that’s bothering me.
What did I learn?
Sometimes you have to generate the energy you need, regardless of how you feel. It leads to a hard crash, but when you need energy…you’ll have to make it somehow.