Thanks to everyone who posted what you did for your 5k last week! I am still excited about your stories–it sounded like there was something positive for everyone who gave it a shot.
One of the most valuable lessons I took from art school is doing timed drawings. This drawing is the first of what will be many 1 and 2 hour drawings. This one was fairly easy, since it is a pretty monolithic object, so I didn’t have to exercise much thought or effort with it today, although the colored pencils will take some time to get used to. Hopefully, I’ll get better at building up color with them.
Well, I didn’t quite make my 1 week deadline on this drawing. I gave myself a hand full of challenges with it, and they didn’t take long to kick in. This will be my first of colored pencil drawings, and since the subject matter is a self-portrait in swim gear with no plan for anything but my head, it may get out of hand pretty quickly. It’s turning around, however, so if I stick it out, the worst it will be is a completed drawing. Right?