Finding Time to Draw

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Drawing Time” Cedar Park, 2022

One of the habits that has fallen off my daily activity list has been drawing and I would like to fix that. It’s something that I’ve done daily before, but my schedule is just a little too busy and I have prioritized other things ahead of it, such as reading, playing ukulele, and watching YouTube.

So now I just need to decide on a set time within my day to devote to this. It’s actually kind of fun to try to figure out when this time will be. And will I have to drop one of my other daily activities?

Right now, I am just drawing before I go to sleep. Literally in bed. But I also like to read at that time, so I need to find a better time to draw. I hope to have this figured out. Fun fun fun.

Getting Ready for Inktober 2020

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/11, 3 sec, ISO320
“Murillo Reference” Cedar Park, 2020

I’m getting psyched for the upcoming Inktober! Just like last year, I’ll be doing daily drawings on my iPad but not following the official Inktober prompts. And of course, these won’t be ink drawings.

I’ve been really lax about my digital drawing, so this will be good for me. I know I learned a lot last year and am looking forward to what this year will bring as far as new techniques and preferences.

Today’s photo is of a drawing I started. I am basically getting a line drawing ready to use as a basis for different kinds of styles.

The original painting is The Virgin of the Annunciation by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo which I viewed at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Unfortunately, one of Murillo’s other paintings was in the news recently because of a botched restoration attempt. 😔

Oh well, nothing is permanent…