back to the gym for a one mile walk and 50 sit ups.
What a month.
That one mile walk was tiring...I hacked and sniffled...but got it done.
The sit ups were nothing like usual.
I will be going for 30 minutes on the elliptical tomorrow, and back to basic food tomorrow.
I am ready to feel lean and mean again.
Today I worked on a tonal study of Secretariat.
I watched the movie last night and wanted to draw him...
But hadn't really sat down to draw a still life or portrait in...?years?
all you artists will know what I am talking about..
You wonder if you have 'lost your touch'.
I found I still had mine.
I feel more confident after having done something studious and not just fun.
So this was 2H, B, 2B and 6B on 70 lb paper 115 gsm. light tooth....which I love...
I wanted to work on recognizing mid tones vs light and dark tones and transitions while still paying attention to form...and overall tonal quality.
This was just a quick study..as you can see I focused mainly in the face with the mid tones and tried to incorporate darker tones and values to make it pop.
I am doing two or three days of technical work and two or three days of fun art...Tuesday I would like to do on location sketching...which is both really....I am actually having a lot of fun with the technical aspects now...when I was younger, not so much.
With age comes patience and an appreciation for technical skills.
So this is finished...it isn't meant to be a piece...simply a study.
Tomorrow it will be back to the gym for a heavier workout and I will start logging my food because I have been off for a bout a week now.
I can feel myself getting flabby...
Want to get that back under control and unlike Charlie Sheen...can't simply 'cure' my food issues with the power of my mind...so accountability will have to do.
Have a great night...