Celebrating Consistency

I have been getting up at 5am to draw since July 5th. I am so surprised at how much this changes my attitude towards my art. I have been using primarily the Handy application for my studies.  This handy art tool has been a game changer for me.  My studies are not only getting better, they are a lot of fun to do.

I have been adding some angles to my practice and including skulls.  

I watched Sketchbook Tour #6 by Cesar Santos where he described grouping shadow shapes.  I want to incorporate that idea into my work.  

I noticed that how and where I hold my sketchbook, as I  draw, has a big influence on the wonkiness of my heads.  This is a wonderful discovery, because that is a very easy fix.

I think the best byproduct of this daily sketch session is watching my marks geting more "confident." I didn't understand exactly what that meant until I compared my old work to my more recent work.  There is a difference between searching for the correct place for a line and the line that demonstrates indecision.  

It is my hope that these daily morning "workouts" build the visual muscle to make the work my creative side craves.  So far this has been the most effective course of action I have tried.