“I’m only trying to do what I can’t do.” – Lucian Freud

April 9, 2017

Three months complete in my 2017 Drawing A Day Challenge! Here is all of March in one place:

Thoughts so far:

  1. My drawings take me anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes to do and although I often don’t feel I have the time, I have continued to make it happen. Generally once I start drawing I stop thinking about time – generally. There are many days I struggle to get into it. And it shows in the quality of the drawing.
  2. What bothers me most about my drawings is the lack of accuracy. For April I will focus on improving on this.  I will work with diluted India ink at first and then darken up final lines when I feel I have them where they should be.

Aside from drawing, here’s what’s caught my attention lately:

  1. From my 14-year-old daughter: “Based on what I was exposed to as a kid, I had the impression that getting caught in quicksand and catching on fire were much more common problems for adults.” While I’m glad we over-prepared her for common adult dilemmas, I’m still trying to figure out where this came from.
  2. From Tim Ferris’s interview with Mr. Money Mustache on his podcast: when considering a purchase, instead of asking yourself it it will add to your life, instead ask if it will remove a negative from your life as that is a better indicator of how pleased you will be with the purchase in the long term.
  3. From The Chainsmokers and Coldplay: Something Just Like This

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