I get invested in things. If I’m in art mode, I can spend hours at a time sitting and drawing, sometimes forgetting to eat, and certainly neglecting any kind of exercise regime. If I’m in fitness mode, I end up forgetting about the art for long periods in favour of giving my creative energy to running, climbing, stretching, and general moving around. I wish I could balance both at once — it would mean continuous and steady development of both over the long term rather than a slow and broken development in one or the other — but I find it difficult.
After months of physical development, stretching and strengthening my body, not so much as doodling a stick man, I recently started the drawing again. Already I’ve been neglecting the movement, but I’m fairly content with the last week’s worth of painting.
top to bottom: photo + digital painting, digital painting, pencil + digital painting
There are a couple more I’ve been working on which I’ll post soon. Hopefully I can start better balancing the art and the movement.