Haven’t drawn for months as I stopped going to art class when I fractured my ankle (couldn’t drive). The fall semester of classes just started and I was curious to see if I’d lost all the progress I’d made.
I was even more curious to see how my energy held up since the fractured triggered the worst of all my fibromyalgia symptoms. My arms hurt during the 1 minute poses – probably because I was drawing furiously, holding tight to the charcoal, trying to stay in the saddle.
During these 5 -10 minute poses I slowed myself down to a trot.
Charcoal (The model isn’t as volumptuous as I drew her)
Charcoal (See? She’s quite svelte)
With this chronic condition I’m continually weighing the pain & pleasure ratio, trying to decide if the pleasure I get from activities is worth the ensuing pain.