In the last ten days, I have ridden about 213 km on my bike. The point was to see if the increased exercise helped me in any way with my concentration and focus while drawing. It seems to be working. Though this experiment isn’t very technical, I have been writing things down and have noticed an improvement. I can stay focused a little bit better than before, but perhaps more importantly, I actually feel like I want to sit down and draw. Moreover, I actually do sit down and draw, with minimal distraction from online networks.
The weather has changed and it is officially the autumn rainy season finally. That’s going to have an impact on how often I go out on my bike. Consequently I’m going to have to create an indoor alternative for exercise. I think I’m going to resume yoga because I’ve always liked vinyasa yoga.
Here is a basic breakdown of the last ten days.
No art done because of broken video adapter for Cintiq.
Drew a journal comic for an hour without checking networks.
No drawing done. Depression.
18.5 km (first ride)
20.5 km (second ride)
Drew a journal comic and was fully engaged.
Drew a journal comic, but checked networks frequently.
Wrote scripts for Threads.
Drew a late journal comic.
Began drawing Threads page 52.
Drew a comic at the park where I rode.
Finished drawing Threads page 52.
5 km bike ride to grocery store
Drew a journal comic with minimal distraction.
Now it’s day ten. I’ve got lots of drawing to do. Gotta get to it.