- daily painting - e.g. daily painters, the discipline of producing every day
- refined cross hatching - e.g in architectural work, this sort of work just exudes carefulness and thoughtfulness
- repeated series - e.g. Monet and the lilies, constantly returning to a subject to mine it's depths more, again the discipline to constantly press forward with a repeated theme
Have you noticed art bringing discipline into your life? I certainly have. I was recently talking with someone wanting to find time around work and family life to write and publish research. I mentioned to them that I started the year trying to find 15 minutes a day (1.5 hours a week) to sketch with. As I began trying to do that, I found that I loved drawing to the point that I almost need to do it for at least 15 minutes a day. This created a drive in me to get all household chores done in the most efficient manner possible, so as to add to the sketching time. Now, my artwork gets more like 6-8 hours a week - almost without me noticing - because I wasn't focussed on just being disciplined, but rather on maximizing something I wanted (art time.)
Has art brought discipline to your life in some way?
Thanks to OzonaLori on WetCanvas for the reference "Mom at 85" from which the above quick sketch came from.