I've drawn 2 faces--believe me that's an accomplishment--I've lost count of how many eyes, noses, and mouths I've drawn. I'll show you the better of the 2--keeping in mind, that I'm learning--
The reason why it's fustrating for me is that I'm working with the left side of my brain, the analytical side (I think it's the left side). I have the pdf sheet on one side and my computer on the other with Suzi teaching me about facial features, dimensions, and of course SHADING! (if I could figure out how to underline that word, I would--Nick can you help?) But anyway, my brain is taking this all in, and it's learning. And then my right side of my brain, the creative side (I'm not sure which side is which, but you know what I mean) is sitting back with the background music going, and I'm sketching away with my new set of graphite pencils. I found that I really enjoy sketching just for the sake of it. It relaxes me--almost like meditating--I guess that's why they call it art therapy. So when both sides of my brain come together, I end up enjoying it very much.
Which brings me to my word for the year. I saw that alot of the bloggers have a word that will inspire them for the year instead of making resolutions. I didn't think too much of it, until I started this class. I have to allow myself to learn and to actually fail--to be patient with myself. I'm generally a very impatient person, and when it comes to art and learning something new--it has to be perfect almost immediately. So my word for 2010 is patience--to be easy on myself, and expect failure, but to be patient, and with practice, practice, and more practice I will do whatever I set out to do. You know the saying Patience is a Virtue--well it really is, and I'm planning to have it by the end of this year.