This week's Sketchbook Skool Polishing Klass homework was to draw my food. I can honestly say that I would rather eat my food than draw it, but since I signed up for the course, and I am determined to keep growing as an artist, I forced myself to sit down and just do it. I told myself, "Renee, you are going to learn new skills by doing it, so get to it!" I listened to myself and learned the following:
- Accept it as it is.
- Try it even if you don't really want to.
- Overlook the mistakes, move on ...grow.
- Fun will occur even if it isn't your first choice of drawing amusement.
- Eat your food and only draw it on occasion.
I am addicted to drawing faces. On the way to Calgary on the very bumpy highway, I drew these faces... still learning how to shade with markers.
The funny thing is each time I drew a face, I looked at the tiny mirror on the sun visor, and all of the faces turned out differently with their own personalities!
I have now completely filled my visual journal that I started on January 5, 2016! It feels so great that I stuck to my promise to myself to be dedicated to what I love! I am so proud that I totally filled it from front to back, seeing my style evolve and skills develop!
This drawing above without the eyes, actually looks most like me!
I somehow ended up a male in the above drawing! This time, my goal was to try drawing different emotions. That was FUN! I think my husband thought I was off my rocker making faces in the mirror at myself. I wonder what my son's friend, who was sitting behind me in the vehicle, thought I was doing? He was probably thinking, "What a weirdo! I got up early for this trip to see my friend's wacko mother making faces at herself in the mirror!..."
Oh, well, I enjoyed myself, and the three hour drive flew by!
Each time I draw a face, I keep reminding myself..."You Can Positively Learn From It!" Go, Renee, Go!
May your life be filled with things you love and don't be afraid to be a weirdo!