I working under the presumption that the more I draw the better I’ll become. It might be a fool’s paradise but only time will tell. I remember hearing about a young prodigy who would do lots of small artworks to hone their craft so I was particularly excited about Artist Trading Cards. But perhaps they’re too small at least for my purposes.
I went out and bought a pack of 50 blank greeting cards. Unfortunately they are glossy on the outside which makes them hard to draw and paint on. So I decided to draw on the inside instead.
2B Mechanical Pencil Sketch on Greeting Card
This sketch of my young cousin is a lot lighter than many of my other sketches. Because of this the scanner has washed out some of the detail. So here’s a small photograph to give some sort of indication of how it looks.
I need to draw more often. Julia Cameron talks about how irritable people get when they skip the morning pages. For me it’s the same when I skip creating. Because when I’m working on somehing it doesn’t actually matter if it’s good or bad, it’s all process. When I don’t work on some art my inner critic has a field day because it deals in the murky uncertainty of personal doubts. Working on art – whether it comes out how you want it to or you chalk it up to a learning experience – seems to shine a light that makes the inner critic’s claims seem particularly flimsy.