If you think knitting takes patience, just try portrait drawing. To my surprise repetition does morph the critic. Along with repetition, the inspiring and uplifting spirit of my fellow students also act as a cushion and benevolent support system that is unbeatable. This sketch was done with graphite pencils. Tonight I am playing with charcoal and pastels. The rest of the class is already on to painting, but I’m OK with where I am now. There is not enough hours in the day!
January 28, 2010