52 Things – Draw everyday for a week

Here’s what I tackled this week:

9. Draw everyday for a week

For as long I can remember, I wished I could draw well. I still do. Watching people draw, this ability seems magical to me. Truly magical. I know it takes practice and time but I truly believe that some people have more inherent talent for it than others. Maybe it’s just a natural ability to see shadows and shapes and lines but either way.

I took a Paulette’s portrait class two years ago and even made a painting (two actually) but I have recently been a huge huge fan of Pam Carriker and when I saw that she was offering portrait lessons, I wanted to take it.

I told myself that I wasn’t going to paint until I practiced the drawing for a while first. So I decided to draw a face each night and here’s what I made:

The sad thing is that I don’t see any improvement from day to day. None at all. And some days, I regressed quite a bit.

But I need to practice a lot more. I think I should draw 100 faces and see if it gets better then. Maybe that will be my next project. Not a bad idea….

In the meantime, I plan to start the rest of her lessons today. The painting ones. I just went and bought my angular brushes yesterday and I am looking forward to playing with paint later today.

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