I did one good drawing tonight. Then after that I decided to do some starts. Basically just some beginning drawings without working them up further. I don’t know what happened but they all fell apart and I was really frustrated through the process. So frustrated that I moved the fairy statue back and pulled out a simple box and started drawing that. I figured that the simple shape would bring me back from whatever frustration I was feeling. Maybe I felt that if I could just do something correct I would feel better.
Well, I do feel better after looking at the first drawing I did. I wasn’t able to do a comparison because I moved my subject several times tonight, but I think it looks good.
Tomorrow during work I may practice making single marks every 10 minutes, just one very thought out mark every 10 minutes. Maybe that will teach me to slow down and respect the subject and materials more.
My hierarchy of painting importance