New Year, New Me: how 2018 began

Time for a new blog post, I’d say.

I have a few more months to prepare before the next life drawing class begins in March. The course is already fully booked and booking had only just opened 4 days ago. Of course, 90% of the participants are not there to hear me preach about life drawing – I must be honest there.

For me the new year starts with a challenge: One portrait a day for 30 days. It wasn’t too hard keeping it up for the first 8 days. But then complacency took over … or was it 2 days of life drawing? … whatever … does life drawing count as portrait drawing? Anyway, I broke my streak. OMG! Worse things could have happened to me – to be sure.

A renewed urge to improve my gesture drawing practice follows me into 2018. The daily practice was starting to become a bore or “just” a chore (I just checked, I started gesture drawing August 2014) I have identified lots of areas ready for improvement and where liberties and short cuts are being taken currently, and basically where I’m just not trying hard enough to improve.

Here are the portraits and life drawing results of the first 2 weeks of 2018.

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One thought on “New Year, New Me: how 2018 began

  1. Bettina Jan 14, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Wow, stunning!

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