I chose to join another online drawing class, I don’t know why I can’t just stick to the stuff I’ve already bought (or perhaps I do … new and shiny captures my attention … but I’m going to return to the schoolism classes before my year runs out).
Anyhow, I’m getting carried away.
So, there’s this new class I started … on June 1st, and it was supposed to be a 10 day class, one lesson per day for 10 days … but I chose to take my time and did the assignments like once a week. I’ve just watched the last day’s video and will … possibly … attempt the assignment tomorrow … unless I end up satisfying my basic needs with crisps, beer and TV, while lounging on the sofa (it happens … quite often lately, actually).
The teachers of this new class expected you to use different mediums (pencils, graphite powder, ink, watercolour, etc.) everyday. But I was having none of that. I just wanted to draw with a pencil on xerox paper, but I had a weak moment and bought my first pad of Bristol paper (a pretty cheap brand, though) half way through the class.
Each day’s video basically had motivational character for me. There wasn’t much new stuff, but that’s good too. If you watch some really good hobby artists, professional illustrators and art teachers drawing and telling you stuff you already know, it just means all there’s left to do is practice, practice, practice (and have fun, at least most of the time).
These are most of the drawings I made since June 1st for this class, I’ve also been urban sketching and may write a blog on that too … soon.