Monday, July 22, 2013
This class has been brutal for me and definitely the hardest thing I've ever done. The teacher is excellent, but there is so much to remember and I seem to have a hard time getting the information to go from my head to my hand. I've always had a mental block about drawing people but I never realized how hard that block was going to be to break. I can see that this is going to take a lot of practice to get to the point that I feel comfortable and happy with my drawings. I plan to take another figure drawing class in the Fall, but I'll take one that's only three hours for each class. That's stretching my attention span about as much as it will go and still accept information.
Taking such a class as a summer course was probably not a great idea. Learning something that is so foreign to me in a compressed period of time made it an extremely stressful class. We only have two classes left and I'm looking forward to what I will learn and also to the class being over. : ) I need a break! Who knew that art could be so stressful?
Anyway, I'm glad I finally took a life drawing class and who knows, maybe you will actually see some people in my paintings in the (far) future.