I've decided that my word for 2013 is practice. I chose this word because I feel that I needed to incorporate more practice into my art. I think I need more focused intentional activities. I am a dreamer by nature and need more routine within my daily art practice.
For me practice also means doing something without the expectation of getting it perfect, rather it is about introducing things into my creative practice that can make it richer, that can give it more structure without being prescriptive.
One of the things I want to practice is drawing. I believe that dedication to this practice will over time build a certain amount of skill. People often say that they can’t draw and for a long time I also believed that but like any skill I think it takes practice to develop.
I’ve decided that I need to set aside several evenings a week, to draw for about an hour. I don't think it'll be too hard to do as this time normally would have been spent either in front of the TV or pinning yet another picture to Pinterest, which in all likelihood I will properly never look at again.
I enjoy playing with charcoal pencils to experiment with shading - smudge it with my fingers and rubbing out areas to create highlights
learning about shading
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