I signed up for Mary Ann Moss's Sketchbookery class, in the wild hopes of learning to sketch and watercolor just well enough to satisfy my own fairly low expectations. Unfortunately, I'm not really patient enough to go thru the drill of many blind contour drawings, many more semi-blind contour drawings, etc, etc.
I just wanna be able to draw. Now.
But that's not how it works. That's not how any of this works. (how I love that commercial)
But I forged ahead and last night sat down with a will and a purpose - to draw and paint something recognizable. I went slowly (sooo difficult) and drew what I saw, not what I thought I saw.
Then I painted it, again going slowly and really looking at my subject, changing my paint colors little by little as I layered.
And a crazy thing happened. I drew and painted something I'm happy with.
So thanks, Mary Ann! I may end up being able to sketch after this class.