Wednesday, June 03, 2015

a bit about perseverance

At the half time break, at life drawing this evening, I was ready to give up forever. I wanted to sneak out, go home and never pick up my pens again. My drawings were an embarrassment and why was I even at life drawing? I shouldn't be there. I didn't deserve to be there - not with what I was producing. I, obviously, was getting ideas above my station going to life drawing. But I finished my cuppa and went back in. I persevered and I'm glad I did. I pulled this one out of the bag. And now I can carry on drawing for a bit longer. 

11 comments:

dinahmow said...

My lines tend towards the wonky when I draw a box so life drawing is a total freeze for me.My best efforts are to take off my specs and draw blind contour!(or simply be the model-that's OK!)

Ron Wodaski said...

I know both sides of that feelings, Good for you.

Steve G said...

Andrea - How interesting to hear that comment from an artist as talented as you. I've felt that way SO many times. But at 56 years old, I persever with the hope of some day "getting it". YOU are an inspiration to me and so many others. While I trudge on (still getting so much enjoyment from the process) you will continue to soar.

Gemma said...

Nothing to remind you to practice regularly like a bad session at a life drawing class!

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Lois said...

Keep painting; this sketch is very nice and somewhat abstract.

Hello. My name is Allison. said...

Gosh, and I thought it was just us beginners who have this crises on a regular basis. You make me feel better about this morning where everything I drew SUCKED and I knew I should just give up right then and there and stop trying. It was never going to work. Thank you. <3

Obat Gagal Ginjal said...


Los que siembran semillas de bondad, disfrutarían de la cosecha eterna. (Anónimo)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, so much, folks.

Diane, I ALWAYS begin any life drawing with blind contour. It helps switch off the voices (inner critics) I find. Plus, it lets ou really look at your subject.

Steve, too kind. many thanks.

Gemma, that is SO true. Plus, the guys in that group have all been life drawing for thirty or forty years. It's so very humbling and that's always good for you, I find.

Cheers, everyone. Keep going. Practice and perseverance is the only thing that works.

Kiran Kumar said...

This is an awesome drawing. I hope you can see drawitneat.blogspot. com for biological drawings

Yves D'Azzur said...

my drawings are, I think, unnatural. I mean, there is need in my mind to draw things how I feel rather I see, thats why it is so curious.
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Henrique Vogado said...

A bit of perseverance is better than talent. I know people that draw and paint so well but don't want to do. Always others things better to do. Lost talent? No. Lack of perseverance. Like the post.