Back in June, I completed my third round of Drawing Fundamentals at the local art league. The semester was all about drawing in ink. I had the same teacher as the previous 2 classes, which covered pencil and charcoal drawing. I made an important discovery – I don’t like ink.
Ink involves a commitment – more than I want to make. I can’t erase ink; I can only make it darker. Darker is something I am not very good at. I like to smudge and erase, add and then take away, but that’s not possible with ink.
|It's a pinecone. Can you tell?|
|Our assignment was to do a landscape.|
I got frustrated and lost interest.
Too many flowers.
|This is supposed to be Denzel Washington.|
I messed up the other eye hence the framing.
Next session I’m going back to charcoal and pencil. I feel the need to smudge.