Figure Drawing August 19th, 2019

Brains are interesting things. Inner dialogue, inner critic…. whatever it is. Yesterday I left figure drawing feeling very dejected and like I am not doing well at this…  and you know how that swamp can get very very slippery….

Today I am uploading the photos and amazingly enough, they don’t look at all like I remember them. They aren’t my very best work, but they aren’t all THAT bad either.

I need to remember these little lessons. I need to push through and do the work. I need to keep going even when I don’t feel like it. I need to put in the time practicing even on the days that I don’t see the benefit/improvement.

Today I need to remember that the end result of these sessions is to make myself a better observer and ultimately a better artist…. not to consider these finished art. These are a step. A practice. A thing that I do in order to get better at the other things.

Also that these are way better than anything that I was doing when I started.

Perspective. The appalling lack there of. It can really mess with me.

I am super grateful for the humans in my life who support me and carry me through the times when my head tries to sabotage me.

You know who you are.

thank you ❤



Time lapse:

apologies if you were earlier and this was a link to the incorrect video. I believe I have corrected it


~ by justteejay on August 20, 2019.

One Response to “Figure Drawing August 19th, 2019”

  1. I’m so glad you are persevering! You are so talented and though I can’t recall what your figures looked like when you started, all the new ones are wonderfully drawn!

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