Hey guys and gals, how's your art? I hope it's going great!
Well, today i present you with a problem, at least i think so. Lately, I've been doing blind contours to discover the benefits of such painstaking exercises. I'm trying to follow the book The Natural Way To Draw by Kimon Nicholiades, it's the closest to an art class i can get right now and i think the self disciplin gained would be wonderful. In doing these blind contour drawings, i find myself battleing an inside voice that is VERY impatient. I've read that this impatient voice is the left side of the brain, but who knows. As i'm drawing, I can't help but think how much time i have left; however, i quickly try to regain focus on what i'm doing and what i'm drawing. I can seem to do these blind contours for 30 minute without much struggle (which use to seem impossible for me) but now i'm presented with a 60 minute blind contour which is very difficult for me to complete. I play my ipod to subdue this impatient voice, but i'm afraid that listening to music may take away from the learning experience of the exercise. I guess I need some clarity and i KNOW this is the right place to recieve such advice. Thanks in advance!