Hi. Long time since I was here. Lot of ups and downs in the intervening years, and they mostly feel like downs, not least because of treating drawing as a luxury to be jettisoned in the face of real adult responability. Over the summer I reconnected with an artist friend, a colleague who also studied under Professor Lockard, and when I told her how long I'd gone without drawing she was shocked.
"Drawing's like oxygen!" she gasped.
And I hadn't yet mentioned the adult onset asthma complicated by allergies to, well, everything.
So now I'm focussing on developing a better attitude about breathing and drawing. I'll be posting here regularly and seeking advice on improving instead of angling for confirmation of how good I am already. I blush to admit it, but that was where my head was last go-round.
Most recently, between my classes in art education and,yes, during lectures, I've been doing Burne Hogarth sketches. I've been disdainful of Hogarth in the past, but so many threads here and on other sites demonstrate there are considerable benefits to studying his approach with the right mind-set.
"Three's so little room for error."--Elwell