I did some figure drawing practice today. It’s interesting how I’ll get into a flow and think I’m doing such an amazing job with a drawing, and then I’ll put the sketch over the top of the photo to see how similar they are, and usually I’m not even close. After that I look at my drawing as if it’s absolutely horrible and I still have so much more to learn.
And I think that’s okay. It would suck if there wasn’t anything else to learn.
In high school I took an Anatomy and Physiology class for the sole purpose of improving my drawing skills. I loved that class. Lately I have felt a need to brush up on my anatomy knowledge and human body proportions. When I go to the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle at the end of this month, I want my drawing skills to be at their best. So this afternoon I studied the torso muscles for a while and decided to end the evening with a pencil study of the back muscles.