back to the drawing board

Drawing a single circle makes me obsess over imperfections, drawing a page full of them is oddly satisfying.

I’m going back to basics, which means filling pages with lines, arcs, circles, squares, and triangles. At first, it felt as though I was playing Frère Jacques on the piano when I really wanted to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

But being a mother, I am very much aware that you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. So this is me crawling.

After doing these exercises for a while, I noticed that I was breaking down my world into geometric shapes. I guess that means I am preparing to take my first baby steps.

Well, it’s still mostly theoretical. Observing perspective is one thing, reproducing it from memory is a whole ‘nother ballgame. Turning basic geometric shapes into 3D objects is fun, though.

I figure the best way for me to learn to walk is by doing assignments and getting feedback. That’s why I enrolled for the Dynamic Sketching course at CGMA. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do most of the sketching using pencil/pen and paper. It feels good to have something tangible.

I feel both excited and apprehensive; I put my money where my mouth is – hopefully my foot doesn’t end up in there, as well.



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