I always get a little nervous before life drawing. It seems I get just as nervous that moment before. Like going on stage. In front of myself. You can still have a bad day in life drawing like a bad performance. The essence is there. Just the punch is missing. Or it seems so at the time. I keep and am posting the drawings. They remind myself how bad they are..........not.
On the day's you have frustration there is some drawings you throw away. Finding the "Zen" of drawing is a daily ritual. You have things on you're mind. Like for me. I am getting married very shortly, I am studying full-time in my 3rd year and work part time. There is sometimes complications in how and when you decide to deal with these.
Keeping calm is the key. Knowing that you can deal with it is the first step to handling any situation right. Even life drawing. Or "Zen" I like to call it. These came close to going in the recycling bin. But when I take a photo of them. I sometimes see them through another eye. A new found appreciation. Life drawing is worth every minute. Especially the tough days.
Mr Leon Taylor - Artist
- Mr Leon Taylor
- Auckland, None, New Zealand
- I am Mr Leon Taylor Artist/ Illustrator / Designer/ Character Animator / Musician . I work for myself as a freelance artist. I am open for commissions and collaborations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org I post my creation process and experience here. https://twitter.com/#!/mrleontaylor , http://www.soundcloud.com/mrleontaylor , http://www.tumblr.com/blog/mrleontaylor