2017-12-10 | Hand Study
Sketching every day is very challenging. Today I'm working on the anatomy of hands, which I struggle with. I'm trying hard not to judge my work as I practice, but it's difficult not to. You have a vision in your mind of how you want the final image to look, but you don't have the skill level to produce it. There's a gap between your current ability and what you know you're capable of. Daily practice is what will close the gap. Posting these sketches online helps to keep me accountable. It is encouraging to see the drawings stacking up over the past couple of weeks. Most of them are throw away images, but you have to get a lot of bad images out before you see improvement. That's just how it works. No shortcuts. If you're afraid of making mistakes you won't take chances and you'll only use the styles and techniques you're comfortable with. You won't grow. You have to push yourself to draw things you're not good at and be ok with the outcome. The goal it just to finish something and keep moving forward every day.