I’ve been putting this one off for a long time. I used to love drawing when I was younger and several years ago I did a Drawing & Painting for Beginners course at college which was brilliant. But I never seem to find the time to actually *do* it. I have so many other hobbies and interests that it just falls by the wayside. When I put this one on the list I was convinced that I would be able to produce something credible. I even bought some books on painting portraits! (Any excuse for a new book….)
When it came down to it though, I knew it would be rubbish. I can do still lifes reasonably well. But portraits are another matter entirely. I can’t do it. So I put it off and off and off. Until I remembered a task we’d been set at college, which was to produce a drawing in just 15 minutes. That was of my hand but I thought I’d apply the same principle. At least then it would be done and I wouldn’t spend ages agonising over one tiny bit.
I don’t have many mirrors in my house and those that I do have are fixed to the wall. So I ended up standing in the spare room with nothing to rest my pad on! I realise I am making excuses before I even start…. I was in two minds whether to even post this as I know it’s terrible and I have a proper, proper artist who reads this blog who will be in stitches laughing at this effort. So Rob, try and keep your sniggering to a minimum 🙂