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Sketching

Koala

A much-loved soft toy in our family. I made a bit of a mess of the background, but I captured the friendly look on Koala’s face, so I’m happy.

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Quotes

Encouraging start to chapter 2 of Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orlando

Those who would make art might well begin by reflecting on the fate of those who preceded them: most who began, quit.

😆

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Painting

Practising atmospheric perspective

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Painting

Just playing

I haven’t picked up my brushes in a while—I’ve been feeling a bit unmotivated and intimidated. So, I decided to get out my paints and just play. Play is underrated, I think.

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Sketching

A couple of sketches

I haven’t really drawn or painted anything in about three or four weeks. That’s mainly because I’ve been working on a little side business (art-related!), and I tend to get absorbed in new projects at the expense of other things—a bit of a character fault. So, I was a bit nervous about getting back into it again, in case I’d lost all of my hard-won skills.

But I managed to pick up a pencil and do a could of quick sketches, so I feel a bit better now. The moral of the story? Keep going! Do something daily, even if it’s only small. That way, you won’t let the doubt set in.

Now to get back to that outdoor painting I started about a month ago…