Practice Will Never Make Perfect (but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try)

As a aspiring artist I am always being asked stuff like, "How are you so creative?", "You're so good at art, where did you learn to do this stuff", you're amazing and perfect, blah blah blah never change. You get it. 

All joking aside, I want to clear things up for you non-artists or as I refer to you: future artists. Being a good artist takes a huge amount of work, practice, and dedication. Guess what? The practice never stops...never. This is why I decided to take my own advice and brush up on my drawing skills by enrolling in a life drawing class at the E.L. Cord Museum School

I have only been to one session so far but I'm very excited to go back next week. It's a treat to have three hours when I can turn off my phone and pretend the outside world no longer exists. I just focus on my paper, charcoal and the way light hits the human form. It is the closest thing to meditation I am able to achieve. 

30 Minute Sketch 1 of 4

30 Minute Sketch 1 of 4

Disclaimer: for some reason my second and forth sketches were horrible so they will not be featured in this post.

30 Minute Sketch 3 of 4

30 Minute Sketch 3 of 4

Wish me luck at my next session.  If you're looking for a place to practice your drawing skills or just seriously need to zone out, join me next week!