Just pencil

Sometimes you feel that you can’t get anything right, especially when you try to work with new material or techniques. First you think: well this is fun – and after a while you feel confused and can’t get anything right on your paper/canvas. At least, that is how it often goes for me and every time I realize I don’t practice enough. One or two days a week is nothing. Yesterday evening I went back to pencil and eraser. That still didn’t work until the last pose. It was 15 minutes, but I worked a bit longer on the shadow. It was a led class, so I got some good tips, corrected the right leg and added more background.


I remember one of our seasoned fellow artists; he only had a little sketchbook, a pencil and some water-color in his pocket, sat down somewhere, spit in his hand and started to create little master pieces. But then again: I think he woke up every day with a pencil/brush in his hand…