It’s easy to post these quickies and jot down a few words about my progress. But what is taking up most of my allotted computer time (what I refer to as “fat-ass frolicking”) is looking at other’s progress, others who have, as I have, become addicted to drawing every day.
Much of what I see online discourages me a bit. The vast majority of those posting their work are so incredibly good. I sometimes think I’ll never get that good, and wonder why I’m posting my progress, except to express my encouragement to those peers who are just learning. My advice is simple: Keep sketching daily. We’ll all get better with time and practice.
[On this little lighthouse sketch, those rocks were under thirty seconds to sketch. All of them. My first rocks, a group of three, took me ten times that long to do because I labored over each little turn and nook.]