Thursday, December 12, 2013

Practicing Patience

After Van Gogh 9" x 8" pen on paper
My friends and family know me as an impatient person. Being impatient often creates problems for me as an artist. I can give up a painting too soon or get too sad if I don't notice any progress in my work and quit painting for a couple of weeks.

In order to change that I decided to choose one of master's drawings and copy it as accurate as possible. So I chose one of Van Gogh's pen and ink drawings with a complex composition. It took me two days to finish this drawing and a couple of moments when I found lots of excuses to quit it. I needed to remind myself of many benefits of copying masters' work and practicing patience. I'm glad I did it...
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