I have committed to the six months of an hour a day required to complete the drawing exercises in John Ruskin’s book “The Elements of Drawing” first published in 1857.
Here are a few samples of my first attempts to complete my assignments. How much easier it would be to tell myself that I don’t really need to do this. As strong as the temptation is to quit, the feeling of satisfaction upon completing a task is quite remarkable.
After several days of inking, tiny stroke by tiny stroke I decided to try a pencil drawing with a squiggly line technique rather than the parallel strokes I usually use to render.