One of the exercises on the drawing course is to develop a “selfie” cartoon … a character self portrait. This caused me to use up a lot of pages in the sketch book. And to get really upset. Vanity struggles with realism. Ageing is not a good look for me, never mind the artistic challenge of frizzy grey hair.
I am doing another Domestika art course. This time it is a course by Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson whose complex work has kept me fascinated … and laughing … for some years now. Very pleased to get the chance to learn from his insight on “The Art of Sketching: Transform your Doodles into Art”.
Above all this keeps me drawing every Lockdown day. And ironically is helping me overcome that dreadful “this is ART” feeling which descends upon me like a heavy, tight, Sunday Best hat.
This is a licence to play. Of course, having said that, I am already tearing my hair out.