Sorry this is such a late post but this drawing has been a marathon. I have found as this challenge goes on I have wanted to push myself more and more. I have wanted to see where my boundaries are…..the problem is that as I push the boundaries, the time taken to complete the pictures increases.
This was a labour of love, I had new pencils to work with and a number of reference photographs so there was a lot of working out involved too. I love cats and big cats are such beautiful creatures that I really wanted to do him justice….again. I have ‘lost’ more than a day on this picture as it had my entire attention. A couple of times I lost the feeling in my legs, I didn’t sleep much because I wanted to work on him.
So, was it worth it?
The biggest thing this challenge and the people that are supporting me have given me is courage…..the courage to try anything instead of worrying about failing. The Art Festival is huge for me as it is the first time I have stood alone with my artwork and faced people. I am quite a shy person and find that very difficult but I feel like I have gained so much in the last 21 days that I can do this, and I don’t feel like I will be doing it alone.
It is now 6.30pm and I still need another picture to show you tomorrow….will I succeed?
You will have to check back tomorrow to find out 🙂