50%, Part 2: Impatience

4:08 PM, Saturday April 27th 2024

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I finished lesson 1 in about a week. I had done very little towards the 50% rule, so I decided to spend this week on just that.

Good things: Drawing environments and people in them is very fun. It's what I wanted to draw to begin with, after all. It does feel a little unpleasant to see my lines and shapes be inaccurate, but at the same time it looks nice to see a finished drawing.

I also tried my hand with simple drawings that are mostly just outlines and very minor amounts of details (there's probably a term for these kinds of drawings, please tell me if you know). Well, "tried my hand" is glorifying it, 'cause really I just felt tired and wanted to draw something quick. However, I was surprised how nice they looked despite so little effort put into them! I'd like to explore these kinds of drawings more, put a little bit more effort into them.

By the end of the week, however, I started getting pretty tired of thinking of what to draw, and I feel like the last two days I cheated because of how little time I spent on drawing. I started getting impatient; I wanted to get back to the course to learn to draw better! Of course, I realize that's just a mind-trap. The take-away is that even though the week started with a lot of fun, the 50% rule is still quite a frustrating endeavor for me.

Fortunately, my only rule was that I draw every day, so I still succeeded. Hooray! Time to draw a few boxes.

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