The "Before" Scribble
experimenting with an online Paint program
a fictional character invented for a story
that never got written . . .
time to get serious & learn
how to make a proper nose
(not just a hook with dot)
& remember to include the ears next time -
color inside the lines.
so they offered this little course
8 minutes' walk from here
10 weeks for $25
"Drawing for Beginners"
there are 14 of us
we meet Monday nights for 2 hours
bring our big sketch pads & #2B & #4B pencils
first task was to draw Picasso's Stravinsky upside down
our homework this week is to
sketch electrical outlets & objects with angled corners & household appliances
fascinating so far,
the left-brain/right-brain thing -
consider the above drawing an old, hasty, "Before" rendition
to be compared, at the end of the course,
with a hopefully more realistic version.
hard work, lots of mistakes but
who knew it could be so addictive