So there I was... just warming up to start the grind on the actual project I'm working on (my wife's book for children).
And in one of the sphere exercises, I got a bit carried away... and did this 👇
I'm not kidding when I say this is the first portrait I've done from memory in a LOOOOONG time. And..... it didn't SUCK. Dare I say it even looks.... ok... ish?
If my memory serves me right, it's been more than a year since I've joined ArtSchool. And I promise you I've been trying my best, every day, to just go at it. And you know, I know, we all know it's NOT EASY. Most days, I'm looking at my canvas like "Uuuuurgh, WTF is THAT?!"
It's a long, looooong road of studying, grinding, trying, and failing most of the time. But sometimes, every so often... we succeed. We do something we're be PROUD of. No matter how small it is. And WE SHOULD! So we can look back and see it was all worth it. The progress is REAL. We just have to keep moving forward.
And realize that, as we do it, we are not alone.
From the beginner that just joined the program that barely knows how to hold a pencil, to the ones that post every day in the forum, to the ones that jump into the discord chat to help and provide feedback in a heartbeat, all the way to the ones we don't even know what they are still doing here because of how awesome their art is (you know who I'm talking about 😬)... we are all here. We are all trying. And we are constantly helping each other. And I honestly feel LUCKY. Because it was all the feedback that I received here that helped get where I am.
"Oh so you can finally draw now?" LOOOOOOL not by any stretch of the imagination 🤣🤣🤣🥲 But I do have the strength to keep moving forward, thanks to communities like this.
Thank you everyone, for all of your hard work, and honesty and candidness, and your support. Keep going at it, one step at a time, one round at a time.
PS.: I'm shy to post personal stuff that are not related to the learning process, but I'm feeling lucky today, so here's the pages I'm working for the book: