Hi all. Today I did it. I sat down and actually used some of my art supplies. I copied a bunch of tulips from a book of flower drawings. The author says you learn how to draw (or how to draw again) by drawing. And I've decided to go with it.
It was supposed to rain, but
instead the sun came out. I decided to go to CVS to buy a couple of
things I needed since I had a 20% off coupon. I looked over at their art
supplies (not much) to see if they had drawing pencils since what I
thought were pencils turned out to be charcoal pencils. They didn't have
any so I went to Hobby Lobby. Got the shock of my life when one of the
two handicapped spaces was empty. I ended up doing both stores with
carts and not with my walker. I'll admit when I got home I was dead
So I bought a bunch of drawing pencils in a package which I have not opened yet, and found the Kindle copy of a book on DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, and my intention is to spend a small amount of time every day learning to draw again.
I'm also taking a Craftsy Class on Colored Pencils. And now that I've got the materials for that too, I'm going to start the exercises she shows in Lesson 2 that are intended to teach you how to use the pencils. I'm going to be doing some exercises with the drawing pencils as well. The idea is to learn how pencils of all kinds work.
Take care all.