The Jawline is Off
Weekly Report 2
I will be honest, I already feel stressed. Maybe stressed is not the right word because it is a sort of “good stress”. Instead of feeling overwhelmed to the point of paralysis, I feel compelled to take action. I want to deal with the stress; it’s weird, I do not have to force myself to deal with it, I just do it. I even feel excited about it. Every class, besides economics and aquatics, feels challenging and intriguing, and in a way the challenge motivates me to work and better understand the topics. That is not to say I am not procrastinating, but I am definitely improving.
For one, I am almost done with my first painting, well, it is a charcoal drawing, but it is an art piece so I am counting it. I have not devoted as much time to the drawing as I would like; however, I have spent more than usual. The extra time has allowed me to edit and change aspects of my piece I would have never had time to even notice otherwise. For example, yesterday I erased half of the drawing because my jawline looked odd; it led me to a convoluted journey that eventually showed me a colossal mistake I made early on (The rose was too small, and because I was using it as reference, half of the drawing was disproportionate.).
I forgot how enjoyable creating art is. In an odd way, this drawing allowed me to rekindle that love. I thought motivating myself to draw would be more difficult, but, now that I have begun, the whole process has become much easier. I honestly cannot wait to get back into art with full force because it pleases me unlike anything else.