For the sake of it: Perfection Unnecessary

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I feel like I’m ok at drawing, not fantastic, but ok. If I put my mind to drawing something it usually looks somewhat like what I’m trying to draw. There’s definitely room for improvement though and creative exercises are one way to flex your creativity and push through your own boundaries.

Continuous line drawings are where you draw your subject without taking your pencil off the paper. No re-dos, no erasing anything because it doesn’t look right, no starting over.

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It’s intimidating at first, the drawings aren’t turning out quite how you imagine them. Then something happens, you stop worrying about your drawings looking perfect and you start trying to figure out how to move the pencil in ways that will allow you to create different shapes, shading and contours.¬†Inspired anti-perfectionism.

-Steph

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From the Sketchbook: Weekly Scribble

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Pencil drawing in my sketchbook, finished with ink pens. I plan to do both a full-size colour and full-size black and white version; also thinking about the potential of it as a lino cut!

So many possibilities for this little doodle…

R.