Well, the saying is almost true! No it doesn't make perfect, but you certainly see improvement. I wanted to write this post to share the picture of my Lion Fish that l recently completed. It still isn't perfect! But l first drew this fish just over a year ago. It has always been my OH's favourite piece. It took me forever to draw and l have been looking at it on the wall over the past few months and thinking that l am sure l could do better now. So a few weeks ago l set out to draw it again. It is a complicated fish to draw and l knew it would be time consuming to do, but l just wanted to see if l could improve on my first attempt. I have to say even l was amazed at how much l have improved in just over a year. My OH keeps looking at the picture hanging on the wall and shaking his head. He says he was cheated!
For fairness l have removed the background from both Fish as well as l can and put them on pure white. What l really want to say is that l have had no lessons since l drew the first fish, l have read no books, watched no videos, had no instruction. Quite honestly the only difference between one drawing and the next is time. I have put in hours and hours of drawing. That is the wonderful thing about drawing if you just keep doing it you get better! I am sure if you are lucky enough to have lessons you would get better faster, but you don't have to have lessons to improve. You just have to do it. That is all. I know if l just keep drawing that a year from now l could improve this piece again. I want to say again that it isn't a special gift that you are born with. It is just practise and more practise. If you want to draw pick up your pencils and draw. If it isn't as good as you hoped, draw some more, if it still isn't as good, draw some more. Never give up. You will see improvement if you just keep drawing.
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