We had a long drive from Toronto, where she lives to Montreal where I do. The thing about long drives is there is plenty of time to sketch. I am not fast enough to do trees as we pass them but I do little drawings of my husband's hands, the car, my shoes etc.
Exercise 1 A
The first exercise in the book is to make a drawing of your crossed feet using a pencil or pen. He said allow 1/2 hour, at least. Well I never got beyond 10 minutes and I don't even think I got that far. I kept thinking of varicose veins or blood clots and I got tired of crossing my legs, so I went and started drawing keys.
The drawing were 5, 8 and 10 minutes. I find it pathetic that I was observing so closely and left out one key. It is also pathetic that my attention span is so short. Eight minutes feels like an eternity and I think I spend more time looking at the timer than my drawing. I don't want to move on yet and I am going to repeat the exercise tomorrow.