Should I cheat?
Various people have said to me, to meet the demands of this daily challenge, that I should stock pile a few drawings to use on days when there is no time to meet the challenge or I should count a 'head study' painting done from life on a given day as a drawing effort.
To me the whole point of the challenge is the daily discipline of hand to eye co-ordination in a 24 hour period. A pianist would not be able to stock pile his daily practice. A runner couldn't either.
Also, if I wanted to cheat I easily could. I have kept every sketch book I ever completed from the very first one. They are fascinating. Not only do they act as a journal but also a record of improvement. My early drawings were terrible. But I do have some good ones in there, finished to a high degree. I don't want to cheat though.
This challenge is about me improving my observational skills. Yesterday's demo for The Santa Paula Art Group, posted later, was aided I think by the drawing I am doing.
I got home from it tired. I said to myself "All I have to do is 30 minutes of drawing". And that is exactly what you see here.
A simple eye. But still a lesson in drawing. Hard and soft edges, structure...