DATE: Friday April 26th
MEDIUM: A4 white sketchbook/black biro pen
DESCRIPTION: I ‘tried’ copying an Old Master painting: Salvator Rosa/Philosophy.
Needless to say, I thought the drawing was a ‘total failure!’ I didn’t even manage to get anywhere near…?! But, hey, at least, I had a go…; normally, I don’t even do that much; just far too lazy. I am hoping that by doing enough copying; then, maybe, one day, my drawings will be able to improve…; then, I could do a close copy…as opposed to being so extremely FAR off the mark…!
It’s my lacking full attention, I think; if you can’t stay fully focussed on what you are doing mentally…getting right every single line…; then, of course, you are going to get all of those same lines wrong! My mind just keeps on loosing it, unfortunately; very hard to bring my mind under full control. Meaning, rather than draw exactly what it is I’m seeing…; I find myself drawing whatever I please, instead; hence my copy always looks completely different to what was the ‘original!’