I have been very distracted this weekend. To a degree that is unusual for me. While I can’t say my weekends (or life in general) are hyper-focused, I can usually follow a conversation without trouble. But when my friend Mary Margaret came over on Saturday for another zoom drawing class from Nora Sherwood, I honestly had trouble listening to Mary Margaret’s friend updates (you know, how kids, pets, etc. are doing) but I couldn’t following along with Nora. Fortunately, I was at a table with art supplies, so I was able to occupy myself very contentedly. However, I have no idea if this is what Nora recommended I do.
Apparently, we started with shading. This makes sense. The title of the class is “Shading and 3D Form Boot Camp – Graphite”. So some part of me was listening to something.
At some point we must have switched to objects. Unable to follow directions, I hadn’t made a lightbox or brought an egg.
Obviously, I couldn’t possibly be expected to only do the exercises (even on my non-distracted days, I work too fast for that). So, I brought out some American Easel giveaway panels (from WSO events) and played with a drawing from last month’s class.
Then the dog was just there, waiting to be drawn. And I liked that, so I added some paint.
I’m pretty excited about this and I’m planning on “really” painting it soon.