Sometimes I can forget how good it feels just practicing drawing techniques. Simple things, like working on proportion and scale and line weight can feel so rewarding if you give yourself the time to really savor them when learning to draw. Mostly this is because all great drawings are built on these essentials. By practicing them, you're rewarding yourself in the moment and also in your future drawing.
|Young Woman in a Black and Green Bonnet, Looking Down
by Mary Cassatt, ca. 1890, pastel drawing, 25 5⁄8 x 20 1/2.
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