Regrets? Yes and No

Whenever anyone I work with learn I have an art degree, I get the eyebrow raise. My job is in clinical research and really has no place for art. Do I have regrets? Maybe, but not for the reasons you may think. I will always be thankful for getting an art degree. Even though the “art” doesn’t help me with my current profession, I’m thankful for two reasons: I Learned How to See An EARLY sketch of boxes, plates, cups As much as I hated drawing box after box, or the constant measuring – once I got it – not “oh, this is how I do it”, but “oh, this is WHY I am doing it”, it made perfect sense! It’s something I wish I did in high school or even earlier than that. As simple as drawing boxes made me see the angles and measuring made me see something as simple as eye placement on a face. I was

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Portrait

I’ve added the final update to the couple…I’m not sure if any of the updates I made show up, but I thought I’d post it here anyway. I will be shipping it off tomorrow! On another note, I am taking a portrait drawing class at the Carrboro Art Center. Tomorrow night is my second class. Last week’s was a nice “reintroduction” to using live models. It’s very different from using a photograph! Having a model really ensures that your eye is trained to pick up light, shadow, soft and hard edges…and negative shape. It’s amazing how lazy the eye can get from photographs. (My eyes just glaze over after a while and the simplest mistakes occur and elude me sometimes). Anyway, I don’t want to scare anyone away…the first few sketches are always the worst…(This one is done with pencil (I think 4b)). It’s pretty large – the pad of paper is 18×24 and I was successful in using the

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