Revisit and Redraw
Here's how all those Zoom drawing sessions affected my artwork.
Revisiting subjects is like catching up with a friend over coffee. You've both changed, but they still have that charisma that keeps you in touch.
I did A LOT of Zoom drawing sessions last year. I believe they made a massive difference in my drawing speed, understanding of materials, and mark making!
This week I sat down and replayed a session I hosted where we drew shelter pets. I wasn’t prepared for how much my approach has changed!
I randomly grabbed my watercolor palette for the replay.
It wasn’t really an issue. None of these are “finished” but they look more complete than what I did with them the first go round last year.
Redrawing also reinforced that I still need to practice drawing humans a lot more.
Why revisit and redraw?
It’s rewarding to see where your practice has taken you!
Try new materials, palettes, and techniques
Discover new ways to challenge yourself or areas to focus on.
If the two cat drawings above don’t motivate you, then please tell me what will!
Of course nothing beats drawing on location. But Zoom drawing is useful for accountability. I'm more likely to push my work further and practice tricky subjects for longer periods.