When it comes to creating artwork, the vision is what is important.
Sadie Valeri | Copy from a painting by Jan Van Huysum | 9x12 inches | graphite on paper
Focus on the vision: The intense flash of sensation and inspiration. Everything else flows from there.
Jan Van Huysum's "Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn", 1724
Capability, technique... none of that matters.
Four stages of the drawing in progress: Straight-line block-in, shadow mapping, form shading, and using glassine paper to avoid smudging
Do you have a vision? The answer is always yes.
Focus on the vision, meditate on it, allow it to take root, memorize it. Whatever happens on the path to realizing the vision, attained or not, is the experience of living life in alignment with your true self.
Sadie Valeri | Copy of a detail from Jan Van Huysum's "Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn", 1724
9x12 inches | graphite on paper
Tombow Mono pencils grades 6H, 2H, and B | Strathmore 400 medium surface drawing paper
More of my recent graphite pencil master studies:
This graphite pencil technique is taught and demonstrated in these pre-recorded online courses: