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Looking back through my last few days of drawings I noticed I end up with "lost" lines when I have no idea how I am suppose to translate a reference to the page. Those lines help me stay ahead of any fear from a blank page since no stroke is precious in that mess. This gives me the confidence to keep making marks until I figure things out. If I am lucky enough to feel I know what I am doing, I start on "searching" lines. Otherwise it a second pass from the "lost" line scribble with a better plan of action. I still have to search because I'm not skilled enough to make clean lines without some under drawing. "Clean" lines either come after lots of deliberation, hesitation and ghosting or are an over draw based on "searching" lines.
Barbara Van Asperen
Thank you, John, for explaining your proces of getting the feel by getting started. I recognize it and your explaining makes me feel better... It is a sort of a proces ... And I do it less when i am more confident with what I draw... But sometimes I don't get the feel of the markmaking at all. For me it is sometimes also a problem of not being able to concentrate.../focus.
Before watching the videos. Really struggling. How do I get it clear and clean?