I had my life drawing class this morning with a really great model. His face was a joy to draw.
Here's the funny part I never share. Every class I have the same internal dialogue:
Then I sit down completely overwhelmed by the empty paper in front of me and think: "Ok, start somewhere. Just start. You can't be the only one sitting at your easel not drawing."
Ok, so I start somewhere, usually with a dark shadow. This time I started under the bottom lip and just observed and drew from there.
And after about three minutes (3!!): "Oh, that looks awful. It doesn't look at all like him." Well, of course not! He didn't even have lips yet or eyes or a nose.
Usually after that I get absorbed and the chatter in my head stops until the end of class. And that, dear friends, is how I constantly entertain myself...
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with everything you love!