My sister and I always talk about how the "Big C" is the most attractive quality a person can have. What is the "Big C" you might ask? The "Big C" is Confidence.
Mine is running a little low at the moment. I'm in a bit of a drawing dry spell. For the last few days I haven't been creating any work that I am proud of and day-by-day it is getting more difficult to draw. Luckily, I know that this is only a temporary thing. Soon enough I'll do something I feel good about and get back on track. In the meantime, however, I'm taking notes.
I'm learning how drawing comes so much easier when you are happy with the results and how the process isn't nearly is fun if you don't like the outcome. I think these off-days are important to keep in mind when working with beginning drawing students. How can I help students learn who feel that nothing they produce turns out looking good? How can I help build their confidence?
Maybe working with crude materials helps? I think so. Crayons and a paper tablecloth aren't too intimidating.