When I first started to learn to draw, it was easy to get discouraged because my drawings did not meet my expectations. They often look discombobulated with shapes that were incorrectly drawn. My critical voice was like a referee, throwing down the yellow flag and blowing the whistle. Learning to silence this voice, allowed me the freedom to play around with my new drawing skills which was critical to practicing and improving. Who needs a referee when you are playing around? I would finish one drawing and start a new one.
In this beginning hand drawing image the lens looks like it is melted. I had let go of the referee and appreciate the expressive character of the image. Computer generated or photographic images have a more perfect look, hand drawings come with a flavor of being “not quite right” which often makes the image interesting. What about you? Can you lose that referee and keep on drawing?