End of term on drawing/painting classes

I knew it would come sooner or later :/ and as usual it came too soon.

I was wondering why it's so hard for me to work properly while being at school. Conclusions are - the best option would be working in my very own atelier (which I do not have, unfortunately) and being from time to time visited by sb with a greater experience.
Things that stand in my way are: music, brakes and my own limits.
I hate and I simply can not work without music. Don't know how anyone can. Of course when you're working outside and you're surrounded by beautiful nature and its sounds another kind of music is unnecessary. However, if you're working with a dozen of other students in the same class you need music to distance yourself from the unstoppable chatter going on all around you. Some tunes tucked inside your ears are a must ;)
What also makes it hard to concentrate is the need to make breaks all the time to get some coffee from the coffee-machine or go to the shop to get something to eat and similar. There's always something missing and you have the urge of getting something else that, oh that's a surprise, you haven't brought from home or bought earlier. It's always the same. But what's more silly about this - is that I like to take those brakes :) (but my works hate them)
Although you can make something with the problems mentioned above, it's a bit harder to get rid of this one - the need to open one's mind and start creating a bit more innovative things when you know that you'll be making a still-life again. I'm sorry, I just hate them. And I'm even more sorry to say that I hate our model to the point of puking when I see him... I can study while drawing/painting still-lives, I can try to understand and remember why the light looks so in this place and differently in the other; I can see how colours influence their surrounding and search the way to show that something is closer than something else but I think that's it. And, actually, I think I know enough for now to start doing sth else. When I think of it in the morning before going to the classes I just go to sleep for another few hours.

But now I'd like to show you the 2 (from 3) paintings I did and the drawings. Here we go ^^

First painting I did after the summer brake. It's very small for my standards but this wooden duck there it's kinda cute. I've tried using oil pastels when the paint has dried. The effect s quite nice so I think I'll try it also on a bigger painting next term :)

Big one and so-mine one :) Why haven't I made more pictures like this one? :/

Rysio, our fascinating model. I'm so sick of his lillipop-like figure - big belly and four thin sticks coming out of it. Oh! Don't forget about a big red nose!

Used fine-tip felt pen here together with pencils.

My Monster Princess posing day :D She was studying something connected with anatomy then, I think

Bartosz :) I like the simplicity of this one

The Monster Princess again :)

This is my favourite. I like the way I;ve managed to show the space, the way lines vary and the bit of still-life I've chosen :)

This drawing is similar to the previous one in the method of drawing I've used. Can it be called a method?

The last one. I've made a lot of drawings ike this in the previous term: brown and blue paint + pencils all over them. It can give a great effect if you pay attention to the light's temperature :)

Here are we on the day of Half-Final Judgement :P

It'd be too obvious if I said now that I'll be working harder next term. So I won't say that :3



  1. noo.. całkiem, całkiem Pani kochana! prace jak zwykle świetne :D

  2. Oh...honey...you did good....you did gooooood. Don't worry.Everything will fall into places, even before you know it. And then you are set and fine. Hugs from here.


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