As I have noted earlier I find the whole tonal exercises very difficult. I am aware of the different kinds of reflections but not sure that I have made any distinct differences in how this has been depicted in my drawings.
To review where I have got to I think I have been through 3 phases over the last month. Initially I was very excited by the course and wanted to get going. Lots of concerns but want to be engaged.
I think I have begun to look at form differently but it is far from automatic and is only achieved as I struggle to follow the exercises.
After spending sometime on the initial exercises and looking at the OCA site and reading lots of stuff I became overwhelmed with the whole thing.For about a week I was at a standstill and beginning to worry that I have made a bad decision taking this on.
Now I think I have calmed down a bit and am getting going more tentatively. However it is hard to let go of being successful with every exercise or sketch. I am still not that comfortable with sketching especially outside.
I have also observed that I don’t spend enough time looking and really seeing what is there as opposed to what I think is in front of me. My concentration is developing slowly but I realise it is probably like any other muscle in the body and has to be used regularly in order to develop.
Often I find my drafting of the original image is inaccurate. I know it is not “right” but continue. I think this is linked to looking/concentrating.