Planes and Proportions
Today marks my first day “back to work,” by which I mean I spent a few hours in bed writing copy this morning. I miss being out in the world and part of a team, but life could be much worse.
In between assignments I caught up on the online portrait class I purchased last year. Memorizing the proportions and planes of each feature isn’t exciting, but it’s made drawing more pleasurable. I can concentrate on capturing a likeness, an emotion — something more meaningful than, say, where the ears go in relation to the nose.
I noticed today that my busyness is a product of bad habits as much as circumstance. I can rarely decide which book or art class to settle on, so I bounce between two or three at a time, always seeking something better, feeling as harried as I do after a day full of meetings. Even bed-bound, I struggle to settle down and focus. I’m hoping I can foster some better habits before life deposits me back into the whirlwind of everyday life.