Gorned, don’t give up! I think I posted earlier, that contour drawing drove me so mad that I put the book down for a very long time! Wish I hadn’t. I think there’s something about this book that drags you kicking and screaming outside of your comfort zone, I have to admit I rather dread most of the exercises! :argh: But, I’ve been augmenting them with my own, that I enjoy more - and, well, I’m seeing such improvement that it’s totally worth it!
Course, now we’re in full swing getting the house ready for sale - so much work to do, may not be able to do much for a while, but will keep trying to at least practice a little each week and keep watching here. Looking forward to seeing your stuff!
Also, w0lf - were you able to get the book?
As for the 7 or 8 hours, I did the drawing in chunks, so I’d draw an hour or two and then take a break. For most of the time I was drawing, I didn’t notice the time pass. But, I notice if I go too much longer than 1-2 hours then I start to get inpatient and then I stop enjoying myself and start getting sloppy! I think that happened about half way through this - need to find a way to work faster.