I started Sunday and photo #1 is how much I finished in about 30 minutes, 10 of which was probably just staring at the page hating the anxiety of actually starting.
Photo 2 is Monday. That was about the time I started wishing I'd picked pretty much any other wheeled object in the garage. I knew there were a lot of parts, but c'mon!
There are no progress pics from Tuesday and Wednesday. I was too obsessed with being annoyed by all the details. Do you know HOW MANY little brackets and screws and tubes and totally useless tiny pieces there are on a motorcycle? Do you? I'll tell you. WAY TOO MANY! I mean, who designs these things?!?
With the line work finished Wednesday, Thursday's goal was to crosshatch everything and upload before supper. I figured I could knock that out in under an hour. Um, yeah, I should know my slow self better.
An hour later as suppertime loomed and a storm raged outside, my mood alternated between irritation at my snail pace and complete engrossment in the process. I tried not to rush. I rushed. I stopped rushing. Another hour passed and I finished - sorta'. As usual, there are a ton of places I want to darken up, but it's all practice right?
I told my husband there are simply too many little bitty cycle parts. He laughed. I then pointed out the parts of the drawing that are wonky. He told me it looked good and the "wonky" places actually looked like I did it on purpose - like a caricature. I'll take that.
Bonus realization: I don't crosshatch like anyone else and that is a-okay. More than okay - fabulous! Starting at the back of the cycle focusing on cross hatching like the instructor, I quickly slipped into my style as I moved to the right. My cross hatch is just right for my pen, my paper, my art.