One of the first practices you learn in any art class or workshop, etc. is to always step away from your work. As you work, you get too close to it and you can miss design malfuctions. The pen & ink of the" lime kiln" I shared two days ago is an excellent example of just that. I was paying too much attention to my photo I took, I didn't stop and look. It resulted in a poor drawing. I posted the drawing and when I published the site, there it was for me to see, BIG AS LIFE. The tree with leaves were coming out of my kiln like smoke. Or a vase with a poor flower arrangment. The viewer's eye goes right up and off the page. Design elements, must be considered to make your drawings better. I needed my kiln to be the point of interest and not share it with the tree . The shape of the leaves followed the shapes of the kiln, making it one shape and not an interesting one. I went in and made the leaves an interesting shape that guides the eyes through out the design of the drawing.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.