“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.”
This quote sums up the thing I love most about drawing. I enjoy the sensation of truly seeing beyond a mental label I have for something.
I’m in the habit of looking at my watch all the time. But I rarely know what time it is. I look and register if I’m late or not, but the actual time doesn’t always sink in.
I drew my watch for Everyday Matters Challenge Eight and really began to see the details. I realized that I was beginning to feel an absurd affection for the watchband. The warp and crease made by the buckle completely captured my attention. I was dazzled by it. I was disappointed when I realized that I was finished. I put my watch back on and felt a new connection to it.