A little over a week ago, I posted a tutorial with over 100 pictures showing how I draw a rose. Then a few days later, I posted a video where I drew another rose in 20 minutes.
In these tutorials, I wanted to be sure that there was enough visual content to make it as easy as possible to follow along.
Yesterday, I got a message from a man named Andy S., who followed my tutorial and drew a rose of his own, using my tutorials for guidance. Here’s his message:
“First, I can’t think you enough for putting these together. I’m watching for more :-). I’m going to practice with flowers this week and see how it goes. Would love your feedback on my first attempt. I’m brand new to this, so getting used to the kneading eraser was a bit of a challenge. I didn’t use Bristol paper so that may have made it more difficult. I’ve purchased Bristol for my next attempt.”
His drawing blew me away. This was his first attempt at drawing a rose, and he did a phenomenal job:
He even went on to draw a second rose after this one, and in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful than the first- notice the subtle highlights and the deep shadows, and the nice graduation of light to dark:
It was a huge encouragement for me to see that someone is being helped from my tutorials.
I asked Andy to send me a picture of one of his previous drawings so that others can see the improvement and be encouraged to try for themselves.
Personally, I still think he’s already got a good eye, which is demonstrated in the earlier drawings, but I can see that he’s learned some helpful techniques that will allow him to develop his talent quickly, and that makes me really happy:
What do you think of Andy’s drawings? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!