The last lesson's teacher is all about slowing down and details. Neither are my modus operandi! However I do see the value in it. He also touched on the idea of stealing/copying work that one finds appealing. It is a way to learn. So I copied and included the detail. It is all part of finding my style. This I kinda liked but I would definitely make it more cheerful. I think for learning a neutral colour scheme helps.
The second last class was about capturing animals, live animals. Again, not my forte even if I do live on a farm. I chose a stationary bunny. ;~) I actually was ready to rip but went ahead and added colour. That added something surprising.
I am not planning on becoming a sketcher of all things natural and decorative. But it is a tool and certainly is a useful one for my creative tool box. I learned all kinds of useful things and most importantly, an artist must connect to the stimuli and then please him/her self. I also learned that an exact replica is not often the goal and it is the 'mistakes' that give it character and define the artists style.
I am delighted that I really did finish. I have one or two parts I want to review but I have only a final comment to add and then school will be out! :)