It is indeed getting harder and more tempting to skip a lesson. We tend not to like to do things that are hard, and when one is self-learning as I am doing with this adventure, the motivation isn't always there. This is the reason for putting it in blog format. You are my teachers and hopefully you'll keep me to task should I wander.
The drawing lesson wasn't too difficult. Cubes and variations of the cubes. In this case, what it's teaching me is patience. I'm also working on adding silly features to my drawings to make them more fun. This lesson actually incorporated several days worth of lessons. It is similar to my emergency art lesson when I teach middle school.
This was the hard one. Pencil is by far my medium of choice. Watercolor, however, confounds me. There seems to be such little control of watercolour with surprising results. Usually, I'm not pleasantly surprised. This lesson involved a bamboo brush and ink to create a wash. The idea was to create gestures, not an exact replica. That's a stretch for me. Instead of doing a person, I drew my sleeping cat. The first image is without the pen and ink added. I'm not sure which I like better. I'm not unhappy with it. Read between the lines there. ;)