The best part of the level up test is when you can write free hand. Normally, I have to copy as perfectly as possible. That can be fun but a little boring. Of course, Sensei always helps with composition, but I really do have a free hand. This time, the assignment was the following waka … More Kana Level-up Test
…what Kim Jong Un is thinking about the nuclear deal with Trump.
I continue to follow the exercises in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Unlike in my misspent youth, I follow the book about as exactly as I can. IN the past, I’m sure I would have jumped all over the place, probably wouldn’t have even read the text, just gone to the parts … More Drawing – Hands and Feet
Sensei tells me that I’m finally getting my lines straight. I love how she says it. It’s onomatopoeia, “Pshee!” Which means like wicked straight. I must admit, the following is probably the most “Pshee!” I have ever written my kanji. Kana is still my strong suit, but I had a hell of a time this … More June Shodo, aka “Pshee!”
More Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Another exercise is to draw your hand without looking at your paper. Just get lost in the shapes and let your hand draw what you see. Below is my first try. I got pretty lost. The exercise was five minutes. I used a timer. But I … More Drawing Plump Worms
In my youth– and I really mean youth, as in teenage years– I loved to draw. I did some acrylic painting too. At one point I actually thought about art school. In the end, I chose a general education. I doubt I could have done much as an artist. I was young. I wasn’t talented. … More Drawing – Returns
Tobikyu \ˈtō ˈbē ˈkyü\ Verb (used without object) 1) To tobu a kyu 2) No really, you tobu completely over a kyu to the next kyu 3) so tobu means to jump or fly, and kyu is a level, so it means jumping up more than one level at a time. Kind of like skipping … More Shodo – Tobikyu