Meet Monica

Hi! I am Monica and I am learning to draw from zero experience.

On my list of “things to do before I die” is to learn how to draw and paint. (Do you have such a list? You should!)  So I thought I may as well get on with it.

I am 100% novice but decided to start this blog anyway to journal my learning progress and discoveries. Someone once said that the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. So I am adding my twitter to the cacophony just to have some fun. And if Van Gogh can, maybe so can I!

“…at the time when you spoke of mine becoming a painter, I thought it very impractical and would not hear of it. What made me stop doubting was reading a clear book on perspective, Cassange’s Guide to the ABC of Drawing: and a week later I drew the interior of a kitchen with stove, chair, table and window – in their places and on their legs – whereas before it had seemed to me that getting depth and the right perspective into a drawing was witchcraft or pure chance.” ~Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to his brother, Theo.

A caricature of me done by artist Kamal Dollah.

Drawing Dali at a sketching class.

17 thoughts on “Meet Monica

  1. Monica – this is fabulous! So glad you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours. You are an inspiration. I love that you just decided you wanted to draw and went for it. I look forward to following your posts!

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