As I neared the end of my class this morning, I requested my teacher to take a look at my work. I had been working on the tonal values, petal by petal and line by line.
My teacher came over, looked at the photograph, and then at my painting, and remarked, "You are doing quite well. You have become more sensitive to the tonal differences".
This was the biggest compliment I could ever hear from his lips. All this time, this was my bane and only because I never practised shading. Today, in this moment, it made all the difference.
Make Good Art.