Journal Free Writing – Poem for the frustrations of beginning drawing student
Pencil in hand
Pencil to paper
Image in mind
Image to paper
Delicately textured is the paper
Fibers catch the graphite
Or the coal
Oils also apply well here
Long, slow smooth strokes
These provide an outline of a shape
Short, quick almost erratic strokes
Those provide texture and shadow
Images do not match
Eraser to paper
Line do not connect
Paper to wastebasket