After all this time, I began to see the end of my 100-day challenge in sight. I was tired to making myself draw children’s faces, one per day for 100 days. I wanted it to be over and so I began to rush the process. The result was bad. I didn’t take my time like I did in the beginning and the faces began to look older again; not like children. The key to children’s faces is remembering the many differences they have from adult faces. I noticed that all the classes I took in college focused on adults and not children. Even while studying children’s book illustration, the focus was on drawing realistic adults. I felt this was a deficiency and the only way I was going to get the practice I wanted drawing children’s faces was to challenge myself to do it myself. That’s what started this whole thing but now I wanted it over with. While rushing it at the end, I did learn many things. The art suffers, the children look older and not cute anymore, the fundamentals I learned were beginning to be second nature but fade when I’m not conscious of them. Above all I learned not to rush it.
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