I've just started my three year full time Fine Arts degree. So far it has been very challenging and occasionally frustrating. I'm finding it hard to keep pushing myself to challenge my habits every day of the week.
I'm not whining about it- the reason I enrolled at this school was so I would be challenged.
The class that I was expecting to be my favourite (life drawing) is one of the hardest- the instructor has very high standards and doesn't make excuses for us because we are only starting- in fact any of us who seem to have some drawing background he is even harder on because he wants us to learn the basics properly. Now on one hand I understand and agree with that approach. On the other hand it is hard to draw what I thought were fairly basic structural drawings over the course of a 20 minute pose and to keep having the faults pointed out.
I guess it's like Mr Miyagi in Karate Kid teaching Daniel san...paint the fence, wax the car...etc
Like the Bride in Kill Bill 2 punching that bit of wood over and over and over...
I guess it's a bit painful now but hopefully it'll pay off in the end.
Any helpful hints on staying focussed?