The preparation for this new class has been a real voyage of discovery. It was a couple of months of just coming to understand the proportion and structure of the human body from all view points. Now that I’ve done that it’s becoming possible to concentrate on the expression and shading and it’s now becoming more fun. I’m finding this whole process of learning to draw these figures very informative. Three months ago I couldn’t draw these figures consistently and now I can. This reinforces a lesson that I’ve heard put forward by a couple of writers lately that all it takes to master things is effort, not talent. If we are willing to put forth the effort we can master almost anything.