This is a drawing that my SUPER advanced student drew my first year of teaching. He was the one I mentioned in a previous blog. He would ask for extra assignments because he would finish everything so fast. I wish I could really take credit for his drawing skills but he was obviously born with natural talent. What can take credit for is improving his skills. I taught him that drawing from observation is better than drawing from memory. I also taught him how to properly add value to make things look more realistic. I thought I had a picture that he drew from memory, to sort of serve as a "before", he had my class but I couldn't find it. His drawings were good before, but you can truly see the growth from the first picture he drew in my class to this one.