October 18, 2012. No pens tonight. Just a light pencil sketch with a few layers of watercolor. It's a direction I'd like to try for a while, even though I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. But that's a good place to be. It's the same feeling I get when I'm engaging in a conversation in German. I have just enough grammar and vocabulary to sound like I know what I'm doing, but it isn't long before my shortcomings are obvious. Nevertheless, if you put yourself in that situation enough, you begin to pick up little fragments of improvement here and there. I'm not interested in finishing this sketch. In fact, I should have stopped before this point. But it's ok, because the process taught me things I will hopefully remember next time.