Saturday, July 07, 2007
I did the Nordic Track this morning in hopes that it would better for my achilles tendon than running or biking. I can't remember the last time I got so sweaty. Indoor exercise where you stay relatively still produces an environment where less sweat gets evaporated. If I run the sweat evaporates as I run, on the Nordic Track it kinda just sits there and makes me sticky. I'll be able to tell tomorrow morning if the exercise aggravated my ankle.
And the MRI came back, by the way, and they said there are no tears! Thank God, because I have a feeling a torn tendon would take a very long time to heal.
I drew a picture yesterday and spent a little more time shading it than I would have normally. I sketched it out, kinda, then I did the details on the face, then I started shading from the outside in. However, then I was left with a very detailed outside and a white inside with a few marks for facial features. I was afraid to start shading the face because I thought it would turn out looking dirty, but I took the plunge and started shading a bit. When I was done, I made some highlights by removing the pencil with my eraser. I think I need to branch out and draw some men's faces, lol.
This picture was from a magazine, and it seems to me that magazines are much safer than drawing pictures of people you know, because you can get away with it looking less like the model. However, it's doing me less good, so I really need to buckle down and figure out what I'm missing in my face likeness drawing.