I remembered this advice another artist gave me once. They said "Do commission drawings, for free, to get practice. Doesn't matter if you're not good enough to take commissions, just go for it." So I thought maybe I'd give it a try in February. Then I realized "tomorrow isn't guaranteed," and why not just do it right now? I asked if anyone wanted a commission drawing on Twitter ( twitter.com/JK_Riki ) and Sabina K. replied asking for something swan related. And here we are!
I must say, I adore the freedom and finding a new subject and doing some quick research and studies with no pressure. I've not drawn swans before, but they were a lot of fun. I had no plan going in, just let the pencil do its thing. Big thanks to Sabina for the prompt and getting me to do some drawing practice! I'd do it again, probably. (And I pass along that bit of advice to other artists. Go do it, even if it's just once!)