My cat Alexis-Shannon

Alexis Watercolor (2)-220acb23

It feels like I don’t know how to watercolor anymore. The more I try to do it the worse it gets. After the horses pic last was critiqued. I thought to do something better. This is what I came up with. First, I was like maybe I should watercolor still life to display at the fair, bur I did awful. I was told to just show the horses watercolor. It’s like I learn all the rules to art, then I forget it. It’s so frustrating. I think it has something to do with my disability. I found another drawing site called I think Life Drawing Academy. It’s suppose to give you the classical education to art and it only needs a 300 dollars for access. I found it through a youtube video that give you examples of drawings to rate yourself and I’m a zero. Don’t get me wrong like some of the work was good on level zero, so this wasn’t stick figures or anything. They still had something off. I better save money. They also have a watercolor web-site too, which may help me with watercolors, but it’s another 300 dollars.


Posted on

August 21, 2021


  1. Jan Geddes

    Don’t be so hard on yourself Shannon. You are much better than you give yourself credit for. I often look at your work and it’s incredible how much you’ve improved since you first started posting, For what it’s worth I think while other sites may offer you something different it will never match up to what Matt has to offer. Anyways take care Jan

    • Shannon Wolford

      Thank-you for your kind words. It’s just I see this wonderful art everywhere and I see and want to do it too. I noticed that I have moved on to color. Watercolors is very hard. I can always have both sites. While I DTO, I also have skillshare. This site only needs 300 dollars and then I’m set. Like I posted, I need to save money like put away like 50 or 100 dollars per month.

  2. Cindy Delory

    Hello Shannon,

    I know the other web site which you talk and it seems of quality with the same way that Matt. Anyway, a lot of approach in the lesson online are very well and are going to correspond more or less. I think that it’s not really the question.
    But, the fact to fail is a big part of learning… It’s normal to fail and doubt also. Don’t worry. Little to little, you learn mechanism and you progress ( even if you don’t realize currently). Be patient 🙂
    We often say that in order to master a skill, you must practice 10 000 hours

    PS : I hope I am not too difficult to understand. Sorry for the language

Submit a Comment