I am trying new things on an almost daily basis as I really want to grow and become a stronger artist. One of the new things was to try painting without a preliminary sketch. To paint directly on the clean, WHITE paper - aaaaaargh!
These lovely little ballerinas are 5 minute sketches drawn from photos. They're by no means great, but they were fun and quite challenging! First you must psych yourself up to even begin, and then suddenly, you're in the zone (or at least I was). It takes hand - eye coordination and intense concentration/observation of the details. I will definitely be trying it again. Hopefully, with better results.