Seeing is a big word when it comes to making art. In fact, seeing is everything.
I've recently done some practicing on my patio, making a retreat to the cooler in-doors easy when I've had enough of the heat and mosquitoes. My main goal has been practicing the focus required, learning to filter out distractions and decide just how I want to capture the subject. Below, you see the end result of my first try to capture my patio pot of Lantanas.
Above you see the final result, a sketch that expresses something different about what I see in those flowers, a brightness that the first sketch doesn't quite capture. It's interesting, though, I like both sketches. But don't they have a very different feel?