In order to add texture anatomical drawing I had to look very closely to the two organs I chose, the brain and the heart. I knew where to look and where to add "value" because of some assignments we had done. One of them being the ZOOM game and the other one drawing while using a framing device as a guide. After starting the anatomical drawings, and when I was done with the overall shape, I knew I needed to add value and texture. This was a very hard thing for me to do, but the pencils that we had were a lot of help. Since all of them were different shades, it made it easier to make some parts darker and other ones lighter.
I learned that the scientific and creative process are very similar. At first, I thought that the creative process was going to be more fun than the scientific process, but in the end, they're both loads of fun. Another thing I learned about both of these processes is that all of them start with an idea or question.
One very big challenge that I experienced overall is being motivated to draw. I do not consider myself good at drawing, so it is something that I do not really enjoy doing. I overcame this because I knew that I needed to do this. Another challenge was getting the drawings up to the level that I actually liked them. It was very hard to do them since they had to look "realistic". The shape, texture, value, etc was very hard, especially shading to give it texture and value. I will approach these kinds of situations with a more positive attitude.
I am very proud on how long I took to finish both of my anatomical drawings. I know it sounds weird and I shouldn't really be proud of how it took me very long, but I am. I don't really consider myself an artist, or a person that enjoys drawing, so this was a very big step for me. I will carry this into my future by making sure that no matter how long the process will be, I will not give up and keep trying, even when it is something that I think I am not very good at.