"Caste Study" Charcoal and pastel on white paper
First piece I've felt had to be framed, finished thanks to my teacher, Grigor Eftimov. Being objective and critical of yourself and your work is how you improve upon what you've already done. You can say your mistakes are a part of your "style," or you can spend every day fixing the issues with your work. Skill and mastery are not products of natural ability, they are results of grit and consistency. That is what the Atelier represents.