El 20 may. 2017, Betty Edwards escribió:
Thank you so much for sending me your email and your “before and after” drawings. It makes me so happy to see how much your drawing skills improved from working through the exercises in my book. Drawings 2 and 3 show such an ease in drawing your perceptions, especially in fine details of eyes, nose and mouth, but, moreover, excellent understanding of the relationships in size and placement of these features. Furthermore, it is clear that you have really worked on your perceptions of lights and shadows—they are quite beautiful.
Being able to learn (or in your case, to improve) drawing skills by following instructions in a book is often regarded as difficult: many people really need a teacher to guide them through the exercises. But every once in a while, I hear from someone like you, Janid, who manages to learn directly from my book, and I am just charmed by that.
I would love to post your letter and your drawings on our blog, www.drawright.com, if that would be OK with you. I feel sure others would be encouraged by your experience, and also, it is such fun to receive a letter from Costa Rica. I have seen many photos of Costa Rica, but have never visited your beautiful country.
With every best wish,
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Dear Mrs. Edwards:
I am SO HAPPY that you answer me, and so soon! I admire you SO MUCH!!!! You´re not seeing me right now, but I have a big smile in my face and my heart is beating sooo fast. I would feel really honored if you post my letter and drawings on your blog, of course, because I would love to share my experience with others.
I hope you can visit Costa Rica some time, because you have at least a fan here (me!), so, if you like, I would be happy to meet you and take you to know some places (like a volcano) and/or share a cup of our coffee, of course ;) You´ll be always welcome here and I promise you´ll have a lot of fun, because we are a really friendly country.
Now I´m working with your book “Color”, it will take me some time, because I just started to read two days ago, but when I finish it I´ll share my results with you, too.
Thank you so much for take your time and respond my email, I can´t tell you how much I appreciate it and means to me.
God bless you always. Janid Alfaro
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Your email gives me such pleasure—I, too, have a big smile on my face. Thank you for letting us put your letter and drawings on our blog. Yours is my first communication from Costa Rica. I would so love to visit, but I’m afraid my traveling days are over. Thank you for your hospitable invitation. Next time I fix myself a cup of coffee, I’ll think of you.
Do let me know if any questions come up about color. It’s pretty complicated, but I have tried to be clear in my book. Taking it step-by-step is the best way.
With cordial regards,