As a sketch artist we are trying to perceive the World as it truthfully is, to do this we must psychologically set aside as many cultural judgements, see as a child again, sure we live in a dangerous world, our minds are constantly constructing dangers, real or un-real.
How ever once a situation is deemed un-dangerous, then our minds can be free to see as a child again, one reason Life drawing classes are so important, it creates this Safe place.
Once the students realized for example, My number one reason being there posing for them was "To help the evolve their Drawing/ sketching / seeing the world just as it is", that I was not there for money / a job, that I my self understood the great need for constant practice, in order to do what we where doing, and to do it as well, as possible meant much more then pulling pencil to paper, that it is 99% psychological, if one can hold a Pencil, can get their mind right,one can sketch just as well as "Da Vinci", " Escher", any of the Greats.
Its always easier to Draw something, that One has never seen, has no clue what it is - this is Known-
So instead of seeing me as a Human, pretend that your on a expedition to the Woods, to simply observe ,and sketch a "Woods Fairy "
I liked this article ; " Beyond gender: The concept of 'God' has always been androgynous"
The concept of “God” – despite the largely male-authored history of religious belief – is in its nature neither male nor female. Such mysterious movements as we can detect or believe in as an act of faith seem to have description in human gender. The Greeks, Romans and Vikings, it is true, were fond of gender stereotyping their deities – men for war, women for love, on the whole – but these too were expressions of cultural norms rather than any deeper truth. So it is when the God of the Christian Church is described routinely as “He”.
The call by Rachel Treweek, the newly-appointed Bishop of Gloucester, that God should be “degenderised” carries a good deal of weight, and should be supported. Instead of using either “He” or “She” to describe God, the Right Reverend reports that she prefers simply to use the word “God”. As she rightly points out: “If I am made in the image of God, then God is not to be seen as male. God is God.”
The scriptures may or may not support the ordination of women in ever more important posts in the Church of England, but there is nothing in the Bible, apart from some traditionally patriarchal language, that defines the Almighty as a male.
The naming of the divine and unknowable matters because it has more earthly implications: how can women progress in the Church if its spiritual leadership is considered male by nature? What a miracle it would be to see the world’s religions have women, gay, bisexual and transgender people in leadership positions.
Say your out in the forest , and you have heard that there are Woods Fairies in this forest, you have also been told that they are harmless, they even will pose for you, if you want to sketch them, photograph them, you have never seen one, so you have brought your camera, in hopes you might.
We have to Condition our minds to see not as what we think something " Should be "-
-but just as something is-