I was downstairs having coffee with some friends today and showing them the new waterbrushes I got in the mail. Along came the maintenance man. He saw the brushes and asked me about them.
Turns out he's a very accomplished artist.
We had an interesting conversation about his art and he was very encouraging about mine. He did say that when his day job interferes with his art, he tries to doodle to keep his hand "in tune."
I've noticed that since I've been doing Zentangle type doodles every day, my overall ability to render a likeness has improved. Could it be that I'm "training" my hand?