Fear of being judged was always the #1 fear that could stop me dead in my tracks. But not no more. Does that mean I still don't have the fear? Absolutely not, because I do. It's just my desire to step out of my comfort zone is much stronger than my fear. I am learning to face my fear head on and push thru it. We can often get caught in the trap of blaming other people and outside circumstances, instead of looking within.
I'd like to point out this is my first time to draw/paint an entire body. Getting proportions right was the challenge. My next step is to add feet. I'd like to say that I ran out of space to put them in this piece but the truth is, "I was afraid". See, there's that fear I was talking about! I'll meet it head on the next time.