Should I take up drawing again? I think I was decent enough. If i had stuck with it i might have actually ummm… gotten somewhere…
It all began in the 5th grade. My mum signed me up for an art school without my consent. Oh man, i was nooot happy. But I had to stick with it – four days out of five, for minimum of two hours after school.
Obviously now i see what an incredible opportunity that was and how much i could’ve gained out of it, but at that point i thought sitting in front of a computer doing nonsense was way more crucial and cool of course.
Now that i think, it was a really cool school. I was taught drawing, painting, pottery, art history, composition, silk painting, weaving, all sorts. I liked pretty much everything, apart from the history lessons, for obvious teenager’s reasons, and painting. I was shit at painting. I just didn’t get it. The teacher was this elderly lady and she saw different colours to me in absolutely everything.
But pencil drawing (sometimes using coloured ones or crayons) i really enjoyed. And now looking back at these 10-year-old drawings, i see that i once had a potential. There were obviously people in my course that were better than me and i think that discouraged me in a way but i probably didn’t want to admit that to myself.
Sad. Noone should feel disheartened about things like that. Practice makes it perfect, right?!