Drawing to Please?

Hello Friends,

Well, here’s something a little different.  Some of you may remember this drawing I did in a college art class several years ago.  I posted this here back in 2013.

This is the most frustrating piece of art I have ever done.  Doing this project almost turned me off from drawing for good!  In fact back then my right arm had been healing from an accident I had about 15 years ago.  Working on this drawing made it all flare up again so I ended up dropping the class.  Looking back I am glad I didn’t finish the class; I think I would have done too much damage to my arm if I had.

The thing that bothered me the most was when the teacher just kept on saying that parts of this drawing needed to be darker or reworked or whatever. I’ve never been so frustrated with a piece of work I was doing!!  But I finished it. However, I couldn’t do much drawing for quite a while after finishing this.

Well, I’m glad I didn’t stop drawing; it’s just too much fun!  If you’re feeling discouraged working on something for someone else right now, hang in there.  You will be done with it eventually.  Try not to hate it too much when you’re done like I hated this piece for a long time afterward.  I still don’t like it much really, so it was a lesson hard learned.

Since that class I have learned to draw because I enjoy it, it’s fun, and I honestly don’t NEED others to like it; nor does it bother me if someone hates my work or criticizes it.  I don’t do art to please others; I do it because I WANT to. It’s my choice to share it.  And this is all to say, I am definitely NOT needing anyone to “like” THIS one!  Ha, ha.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug.  🙂



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When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork. Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on August 25, 2017, in Art Talk and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Well, I’m sorry but you can’t make me not like it. 😉 I know what you mean though, about beginning to hate a project that started out with enthusiasm and love. When you put a lot of time and effort into a creation, you don’t want to give up easily. I feel that way about my writing sometimes. If it isn’t coming together just the way I hoped, I walk away for a while and come back later re-inspired and suddenly, it happens. It turns out and it’s gratifying. That was quite the big drawing project, and with a sore arm, I can see how you might get frustrated. But it turned out good and the main thing is you are still drawing. It would be such a waste if you weren’t.

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    • Anneli, no apology necessary. That wasn’t my intention, ha, ha! 😉 And thank you very much. Yes, I have felt the same about many things. The bummer about that class was that we were supposed to be doing colored pencil next; she saved that for the last month or so of the class and that really bummed me out, too! I came to the conclusion that she was a terribly diseased perfectionist! I’m glad I didn’t give up drawing, too. I went back to physical therapy and have kept my arm in shape ever since. The “arm” story is a long one. I appreciate your encouragement!

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