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. 🙂