Entry 47: Learning How to Draw Again
They say that once you learn how to ride a bike, you'll never forget. Well, it's true for the most part, but trying to ride a bike again after years is like waking up from anesthesia.
That being said, drawing has the same effects.
When I was in high school, I was bored from the school material, unfortunately. To pass the time, I would always draw. I mostly drew stick-figure wars with my friend, which evolved into a running series of high school comedy cartoons (of which were cheeky and immature), but I also delved into geometric art.
I was never confident in most of my art, because once a week I would produce something fabulous and then fail miserably to recreate that same masterpiece. But there was something unique about drawing geometric art. It almost felt like cheating, because of the assistance of rulers and straight lines, but I also realized it was a concept that was difficult for others to grasp. It was as if I could see into the Matrix and design it.
So recently I've been drawing a few things for storyboarding (secret project!) and it's been challenging to relearn how to draw again. I haven't drawn this much since high school, and I even skipped the drawing course for my art major in college (which in hindsight...).
I have also invested in a new laptop rig that's outfitted with Adobe apps, and I even blew off the dust from my pen-tablet, but all this fancy equipment means almost nothing if I don't utilize it. So to prepare myself, I will be outlining my 2015 plan and practicing until then, because the new year also comes with new goals.
Until then, keep up those doodles.