Draw Again Challenge (part 1)
Okaaay so my friends and I decided, for fun (or not) to draw one of our early work
to make ourselves feel better somehow.
This was picked for me to draw again:
This was from 2007 - almost 6 years now, and around 3 years from when I started drawing. I have made art on and off for those almost ten years.
I thought this would be a simple project, but apparently it’s not and I don’t actually know what to feel about this right now. Stylistic choices aside, since those move around a lot anyway, through the years my respect has only grown both for those in life drawing and in manga. I myself have not found where I am in between, but I do know I want to continue despite moving very, very slowly in the improvement area.
Four of my almost ten years in art I spent in art school. During my application, the interviewer snorted at my then-portfolio. My professors said we had to grow up and leave anime and manga behind. So you see, these past four years, I lived in denial instead of rushing 100% forward and improving and enjoying. Don’t be dumb like that. Learning new things doesn’t mean you have to leave behind what you love, no matter what everyone else says. It takes a lot of courage to go out of your comfort zone, and it also takes courage to be honest with yourself. After all, we all need somewhere to go home to after our adventures in far-away lands.
Well, regretting the time I wasted will do me no good, so here I am trying to just draw again and have fun with it. This challenge has been a good reminder.