February 5th, 2012


what I'd like to do!

I'd love to start drawing again. It's been so long that I'm afraid to try--silly, no? I did a quick little sketchlet for a story I wrote and it wasn't bad. Not great, but not bad. I have ideas floating in my head but ever since I started writing (something I really wanted to do when I was a Weeroxy but thought I had no talent for), I've been crippled in that regard. It seems like it'd be easy, just pick up a pen and go to town, but no, I just circle the drafting table like an uncertain shark. I used to love it--used to need to do it like breathing. How does that happen?

I think this summer, I'll look into taking some art classes. Maybe after shading my umpteenth drawing of a bowl of plastic fruit, the drive will kick back in. I definitely need to relearn anatomy, and I'd also like not sit in a class full of retirees and headlong-into-elderly broads like myself, because that way lies kittens gamboling on a verdant swath of clover and little boys in top hats handing little girls in pinafores or what-nots daisies, which that kind of thing always vaguely squicked me. I'm asking a lot of an evening art class, I know. :)

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