For the Blogging A to Z Challenge this month, I’m going to post a different letter of the alphabet every day. I’m trying to stick to the theme of “Things I Love.”
I love to draw.
The fact that I’m not very good at it is beside the point.
My stick figures look like a kindergartener drew them. When I got back into journaling not too long ago, I wanted to start adding doodles to my work. I can draw spirals and stars, hearts and 3-D boxes. Since I wanted to expand my drawing horizons a little bit, I actually Googled “how to doodle.”
Yes, I actually did.
I think drawing is like dancing. Some of us are just self-conscious about it. I took art as an elective in high school, and I watched other students. Their wrists were relaxed as they sketched pencil lines and shaded things that turned into actual drawings. I never wanted to be an artist, but I wanted to learn how to make those pencil lines.
I think it’s the nature of being human to yearn for something you’re not good at. I have many other talents, but none of them have filled that space where I wanted to draw. I use color to make up for my lack of talent.
One of these days, I’ll take a drawing class, and hopefully I’ll learn to relax my wrist. I don’t have great aspirations of becoming an artist. I’d just like to be able to use pencils to create a shadow of my internal landscape. Even if I can never capture it, the fun is in trying, right?
Do you like to draw? Are you any good at it, or are you more like me?