Natural Talent Vs Hard Work

When I was putting together my portfolio to try and get into art college, way back in 2007, I was told by one of my tutors that I wasn’t naturally good at drawing. If I was going to get into art college, I was going to have to work hard and practice practice practice to even stand a chance. Since then, I’ve had it in my head that I can’t draw and have always avoided it if I could. Lately, for the first time in almost ten years, I’ve been feeling inspired to draw and have allowed myself to draw. I still have a voice in the back of my head saying ‘you can’t draw’ but I’m beginning to think that maybe it doesn’t matter if you’re not ‘naturally good’ at something. If you spend enough time doing anything, I’m sure you can’t help but improve.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been drawing for one hour a day.
Here is some of what I’ve done in that time, in order.

Pencil-Drawing-A-Day-Sailor-Moon

Pencil-Drawing-Fashion-Illustration-One-a-day

Drawing-A-Day-Milk-Flour

Pencil-Drawing-A-Day

I’ve found the more I draw, the more I enjoy doing it too.
I want to draw thing that I like the aesthetically and also things that will challenge me, like the last one.

I hope you’re having a lovely week!

xxx

 

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