All that being said, over the course of my life I rarely drew anything. When my mind started to wonder I would build with Legos, or later in life, design in Computer Aided Design software. The traditional start, a sketch or drawing, was always something I considered doing, but was usually an additional step I wanted to jump past. I'm not always a very patient person.
I took this course because I knew I had neglected an important skill and outlet I could utilize, and knew that without the kick in the butt that would come with being graded for my work, I would never spend the time to hone my craft. At this point I am glad to say that I surpassed my own expectations and became far more able than I imagined.
When I started the course, I had little to no experience drawing. Every line was a struggle and required calculation on my part. Every moment spend drawing was a chore, and one that I was not very good at. But, as time went on and I pushed myself to try things I didn't think I could do (plenty of study drawings exist in a recycling center somewhere), I found a rhythm and strategy in my work.
To be quite frank, I never imagined I would be able to make the drawings I did towards the end of the semester. In the words of the wise philosopher, Aubrey Drake Graham, Things went from "0 to 100, real quick". The class was exactly what I needed, freedom with guidance and motivation. I've learned a lot and have become not only comfortable with drawing, but excited about it. Who knows that spaceships will be drawn into the sky next.
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