I was just thinking last night... I miss drawing.
|"Charlie's Monkey" 2009|
Maybe some of you know, but my background is in fine arts. I was all about the drawing and painting... realism was my thing. I was pretty good at it too... enough to win a few awards and get accepted into a university art program.
I felt artsy, I felt cool, I felt unique, I felt like... myself.
I don't draw much anymore. Studying graphic design has turned my medium into Adobe programs and mouse clicks instead of my good old pencil and paper.
There's this joy I get from drawing that gives me a sense of fulfillment. It's not available anywhere or through anyone else... it's inside me, and I'm the only one in control of tapping into it.
One of my dreams, besides being a graphic designer, is to be an illustrator. I want to have this little online shop of my own where I sell my creations for anyone who wants them... just wake up, keep my hair messy, wear old ratty clothes, and never worry about my nails because they'll be covered in charcoal by the end of the day (like I worry about my nails even now...psh).
That would be pretty great.
But, today I'm here sitting on my futon, typing and clicking away, dreaming and wishing for things that haven't yet found the right timing in my life. So, I went on a Pinterest search for some drawing inspiration and found these lovely sketches and illustrations... aren't they fantastic?
|by Diego Fernandez|
|Unknown Source- found here|
|By Hector Daniel Vargas|
|By Garance Dore|
|By Raphael Vicenzi|
|Unknown source- found here|
|By Nadia Flower|
P.S. I think I'm a lesbian when it comes to sketch inspiration.
...no shame here!