“You have to make thousands and thousands of drawings before an illustration is perfected.”
~ Richard MacDonald
So in my About page, I said that I would start illustrating this blog when I had the confidence to do it.
Confidence is a fickle trait.
A few months ago I started an online drawing course. Feedback to my first assignments were positive and gave me a lot of confidence to carry on. I stopped drawing in secret and drew at the dining room table. The family stopped by and commented, I even drew outside and showed my neighbour. She had also done a bit of drawing and we had a giggle because we are both working from the same book!
Then life got a bit busy and I stopped drawing as regularly as I should and I lost that tiny nugget of confidence. My second group of assignments also came back with good feedback and I have just a few modules left to complete but they look really….I want to say difficult, but lets say challenging instead!
I don’t really feel confident to share my drawings but why wait until I’m good?
Where’s the fun in that?
This blog is supposed to be a challenge and a journey. Journeys make for a boring story if you only see the last day of it.
So I’m posting now. Loads of rubbish until we start seeing the good stuff. And like all the blogs I love to follow, it will be fun to see progress. I think. 🙂
So here is my first illustration – I’m also making it my header image. Yikes!
P.S. The title of this post is the tagline to an Andy Samberg film called Popstar, a mockumentary about a boy band. It also looks rubbish but fun!