I’m Officially Drawing Again!

It’s been over 4 years since I left my teaching job and I haven’t picked up a pencil to draw since. Recently, I noticed how much I was actually missing my art and finally pushed myself to get started again. The nice thing about art in general is you never loose the skill, but it does take a certain discipline to refine the ability. As life continues to get more busy, it seems we have less and less time dedicated to the things we really love. Eventually many people just give up and focus on their jobs or family and their dreams get swept away.

Drawing, for me, brings me back to my childhood when I drew practically every minute of the day. Whenever possible, I was doodling on any surface I could get my hands on. I remember drawing all over my cloths, as if I was giving my pants a tattoo. If the family went out for a dinner, I was drawing on the napkins. Back then, we didn’t have any Macaroni Grill’s in the neighborhood so drawing on the tablecloth wasn’t an option. I still find myself asking my wife for a pen from time to time do a quick sketch on a napkin.

Too often people think that “Art” or drawing is some magical inborn ability, when in reality anyone can do it. Even the most basic drawing is turning a mental vision into a physical form. You can’t draw anything unless it first starts in your mind, so it’s important to have a clear picture. I find that over-thinking or over analyzing when doing art just clouds the brain and causes analysis paralysis, so just be creative and don’t be afraid to put the pencil on the paper.

If it wasn’t for a good friend of mine, John Mahoney and his inspirational art, I may have very easily stopped drawing for more than I already have. John started teaching at a local gallery here in Los Angeles called Gallery Godo. They now have Friday night drawing sessions and other fun events going on. I went to a few openings over the last couple months and it’s been nothing but impressive. The Gallery seems to bring together a great group of artists and true professions.

Evil Clown - Concept


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