Another day without the A to Z challenge to help me generate ideas for a post.
I mentioned yesterday a little bit about how I want to write picture books. But more than that, I want to illustrate my own picture books.
My mom tried to teach me a few techniques, but somehow my practice never really got me anywhere.
I wanted to take art classes in school, but I wasn't allowed to take any more fine arts classes beyond band (because I had already chosen band). In high school the same thing happened. Because I took band I didn't have room for any more fine art classes like drawing 101, or painting, or any kind visual arts. It was the sacrifice I made for music I guess. But now here I am, a college graduate, and I've still never had any training in the visual arts. Don't ask me why I never took a class in college...I'm not sure I know why not. Maybe because I chose creative writing for every elective I had and I already took way more electives than I should have...
Occasionally I sketch a landscape in my journal when I'm at Arches or Zion or somewhere pretty. I do it because it forces me to stop and look at things a little differently.
I have a hard time drawing things from my cute little imagination.
I don't know how to do cartoons. But that's what I want to learn the most.
Maybe these books from the library will help.
Maybe I'll do as my friend suggested and find a community art class.
I have to keep reminding myself that I can do anything.
I can do anything.
Even learn to illustrate.