Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Last Quickdraw Class

Yesteday was my final class of the "Quickdraw" (a.k.a. Sketching) class I have been taking for the last 7 weeks. I am so glad I took it. I learned that I don't suck as bad as I thought I did. Rather then thinking, "I can't draw", I just realize, I haven't spent much time practicing and getting better.

That is true for most people. As my teacher said, "When people say they can't draw, I tell them that (instead) it just hasn't been important enough to them to spend the time to get comfortable with it." He has drawn his whole life. He is passionate about it. He thinks there's absolutely no better way to learn about something than to draw it. You notice all sorts of things you otherwise woudn't have if you hadn't drawn it.

So I've been drawing things. Almost daily. And it's fun. And it's sort of meditative. And my journal is looking cuter all the time. The class is over, but my practice isn't. I am so glad I took the class!

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