How I’m getting back my drawing skills, and why it’s going to benefit you
I’ve always been OK at drawing—or at least I’ve been good enough to get paid for my skills. I worked for five years doing 2D Animation and digital illustrations.
But I never mastered drawing the way I wanted to, and I could see my lack of mastery in every project I was hired to do. I felt I had to put in way more effort than I should have for the years of training I had, and I never drew at my full potential.
I could draw characters in simple poses, but as soon the poses got more complex, with perspective and foreshortening, I would struggle. If the characters were more realistic, it would take me forever to draw a simple pose.
Have you imagined what it would be like if you didn’t struggle with drawing?
With solid drawing skills, every project will be way more fun to work on, and you’ll improve your creative abilities faster.
So that’s what we’re working towards in this blog.
Now, at this point in my life, I have more knowledge than I can apply. To get better, I need to practice. But practicing by repeating over and over without a specific goal, a context, or understanding why you’re practicing
So I created some goals to push my drawing skills by creating 2D short animations.
The good news is, I’m going to share everything I learn with you.
My goals are:
-To learn all the drawing basics I never mastered.
-To do deliberate practice every day.
-To create short animations and show you the process.
-To document my progress and share everything with you.
Are you in the same situation? What are you struggling with? Leave a comment below.