Wednesday, May 02, 2007

What's Not My Calling

Well, I spend a lot of time wondering what it is I should do with my life. They say figuring out what you don't like or things you're not good at is just as important. I can say with absolute certainty drawing is NOT MY CALLING. Granted I wasn't expecting to be an undiscovered Van Gogh but seriously the lack of my skill is quite frightening. The good news is for my curriculum we only need 1 basic drawing class...whew!!! I'm going to show you what I'm currently working on and I'm bored to tears with this thing. I seriously wish we could splash some of these things with color...the charcoal thing gets a tad boring!

Next Wednesday is my critique in drawing. We've got to show our professor complete drawings. I'm trying to get several finished. Argh!!! It takes forever and it's torture. I have one I really like but it's huge. Once I finish it I will actually post it. It's really hard to tell what in the heck I've got going on in this one but my professor loves vine charcoal. What the heck is vine charcoal you ask...a raw stick of charcoal. Talk about messy. I walk away looking more like a mechanic than an "artist." It's hard to draw straight precise lines with this stuff...granted the professor doesn't like that but I really like things to be clear and I swear this drawing I'm about to show you looked much better as a penciled drawing. Keep in mind this isn't complete I'm just sick of drawing for the moment.


MikeW said...

I debated whether i should be polite or honest, so i'll be both:
"I'm glad you said the drawing wasn't complete".

; )

Anonymous said...

You're great. Good luck finishing everything up! --sj

Atul said...

I came here by way of Chancelucky who visits my blog often. I too want to do a long (bike) ride so reading about your experiences is neat.

As for your life's calling, I know what you mean. I always wanted to be a car designer, ended up an engineer then a marketer. I took a car design class and boy was it tedious. I guess I like to write more than I like to draw now.