Friday, October 12, 2012

Drawing: Like riding a bike?

The move has been completed, and I am now comfortably settled in my new home. With my new workspace and new (for me) desk, I'm ready to get creative in a way that doesn't involve moving furniture or taping walls.

So last night I sat down at my computer with my Wacom tablet and started sketching, and I quickly realized something...

I suck at drawing!

Now I was never a phenomenal artist - I know people who's mediocre doodles put my best work to shame - but I was competent. Freehand admittedly wasn't my strong suit (technical drawing was), but I did some work in high-school that I was proud of (see Into the Archive: Pencil Artwork for some examples). But sitting down yesterday and attempting to draw... anything; I felt like a 4-year-old child with a crayon. Any skill I had seemed to be gone.

I'm hoping it's just a hiccup of sorts. I have so many ideas floating around in my head, but getting them out seems to be an issue as of late. And seeing that what used to be my most common way of putting those ideas to paper seems to have escaped me, has me a bit concerned.

Drawing is like riding a bike, isn't it? You never really forget, you just need a bit of a refresher. Right?