I've been longing for more. I tried to sketch a dragon from a 'How To' youtube video. My dragon was ok, which is what I expected. But then I tried to use water colors to paint it...WRONG. So, I gave up the idea of sketching. I was frustrated.
Maybe I just needed time. About six weeks later (now last week) we, my wife, kids and I, were at the Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown, each of us looking for a book to read. I found one, used, that I read in middle school or high school that I've been wanting to read again.
While waiting for the others, I was perusing a craft/skills aisle hoping to find a book on writing when my eye crossed something...a beginners guide to sketching fantasy art.
It spoke to me...can you hear it? 'Take me home with you...'
There it was! I heard it loud and clear. I put the other book away...it'll be there for another time, or to get from the library, but I did not pass up on the voice aka: my creative outlet.
After getting home, I quickly got my sketch pad (that I used for a couple sketches and a bunch of writing) and began work on a barbarian:
|Not quite the beginning, but close|
|Darken some important lines-umm...kinda made the head pointy...|
|Add some details, erase some unneeded lines to neaten it up...and round the head :)|
|And the final result! My first real attempt at a drawing!!|