Hi everyone! This is the 2nd Skillshare class about style discovery that I joined and (boy) I'm so happy I found this. The first one didn't do much for me as it was purely exercises with few to zero tips but THIS offered me self-discovery. I've been drawing since 4th grade. I started with anything teachers asked us to illustrate until drawing the cartoons I watched became a hobby. Then I went to college and everyone else around me told me that I won't make a living out of it so there goes the hiatus. I took a job, made a living, got busy, and realized that it's been almost 20 years. I left my 10-year job three months ago not to take an adventure but to pause.
Over the weeks, I became more and more passionate about learning and practicing. I'm used to making graphite portraits but the inaccuracy frustrates me. Despite the wows, I find it hard to appreciate my final product. Then I tried watercolor. I learned pretty fast but watercolor does not stand the test of time. And then recently, I chanced upon artists all over the world and thought about learning acrylic and oil. I haven't started yet but I've been doing some studies. The problem is, I have not identified my style yet. And the absence of it will surely get me nowhere no matter how passionate I am.
So, this really helps. I still have a long way to go but this project reminded me of the things I don't get tired seeing.
These are not just childhood interests. It's all my life, actually.