Drawing always works to make me feel relax and forget things for a while. It’s my other way to express my feelings beside blogging. Actually, it has helped me through some difficult times, to cope with my anxiety in ways I can’t put into words. When I draw, I feel like I’m in my own world. It feels so good to let my imagination go on a piece of paper and to be honest, it’s a really fun way to kill time. I could spend hours just to draw one single object. Like this one:
I drew these two a few years ago when my right hand was still fine to draw anything I liked for hours. Good times. I spent two hours to draw the Japanese girl and thirty minutes to draw the second one. Drawing, to me, is like a different language. Well, I am not an expert at drawing, doodling by any means, but I have come a long way in my abilities. I honestly envy those who can draw like Leonardo, but I also think that I will never get there, lol. There are times when I chose to spend the whole day drawing in my room than going out with some friends. Haha, what a weirdo.
People often ask me if I went to a drawing school or course. Well, I didn’t. I taught myself how to draw back when I was little. I remember I started by copying a picture from my computer screen and then I tried to draw it myself months later. My parents were so busy working the whole day and I didn’t have anybody to play with because I didn’t have many friends (and I still don’t) since I was very shy so I always had to stay at home after school with my grandmother. So, to overcome my boredom, I started to draw and I enjoyed it so much!
I believe that every single person in this world can draw whatever they like. Just remember, don’t ever give up easily and tell yourself that you can’t draw. If I can draw, you can do it too. Hey, I once was at that moment where my drawing teacher claimed myself as someone that has no ability or skill to draw, but that didn’t stop me. In fact, what he said to me that day gave me so much motivation to proof that I actually can draw! So screw him. I just kept trying and trying. I was copying a picture straight from the computer screen. Imagine that! So you should give it a try. There are many drawing or doodling tutorials on YouTube. Look them up!
To this day, I still draw but not using pencil and paper anymore. And I don’t draw as often as I used to. This is the latest drawing. The day I drew this was when I started to get hand pain. I spent almost six hours just to draw this peacock because I had to take more than 10 breaks due to the pain I got. I always held the pencil way too hard. My pointing fingers can’t bend since then. So, now, whenever I draw something on a paper, I have to take a ten minutes rest every a few minutes drawing because my pointing fingers hurts really bad.
Is there any way to prevent your hand from getting sore so you can draw for longer periods of time? What do you do when your hand gets sore? Oh, please, let me know if there’s any. PLEASE.
When it’s too painful to draw, I just take a break, soak my hand in cold water and do some wrist stretching but I feel like it’s useless. I wonder if anyone out there has some other hand-treatment technique or whatever to prevent or reduce this hand pain. I’m not a professional artist… obviously. I just love to draw. Holding the pencil too tight mostly the cause of my hand pain. I put the pressure to hard on the pencil.
So, I guess that’s it for today. Thank you so much for wasting your precious time reading my post, hehe. See you on my next post. Have a fantastic day to all of you!!