The Artist Within

“A picture is worth a thousand words” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Someone once told me just because you’re not good at something doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it.  That pretty much sums up anything artistic for me.  This picture wasn’t drawn by a child, it was drawn by me – as in adult, trying hard.  I know some of you are reading this thinking no one is that bad at drawing but I can assure you I am! Who now feels better about their artistic ability? 

Even though the artistic gene skipped me, I was more than excited when the girls suggested we go to Dr Sketchys at the Arthouse Hotel.  Dr Sketchys is a live drawing class and for $25 you get entry, a drink, reserved seating, sketch pad, pencil … and a really good time!

So basically two models came out and you have two minutes to draw before they moved into their next pose.  If you thought this drawing was bad I actually slightly improved as the night went on.    This was my very first drawing attempt.

After I finished this drawing I stared at it, its moments like these where you either laugh or cry. I started laughing hysterically with a glass of wine in one hand and my sketch pad in the other. 

After a few two minute drawings they gave you five minutes to draw new poses and the models wearing different outfits.   

I knew my friends were amazing liars when they told me they liked my drawings and how abstract they were.  Lastly they gave us ten minutes to draw.  New outfit changes and poses.  I attempted to draw their clothing and accessories.  It turned out to be a really fun night and I know the girls enjoyed themselves too. 

Readers do you enjoy something that you’re not good at?  How good are you at drawing?

5 thoughts on “The Artist Within”

  1. Lol I'm glad you had a go and had fun. P.S. I stand by the comment that your drawings have an abstract quality – they do!!

  2. I love your drawings and think they would be better then mine for sure 🙂 Its great that you just get out there are do it, whatever it maybe, you have the right attitude and I will always look up to you for that x

  3. I would love to do this! I haven't sketched for a long time. When im dont being hermit pls take me there-Suzie

  4. Somebody said once that life starts outside your comfort zone and I live by this. I think I will add to it what you mentioned in your blog “just because you're not good at something doesn't mean you can't have fun doing it”. I love your drawings and I think you've done good artistically and by having fun.

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