Story by Deleen
I come from an artistic family, so from a very young age, I wish I could sketch or draw pictures.
When I was in primary school, I absolutely hate the, then compulsory subject, Art. I just couldn’t get myself so far to like the jar on the table, filled with dirty paint water and dirty brushes. Even less to try and sketch a vase with flowers. Really! A vase! It’s the most difficult object to draw. To get the symmetry hundred percent is almost impossible.
A few years ago my son introduced me to Instagram. I saw pictures of what people accomplish with color pencils. I was blown away! I found my inspiration on that platform, thanks to my son.
What is very important, I learned that I can sketch, but I can’t illustrate. I can only sketch from a reference – preferably a photo. Without a reference, I can hardly draw a stickman.
So, never give up on your art dreams. It can open up a world of endless freedom!