I was cleaning my cupboard and suddenly found some old drawing books which I had when I was in 6th grade or something. I cringed so hard while looking at many of my bad drawings. Like every kid, I always loved drawing and coloring. Do you guys remember the days when we were a kid, we color with reckless aband. I mean, all our crayons will go out of the line and most importantly we color however we want. From red tiger, green bears, blue trees to pink water, it all looked good back then. We used to run around so proudly to show it to others. So what is making us cringe while looking at it now? As we get older we fall into criticism and perfection. Everyone keeps telling us to stay inside the lines, to color everything just like how they see it. We then end up drawing by numbers – whether you paint, whether you write or sing or dance. Many feel like they are not an artist or don’t know how to draw. They feel hesident to hold their pencils now. But remember everyone is an born artist. We all started at the same time with the same scribblings. I bet many of us drew the same roof house with 2 mountain having a sun in the middle. But as the time passes we find our own art.
Art is ones vison and everyone’s perspective is unique. So Create outside the line. Scribble what’s on your mind. Run your imaginations wild!! Let the people who watch your painting interpret their own story.
Drawing, doodling and painting is an art that satisfys our soul. You don’t have to be perfect in everything. Perfection comes through practice and experience. So if you hold yourself back thinking that others might judge you will benefit nothing. So take your pencils and start on your own. Find your inner artist which you left deep in your heart when you were a kid. Be proud of what you do with your whole heart.
Don’t be ashamed of your past. It is the same past that make the better future.
Every great artist has a closet full of bad paintings-David Young
Okay.. So coming back to my comparison 😂
I didn’t go to any drawing classes. I went only once, just for 1 week but I wasn’t enjoying myself so yes, I quitted. I can proudly say that it was my past experience which made me a better artist today. Even though I know nothing about painting in general, I intended to learn more about drawing and colorings. Here are the outcomes….
Finally a BTS inspired one from ‘Black Swan‘ 💜 (*I love this song sooo much!!)
Do you cringe at your old drawings too? When was the last time you drew or painted your heart out!? Tell me in the comments below.
Thank you for reading!! Be safe and stay blessed ✨