Guess what?!! I recently drew/painted for the first time in almost a year!!
I feel like I could scream at the top of my lungs out of pure excitement and joy...But I won't, obviously, because I am sitting in an ultra-silent part of the library on campus right now XD Plus, I want to save some of my energy for studying later today...
Have you ever had that same feeling? after you've put something off for so long and guilty thoughts were hovering at the back of your mind every time you turned the opportunity down?
Well, that was what I did for drawing or painting, but no more!!
It happened a couple of nights ago when it was just a regular night in the school week, as I was floating aimlessly on Facebook while watching music videos...Basically, wasting precious time (like I had been doing for the last several months). Usually when the idea of drawing came to mind, I'd ignore it out of pure, utter exhaustion from the long day I'd have had from school. But this last night, something changed.
I don't know if it was the upbeat, wake-yourself-up-and-get-right-to-it hype of the Ke$ha songs I was listening to (and in case you were curious, I was listening to "We R Who We R" :) ), or if it was just my telling myself abruptly that enough was enough--but something had carried me to my lonely sketchbook and easel, as it also prompted me to gather my charcoal and watercolors to start the long-lost magic.
Then, with the replay button of "We R Who We R" (my favorite song...at the moment) on my computer, and with my new-found mindset, I started drawing. I've always loved drawing figures with charcoal, because while it lets you get messy, you'd still end up making intense shadows that create the realism of whoever you're drawing. With that said, my sketchbook drawing was based on a photo of Crystal Renn (a famous plus-sized model) posing on the beach for Glamour magazine. And as I drew the model's figure, like I had always done when drawing portraits in the past, I used my sweeping and definitive strokes of charcoal, as I finished it off with dashes of calm blue watercolor hovering behind Crystal.
After I finished this piece, I felt a certain energy that I recognized from the times I'd draw or paint for my art class throughout middle school and high school. I then realized how much I missed that feeling, the feeling of all possibilities coming true and that my creativity will always flow through me with little effort and infinite passion.
So, I then made another sketchbook piece... :) this time, based on a picture I found of a random celebrity posing for photographers at some event (I have no idea what); she has most of her back facing the camera, choosing her best angle, as her bright red dress reveals her slender back; she looks seductively back toward the (I assume) large crowd of photographers, as they desperately try to capture her attention. I found this photo appealing even though I had no idea who this woman was, because of her effortless beauty radiating through her confidence and that is fully accentuated by her vibrant dress. Despite that her dress was red, I left it in charcoal black as I colored the background in yellow watercolor...But I still gave the figure the same personality as the actual person.
I plan to post pictures of what I drew for all you to look at, since I'm sure my descriptions of them aren't enough...First though, I'll have to take pictures of them. ;) I will get to this lovely task as soon as I can, most likely after my finals are done and over with--which means sometime after this coming Monday.
And speaking of finals, I should get to studying for those... :P
I hope you at least were able to have an idea of what my drawings look like, since I did my best to describe them...And if not, that's alright, since you will see what they actually look like soon!