DRAWINGS

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At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. 
All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.

Lemony Snicket

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If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.

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Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

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Learning how to draw is just like learning how to write, you just need to find a good teacher, and practice a lot. Just remember all those empty pages you filled as a child with your shaky handwriting that looked like chickens’ scratches or ants steps, these efforts are what led you to have a steady and beautiful handwriting later on as an adult.

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When you draw and pay attention to what is, it’s a form of being present. This inspires the mind, makes it happy, and the heart wants to express more.

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Drawing is my passion. I am fond of drawing because it helps me forget about all my tension and it fills me with exciting questions. Like when I am looking at an eagle and drawing it’s wings, different questions come in my mind like why are its wings so big and curved upwards at the edge. It helps me to enhance my creativity and use my imagination in anyway I like without any restrictions. But above all the most important reason is that it makes me happy.
Being able to create cartoons or anything for that matter is totally possible. And so is improving your current skill level. All you need to do is decide, “YES, I want to do it!” And of course, you’ve already done that. After all, you’re here!

I strongly believe that it’s our passion for something that is responsible for many of the successes we have in life. So, if you want to be successful at something, then of course… you’ve got to love it!

In my case, drawing IS my passion. Ever since I’ve been able to hold a pencil, it’s been something I just loved doing. And it’s this passion that keeps me going. Passion is what gets me and everyone who shares it to pick up our pencils and put them to the paper…

…it’s the “driving force” as we press on forward, persistent and determined to succeed.

The late Calvin Coolidge once said:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

This is a very insightful idea. And it’s excellent because it directly applies to drawing. Simply put, if you are determined enough to learn and improve, then you will be persistent enough to “press on”. And this of course, is where practice comes in.

 

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