Artwork by Slater Smith
I’m a 16 year old in high school who wants to become a Master in the art of painting and I believe that learning how to draw first is the best way of getting there and that the Drawing Academy can help me get accomplish my goal. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I had grown a love for art. It probably was not until June that I seriously wanted to become a fine artist. My path so far has been kind of bumpy.
Before drawing, I am usually overcome by this sense of fear that what I produce won’t be to my liking. This leads to me going for days without picking up the pencil for anything but school work. Ignoring practice is not good for my hand and is my main weakness at the moment. My skills progress slowly because of that. So I usually end up reading art books instead of drawing, as if looking for something to motivate me…