I have endless imagination. If I look at an art competition I can in a minute think of about 6 different ways of doing it. I think in pictures. I think in colour. I think in 3D. I enjoy doing all of this and It requires no effort from me -it's a natural thing that I've always done.
My problem has always been taking this visual imagination and making art from it. I can think of a dozen different kinds of original space rockets. But I have never been taught to do any type of art. When I try to draw I don't know where to start and I don't produce the same thing that I had imagined. I know that it's not black and white. But I don't produce anything that remotely looks like what I thought of.
I enjoyed art at school until I was about 15. Then I stopped doing it. I was OK. But I was never going to be able to cope with art beyond that. I couldn't see the point of continuing. I had about as much chance of putting a folio together for an arts college as I had of meeting Elvis back from the dead.
Now I am 39. I have a diploma in graphics design. It was a publishing course with Adobe Indesign rather than art. That said, there was some drawing of logos, packaging design etc and my tutor liked those drawings a lot. That surprised me. I had made it clear at the start of the course that I had the drawing ability of a rhino.
I don't know what the real point of this post is. I just felt like writing it. I still don't know how to take my imagination and "concretise" it into drawings. I've bought some beginner drawing books.