Hello people. I'm 19-ish and I've always been interested in art. I've attempted to really improve my skills several times in the past few years but I've always stopped after a few weeks or months. Notice the two year gap between two of my posts. Anyways, at this time of writing, I'm again pursuing art as a serious hobby...with the goal of one day working a creative artsy job.
For me, an all or nothing attitude can be dangerous. I think one reason why I've stopped drawing so many times is because I saw art (or for that matter, some of the other of the other things I've pursued) as this mythical beast that had to be slaughtered by drawing nonstop. Eh, that's a bad metaphor but basically, I think I got burnt out and depressed after my previous attempts at improving my art.
I know I have to draw regularly and frequently to improve but I don't beat myself if I only produce 1 drawing per day. 1 drawing per day is still tons better than 0 drawings per day. Consistency >>> sporadicity. At the same time though, I try to keep in mind that I want to work as an artist one day (hopefully before I start growing gray hairs) so I'm striving to draw several hours per day, to draw subjects I find annoying or difficult (Anatomy! I'm looking at you), and most importantly of all, to enjoy the whole process!
So that's my little story. I'm here to improve so please smite me with crits!
And thanks for visiting my poorly named sketchbook.